News

October 13, 2021

59 New Cases, Island Health Total 9,576

This document includes information on: case count by status, case count by geography, number of new cases per day, case exposures and an exposure legend.

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October 13, 2021

Get your flu shot to take influenza out of the mix

Getting a flu shot is particularly important this season – not only for influenza prevention, but also to stay healthy while COVID-19 continues to circulate in our communities.

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October 13, 2021

BC’s Provincial Summit on Aging – RSVP for Information Session on Social Prescribing

Social prescribing - the practice of medical practitioners connecting patients to community supports to improve health and well-being - was pioneered in the U.K .and is now gaining a foothold in Canada. Join for an information session on October 19th to learn about how social prescribing emerged and evolved, evidence of its effectiveness, and how it is being implemented in Canada.

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October 13, 2021

IHealth News for Medical Staff Issue No. 3

In this issue topics covered include Go-Live RJH & VGH news, Workstation on Wheels success and more.

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October 13, 2021

Recommendation Update: Use of Tocilizumab, Sarilumab and Baricitinib in Treatment of Hospitalized Covid + Patients When Supply of These Drugs is Limited.

This document explains how tocilizumab, sarilumab and baricitinib for treatment of hospitalized Covid+ patients is in very limited supply in Canada. The Recommendation for BC Health Authorities to use these in a priority sequence depending on supply availability.

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October 13, 2021

Getting into the flow: One hospitalist's experience with the Electronic Health Record

Dr. Sharon Ham, a family physician and hospitalist at Royal Jubilee Hospital (RJH), wasn't always comfortable with the process of electronic charting. But since training in June and adapting to a new workflow, Dr. Ham has noticed some positive changes to her practice. Using the Workstation on Wheels has given Dr. Ham better access to nursing staff, which she feels is better for collaboration and overall patient care.

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October 13, 2021

Island Health Medical Staff Bulletin

Topics covered include: Island Health COVID-19 dashboard numbers, COVID-19 vaccination information, BC pandemic reports, Island Health spotlight news, upcoming news and events, plus many more...

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October 13, 2021

Primary Care Update

This issue covers the latest on mandatory vaccination for healthcare workers in BC, information on child immunization, and context on COVID-19 third dose vaccinations for some small select populations.

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October 13, 2021

COVID-19 Situation Report

This BCCDC report provides weekly data and refers to pandemic phases defined by population-level changes.

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October 13, 2021

Geographic distribution of COVID-19 by local health area of case residence

Epi-Week 40 Cases: October 4th to October 9, 2021

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