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Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates March 23

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates March 23

  • CPD COVID-19 webinar March 26
    • Emergency medicine doctors Dr. Omar Ahmad and Dr. Adam Thomas will answer questions and share their experiences during diagnosis and management of COVID-19 patients in BC (medical staff website).
  • Ensure you have your Island Health ID
    • With visitor restrictions in place, facilities are under controlled access. Please ensure you have your Island Health ID to gain entry.
  • Laboratory Service Changes
    • Island Health is temporarily closing some labs and changing the hours of others (medical staff website).
  • Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment and Advanced Care Planning
    • Providers are asked to make a concerted effort to ascertain their patients’ goals of care and ensure a MOST designation (medical staff website).
  • Message from Dr. Michelle Tousignant
  • Funded Zoom videoconference licenses available for rural physicians and NPs
  • Provincial Health Officer/BC Government Update
    • There are now 39 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Island Health and 472 in BC (news release).
    • B.C. COVID-19 response update (info bulletin).