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May 25, 2020

VTE Prophylaxis for COVID-19

Studies describing the epidemiology and treatment of SARS-CoV-19 (COVID-19) suggest that severe COVID-19 infection is likely a hypercoagulable state that leads to an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and poorer prognosis.

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May 25, 2020

Endotracheal Intubation PPE recommendations for Critical Care and Emergency Departments

Endotracheal intubation is an AGMP which has a high potential risk of exposure to HCW. Some expert groups have proposed supplemental PPE for the person performing or assisting with the intubation .

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May 25, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Surgery

Updated BCCDC Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidelines and protocols for surgery.

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May 23, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 23, 2020

This has been quite a week for so many of you! Island Health staff and medical staff stepped up in a huge way to support the return of many patients to our hospitals who are coming in for the surgeries they need.

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May 22, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 22, 2020

People who work in health and care receive moments of appreciation and gratitude daily from those we have the privilege to serve. It is also important we take the opportunity to share our appreciation when we can for those who support us in our work.

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May 21, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates May 21

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website

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May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Expert Q&A with Public Health (Dr. Bonnie Henry), Epidemiology (Dr. David Patrick) & Lab (Dr. Mel Krajden) | May 26 @ 7pm

Join us for this online accredited educational session where highly experienced public health physicians will answer your COVID-19 questions and share their experiences managing their various roles during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will include a panel of presenters and participants will be prompted to ask their questions in real time using webinar technology. We encourage you to send your questions in early.

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May 21, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 21, 2020

We want to start our update this evening by thanking Cheryl Damstetter, Vice President – Priority Populations and Initiatives for her leadership and service with Island Health over the past decade, including supporting the needs of some of the most vulnerable people in our health authority during COVID-19.

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May 21, 2020

Community Health Services Available during Pandemic

Community Health Services (CHS) remain in place and referral and intake processes have not changed since the pandemic. Home care and home support continues to be available for clients who require these services.

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May 21, 2020

Aerosol-Generating Medical Procedures and PPE

A new guide has been published for all clinicians and providers who are doing aerosol-generating medical procedures (AGMPs) and need to make a decision on what PPE to wear.

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