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July 22, 2020

Updated: COVID-19: Provincial Episodic Overdose Prevention Service (e-OPS) Protocol

This protocol is intended to provide guidance and support in the context of BC’s dual public health emergencies for health and social services staff who may receive requests from patients/ clients/ residents to observe substance use and respond to overdose outside of designated or fixed locations offering supervised consumption services or overdose prevention services.

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July 21, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff Updates July 21

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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July 21, 2020

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

On Monday, while sharing results of the provincial survey, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry voiced concerns about a sharp increase in the number of COVID-19 positive individuals in British Columbia, including four* new positives in Island Health. At the heart of this concern is the expansion of our bubbles, primarily in young adults, and our extended contacts in the community.

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July 21, 2020

Increased Call Volume to COVID-19 Testing Line

We are experiencing a higher than normal call volume to our COVID-19 testing call centre and additional resources are being added as quickly as possible to help address wait times.

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July 21, 2020

Resources to help family physicians safely re-open their offices

There are a number of guides, recommendations, and resources available to help family physicians and nurse practitioners to re-open their offices to in-person visits. This brief summary provides an overview of each.

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July 20, 2020

New BCCDC COVID-19 Data Modeling

Updated BCCDC modeling on COVID-19: How and where the virus has affected people in BC. Includes BC epidemic curve; confirmed cases by health service delivery area; rates for hospitalization, ICU and deaths, new monitoring methods in communities, modeling analyses to date and more.

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July 20, 2020

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-July 20

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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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