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October 22, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff Updates October 22

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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October 22, 2020

Five new cases today, Island Health total 249

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 22

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October 22, 2020

Lactobacillus probiotic to be removed from hospital formulary

The BC Provincial Antimicrobial Clinical Experts (PACE) group recently completed a review of probiotics. Their review of the evidence found that probiotics are not effective at preventing C. difficile infection in comparable health care settings with low baseline rates, as in BC Health Authorities.

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October 21, 2020

A Message From the CEO | Influenza Vaccines

While we don't have a COVID-19 vaccine yet, we do have influenza vaccines, and it is more important than ever for health-care workers and their families to get their flu shot this year.  

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October 21, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: October 21, 2020

These updates are intended to highlight key pieces of work and practice information related to the COVID-19 pandemic, so some of you may be wondering why we’re using this tool to highlight this year’s annual flu campaign.

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October 21, 2020

No new cases today, Island Health total 244

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 21

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October 21, 2020

PPE and COVID-19 Planning Support for Physicians

The Ministry of Health confirmed that primary care providers and community medical specialists will be able obtain PPE through our provincial supply chain and distribution system at no charge for the duration of the emergency response.

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October 21, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff Updates – October 20

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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October 20, 2020

2 new case today, Island Health total 244*

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 20

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October 20, 2020

Indigenous Cultural Safety Training for emergency department medical staff and leaders

Medical staff and leaders who provide patient care in the emergency department should have received an invitation to a specific cohort group for San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. If you have not received an invitation, please contact MedStaffDevelopment@viha.ca

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