News

June 5, 2020

Dr. Henry profiled in New York Times

Learn more about Dr. Bonnie Henry and how she remains focused on trying to find that balance to minimize the impact of COVID-19.

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June 5, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Therapy Guidance

Updated documents for: British Columbia COVID19 Therapeutics Committee (CTC) Clinical Practice Guidance for Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19, Clinical Reference Group Recommendations: Therapies for COVID-19 and Clinical Reference Group SBAR: Therapies for COVID-19.

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June 4, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates June 4

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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June 4, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 4, 2020

This will be a day each of us remembers for a very long time. Our last COVID-positive patient was released from hospital today. We now have no active cases in Island Health. The staff from the unit cheered and sent air hugs to the patient who gave a moving speech before returning home. Since March 25 we have cared for 25 COVID-positive inpatients in Island Health hospitals, while monitoring and supporting many, many others at home.

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June 4, 2020

New BCCDC COVID-19 Data Modeling

Updated BCCDC modeling on COVID-19: How and where the virus has affected people in BC.  Includes BC epidemic curve; confirmed cases by health service delivery area; rates for hospitalization, ICU and deaths, genomic epidemiology, modeling analyses to date and more.

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June 4, 2020

Antibody Testing (Serology)

Learn more about the status of antibody testing in BC, testing formats, using results and ongoing research on the BCCDC site.

 

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June 4, 2020

Virtual Town Hall | Tuesday June 9 | 12:00-13:00 - Teleconference Only

Our next Virtual Town Hall meeting is Tuesday June 9– 12:00-13:00 – audio only.

Call in to hear from EOC leaders for updates and answers to your questions.

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June 4, 2020

Standardization of Adult Norepinephrine Infusion Concentrations

Attention: Standardization of Adult Norepinephrine for Continuous Infusion EFFECTIVE JUNE 10, 2020

Island Health will no longer utilize norepinephrine 4 mg/250 mL bag (16 mcg/mL) for continuous infusions by large volume IV pumps in ADULT PATIENTS.

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June 4, 2020

June 1 billing changes. GPSC / BC Family Doctors webinar recording available.

On May 28, 2020, the General Practice Services Committee and BC Family Doctors hosted a live webinar to discuss new temporary billing changes effective June 1, 2020. These changes include new age-adjusted Telehealth fees and temporary changes to chronic disease management (CDM) visits and 14066 in-person requirements.

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June 3, 2020

New BCCDC guidance for Medical Imaging during COVID-19 Pandemic Phases

New guidance is available for medical imaging during COVID-19 Pandemic phases including clinical imaging guidance for COVID-19 patients, classification of service levels and prioritization of requisitions between levels, operationalizing the resumption of services, and more.

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