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Share your COVID-19 experience through the BC Emergency Medicine Network

In a new video series shared through social media, the BC Emergency Medicine Network invites you to share your stories of resilience, innovation, and community from the COVID-19 pandemic. How is the pandemic impacting you, your colleagues, your community, or your loved ones?

Share your story! Post a short video to social media with the hashtag #BCemerg, or email connect@bcemergencynetwork.ca.

In the first video, Jim Christenson, Executive Lead of the BC Emergency Medicine Network, shares the top 10 ways COVID-19 has impacted emergency medicine in BC click here. The full playlist of videos is available here.

BACKGROUND: The BC Emergency Medicine Network supports the 1100+ emergency medicine practitioners across 108 emergency rooms in the province. It connects them with each other and with current, practical resources via four core programs: Clinical Resources, Innovation, Continuing Professional Development, and Real-Time Support.

In this way, the Network connects academics, policy makers, administrators, managers, and patients with front-line clinicians. It brings us together to ask and answer questions, share and improve resources, and robustly discuss the issues we face, ideally commenting, criticizing and contributing. Network membership is currently open to physicians practicing emergency care in BC, who can register online: https://www.bcemergencynetwork.ca/register/

Launched initially as a demonstration project of the BC SUPPORT Unit, the EM Network has developed substantially as part of the BC Academic Health Science Network (BC AHSN). Island Health is a member of the BC AHSN, which supports innovation and implementation of a learning health system infrastructure within the province.