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CPS Full Access (Database Instruction)

RRC Polytech students and faculty access only. CPS Full Access (formerly RxTx) is Canada's authoritative source for prescribing and managing drug therapy, providing online access to evidence-based, reliable Canadian drug, and therapeutic information

Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments (CTMA)

undefinedThe Compendium of Therapeutics for Minor Ailments (CTMA) is a compilation of the best-available evidence written and peer-reviewed by Canadian physicians and pharmacists. The CTMA includes a full spectrum of therapy for over 140 conditions to help you manage and triage minor ailments. Browse alphabetically or by body system.

Topics include:

  • Pathophysiology
  • Assessment and treatment algorithms
  • Nonpharmacologic / pharmacologic therapy
  • Drug tables, including brand names and relative costs
  • Outcomes monitoring
  • Plain-language patient handouts
  • Suggested resources for patients

This database is only accessible to current RRC Polytech Students and Faculty. 

Library staff cannot look up information on this database for non-college users.

Winnipeg residents can also access the RxTx Database at Winnipeg Public Library. RxTx has similar features, such as monographs and pill finders. More information can be found here

CPS Full Access is a subscription database published by the Canadian Pharmaceutical Association. If you are interested in a personal subscription, please contact the CPhA for more information. 

Minor Ailments (CTMA)

There are two ways you can access the therapeutic choices for Minor Ailments documents:


  1. Browse the list of Products for Minor Ailments documents by clicking Drugs/Conditions > Therapeutic Choices for Minor Ailments from the tabs at the top of the page
    More about browsing











  1. Search for a topic on the homepage and filter your search results to look for just ‘Minor Ailments’ document types.
    These document types are indicated by the Conditions logo as shown 









Example of CTMA document.