Endorsed Family Practice Resources

Family Practice Resources are clinical tools that have been endorsed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) for use in clinical practice.  Can’t find a document? Some older documents are not listed, but may be kept on file for future reference.  Contact us.

Endorsement signifies that we have reviewed the document, are in general agreement with its contents, and permission has been granted to use our name/logo. The endorsement process includes a review of all materials by our CFPC members, and requires the approval of our CFPC Executive Committee and Board.

Please note that we will not consider endorsement of Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) unless a CFPC representative has participated in the development of those CPGs. To request a CFPC representative (usually a practicing family physician who is a Certificant of the College), please contact us.

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Rourke Baby Record.

The Rourke Baby Record (RBR) is an evidence-based health supervision guide for physicians and health care providers caring for children in the first five years of life. Originally developed in 1979 by Drs. Leslie and James Rourke, family physicians currently living in St. John’s NL, the latest revision was completed in 2014 in collaboration with Dr. Denis Leduc, a paediatrician in Montreal, Que., and past president of the Canadian Paediatric Society.


Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Preventive Care

Routine Administration of Vitamin K to Newborns

This CPS position statement concerns Vitamin K administration to newborns, a preventive measure to decrease hemorraghic disease of the newborn (HDNB).


Maternity & Newborn Care

Screening for open angle glaucoma? A guideline to detecting and referring glaucoma suspects for family physicians

The CFPC endorses Screening for open angle glaucoma, a guideline to detecting and referring glaucoma suspects for family physicians.  


Sex sense.

 This book is written by medical experts of the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) spells out the ABCs of safer sex, answering all the questions people are afraid to ask, or hope they will never have to answer.


Child & Adolescent Health Care,

Women’s Health

The Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care

The CFPC endorses the Prevention and Management of Cardiovascular Disease Risk in Primary Care Clinical Practice Guideline. The management of lipids and cardiovascular disease risk has been significantly simplified by removing lipid targets and associated monitoring of lipid levels, as well as other streamlining measures. Additionally, by targeting risk, clinicians can identify patients most likely to benefit while actively involving these patients in their care.  


WHO Growth Chart Training Program

The WHO Growth Chart Training Program is an evidence-based, self-learning package designed for primary care and public health practitioners. It has been developed through a collaboration led by Dietitians of Canada and includes the Canadian Paediatric Society, the College of Family Physicians of Canada, Community Health Nurses of Canada, National Aboriginal Health Organization, Canadian Obesity Network and NutriSTEP®.


Child & Adolescent Health Care

Zika Virus

Additional items will be shared as updates are available.  


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