News

April 9, 2021

Changes to BPMH Documentation and Impact to Medication Reconciliation

To improve the experience and workflow of Documenting Best Possible Medication History (BPMH) all medication prescriptions will be documented "as prescribed" electronically in PowerChart.

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April 9, 2021

50 new cases, Island Health total 3,854

Posted on: April 9, 2021

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April 9, 2021

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day

April 16th is National Advance Care Planning Day. The national theme for 2021 is Advance Care Planning: An Essential Conversation for Everyone. This theme highlights what we are teaching and promoting across Island Health.

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April 9, 2021

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Independent Living Report

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

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April 8, 2021

President & CEO and Chief MHO Joint Update

British Columbia hit a new record high number of new COVID infections today with 1,293 new cases and 9,184 total active cases. Here in Island Health, our active cases now number 504, with 251 of those in the South Island. In the past 7 days, 54% of our cases have been in South Island, and 63% of those are in Victoria. This surge in cases is stretching our public health and other care teams.

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April 8, 2021

Island Health Medical Staff Updates

Island Health Medical Staff Updates—April 8

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April 8, 2021

Variants of Concern: Update from Dr. Bonnie Henry

Dr. Henry shared a shift in BCCDC’s surveillance strategy for Variants of Concern. Initial screening tests which determine a known variant will no longer be followed up with full genome sequencing, instead, a broader testing strategy will be watching for new and emerging variants.

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April 8, 2021

Genome BC’s Annual Genomics Forum

Genomics has played an important role in the battle against COVID-19. Scientists around the world have brought forward a herculean effort to manage the outbreak and bring an end to the pandemic.

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April 8, 2021

Provincial Timeframes on Higher Level of Care Transfers

A standard operating guideline (SOG) has been developed for the use of an established timeframe to complete a higher level of care patient transfer, in accordance with the Provincial Transfer Memorandum of Understanding.

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