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July 20, 2020

Updated 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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July 20, 2020

New Program to Support Rural Health Care Teams

Quality Team Coaching for Rural BC is a new program designed to help rural community health care teams to optimize their team culture of safety, learning and quality.

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July 16, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 16

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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July 16, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 16, 2020

At a news conference today, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Dr. Danuta Skowronski, Epidemiology Lead of Influenza & Emerging Respiratory Pathogens, discussed findings from a joint study between the BC CDC, UBC and LifeLabs, on COVID-19 serology testing. Overall, less than 1% of British Columbians were infected with COVID-19 up to the end of May. While the findings indicate that we were very successful at flattening the curve, it also highlights that we are still very susceptible.

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July 16, 2020

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-July 16

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July 15, 2020

NEW DOCUMENT: Steroids for the treatment of COVID-19

This summary highlights the recommendations made by the Infection Management Advisory Committee, with collaboration with other clinician groups, on the use of steroids for the treatment of COVID-19.

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July 14, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates July 14

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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July 14, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 14, 2020

Welcome to the new COVID-19 update. As we move through the summer months and everyone is (hopefully) able to take some time off to recharge your batteries, we will be condensing our end-of-day updates to provide you with key need-to-know information about COVID-19 and pandemic planning for the fall and beyond. We thank CEO Kathy MacNeil for her consistent and supportive voice these past four months. For now, we will continue with updates on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and will increase these as the need for more information increases.

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July 14, 2020

Medical Health Officers Newsletter

From the Office of Dr. Richard Stanwick, Chief Medical Health Officer | Newsletter #318 | COVID-19 Update #7

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July 14, 2020

Remembering Dr. Kim Stevenson

Anesthesiologist Dr. Stevenson passed away suddenly in April. Department Head Dr. Ruta wrote this letter in remembrance

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