News

January 18, 2023

Fast, easy – and required: Island Health staff and influenza vaccine self-reporting

Please note that self-reporting is required for all employees and medical staff as per the provincial Influenza Prevention Policy.

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January 18, 2023

New CDH virtual info session for staff: Wednesday, January 18

Are you ready to see the future Cowichan District Hospital? The CDH Zoom webinar series resumes today and CHD is excited to share an update with you.

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January 17, 2023

Care to Speak Mental Health Peer Support

The BC Division of the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA BC), SafeCare BC and the Province of BC have introduced Care to Speak - a new mental health peer support phone line for healthcare and social services workers.

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January 17, 2023

Chemainus IHealth activation a 'game changer' for patient care and provider communication

Access to detailed clinical information on patients in the EHR is a “game changer" for physicians working in Island Health facilities and collaborating with colleagues in primary care clinics.

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January 13, 2023

Update to Communicable Disease Control Manual, Chapter 2: Immunization, Part 4 – Biological Products

BCCDC Guidance Manual updated for COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility includes updates such as: COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility - Revised age indication for the primary series of Novavax from 18 years of age and older to 12 years of age and older per Health Canada authorization and more.

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January 13, 2023

Province provides update on respiratory illness season

As of January 13, 2023 - Influenza continues to decline in British Columbia, following an earlier-than-usual peak in late November and early December 2022. Meanwhile, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) remains high, while COVID-19 has remained relatively stable.

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January 13, 2023

Training for MoCA-MIS© Version 8.1 Vancouver Island Coastal First Nations

This new LearningHub course​ will teach clinicians the knowledge and skills they need in order to administer the MoCA-MIS© Version 8.1 Vancouver Island Coastal First Nations. Target audience: qualified healthcare professionals (degree, certificate or license) including RNs, RPNs, OTs, PTs, NPs and Physicians.

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January 13, 2023

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

A weekly update for Long-Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Living Facilities.

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January 13, 2023

Updated COVID-19 Therapeutics Documents

Two BCCDC Therapeutics Documents updated as follows: Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Therapeutics in Mild-Moderate COVID-19 and Practice Tool #1 – Assessment Guide for Clinicians; in regards to guidance on PCR testing for clinicians and an update regarding Variants of Concerns.

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January 12, 2023

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

Topics covered include: EOC news, Public Health Updates, Island Health spotlight news, upcoming news and events, plus many more...

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