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November 30, 2022

Minister’s statement on 179 lives lost to poisoned drugs in October

Sheila Malcolmson, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions, has issued the following statement regarding the BC Coroners Service’s report on illicit drug toxicity deaths in October 2022.

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November 30, 2022

Two Weeks Left to Sign-up for the Good Call Action Series

Are you part of a team that makes, receives or responds to calls about patient care? Have you ever wanted to improve that call experience? Join the Good Call Action Series (January-May 2023) with 3-7 interdisciplinary team members to learn how!

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November 30, 2022

Mental Health Act Policy Update Strengthens Patient Care

The Mental Health Act of BC Process Requirements Policy 10.4.1P (MHA Policy) is now available on the Policy and Procedures intranet page.

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November 29, 2022

REDCap Training: How to Use Automated Survey Invitations - Dec. 8 & Jan. 12

Do you use REDCap for surveys and survey invitations? Improve your skills and save some time with Automatic Survey Invitations (ASIs)! Over two training sessions.

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November 29, 2022

Press PLAY on K2A: Recordings of all Knowledge-to-Action Events are now Online

The 10th annual Knowledge-to-Action Month celebrated the importance of translating evidence into practice to improve care and outcomes.

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November 28, 2022

Pediatric Illness Surge: Urgent

A callout from Dr. Keith Menard and Dr. Maria Kang: Assisting the pediatric population across the island due to an increase in exposure to the triumvirate of COVID-19, RSV and Influenza. Any increased access for these children to be seen in community settings would be greatly appreciated.

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November 28, 2022

Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Therapeutics in Mild-Moderate COVID-19

This BCCDC Clinical Practice Guide is updated as follows: Recommendation language for monoclonal antibodies, including tixagevimab/cilgavimab, Impacts of waning, second boosters, hybrid immunity and bivalent vaccines and more.

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November 28, 2022

Get your influenza vaccine! NEW walk-in schedule and reminder to self-report

As per the provincial Influenza Prevention Policy, all Island Health staff and medical staff are required to self-report whether they received their influenza vaccine.

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November 28, 2022

CME Offerings December 2022 & January 2023 Newsletter

A list of monthly courses, workshops, conferences and more.

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November 28, 2022

Snow Rides Available Once Again

There is a snowfall warning​ for Vancouver Island and Greater Victoria. The Vancouver Island Toyota 4 x 4 Club has once again offered to help those stuck in the snow. They have members as far north as Port Hardy and the ride is completely free of charge!​

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