Trending Topics pieces (Article Analyses, Evidence Clips and Other Topics) are published in timely response to recent media and journal articles, position statements, clinical guidelines, etc. Since they are based on the most recent evidence/publications, they may not be consistent with PEN evidence in other PEN content areas. As soon as possible, when this occurs, the PEN content will be reviewed and updated as needed.
Updated Diabetes Clinical Practice Guidelines
The following two clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) have been updated:
- Diabetes Canada: 2018 Clinical Practice Guidelines and Quick Reference Guide
- Diabetes UK: Evidence-based Nutrition Guidelines for the Prevention and Management of Diabetes (March 2018)
The PEN Team is in the process of adding these guidelines to the 13 diabetes knowledge pathways in PEN.
Updated Canadian Stroke Best Practice Recommendations - Acute Inpatient Stroke Care Guidelines
The updated Acute Inpatient Stroke Care Guidelines, published in the International Journal of Stroke, continue to emphasize the positive outcomes (increased survival, return home and gain independence) that organized stroke units with an interprofessional team, characterized by core experienced professionals including physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech language pathologists, social workers and clinical dietitians, have on patients following a stroke. One of the new updates is the inclusion of the dietitian with speech language pathologists and occupational therapists as professionals who can be referred to for detailed assessment and management of swallowing.