Tools for Professionals
Metabolic Monitoring Tool for Professionals
EPION’s Cardiometabolic Risk Management resource provides a structured way to screen and begin metabolic interventions for individuals with mental illness, according to Canadian guidelines. It also defines the roles of the mental health and primary care teams.
This resource was developed by EPION’s Metabolic Working Group in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental health (CAMH), Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, The Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care, and the Ottawa Hospital On Track First Episode Psychosis Program.
The postcard, risk management resource, and the goal-setting and tracking tools, were developed by EPION’s Metabolic Working Group. These resources are designed for community and hospital-based psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, family physicians, and front line mental health specialists working with individuals and families dealing with psychosis.
EPION’s Metabolic Working Group has used these resources to develop an interactive web tool to promote metabolic monitoring for people with mental illness. The tool provides an easy and structured way to screen and begin metabolic interventions, and set healthy lifestyle goals.