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May 26, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 26, 2020

Today we held our weekly staff and medical staff Town Hall where we had the opportunity to answer many of your questions. Thank you for taking the time to share what is on your mind. Understanding your questions helps us to make better informed decisions, and influence government policy as we move through this pandemic. A summary of the Town Hall with audio files will be posted tomorrow on our COVID-19 page, and Q&As from today’s town hall will be posted by the end of the week.

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May 26, 2020

NEW! and Revised Order Sets available

This is a general announcement to inform NEW! and Revised Order Sets are available.

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May 26, 2020

Share your COVID-19 experience through the BC Emergency Medicine Network

The BC Emergency Medicine Network supports the 1100+ emergency medicine practitioners across 108 emergency rooms in the province. It connects them with each other and with current, practical resources via four core programs: Clinical Resources, Innovation, Continuing Professional Development, and Real-Time Support.

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May 26, 2020

Canadian Women in Medicine Conference | June 4-6, 2020

After thoughtful consideration and consultation with colleagues in Infectious Disease and Public Health, we have decided to move the Canadian Women in Medicine to a virtual platform. 
 

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May 26, 2020

New VP, Pandemic Planning

As we move forward in our ‘new normal,’ Island Health and all B.C. health authorities are adapting our operations to manage ongoing COVID-19 pandemic planning and response, while delivering excellent care and services to the people we serve.

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May 26, 2020

Today! Virtual Town Hall (Tuesday May 26) 12:00-13:00 - Teleconference Only

Our next Virtual Town Hall meeting is Today (Tuesday May 26)– 12:00-13:00 – audio only.

Call in to hear from EOC leaders for updates and answers to your questions.

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May 25, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: May 25, 2020

We are one week into phase two of the BC Restart Plan and people are slowly starting to venture out into the community as they expand their bubbles. In our communities, we haven’t had a new positive case in 16 days and currently have only one test positive case in Island Health. Unfortunately, this does not mean we are out of the woods as we have seen in other jurisdictions – we must remain vigilant.

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May 25, 2020

Vancouver Island COVID-19 testing being processed Victoria General Hospital as of June 1st

In an effort to support the most efficient turnaround time and surveillance for COVID testing on Vancouver Island, effective June 1st, 2020 all COVID test requests will be processed by Island Health at the Victoria General Hospital. This means that COVID testing that was historically processed by Life Labs will be redirected to Island Health for processing.

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May 25, 2020

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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May 25, 2020

Updated COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Surgery

Updated BCCDC Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidelines and protocols for surgery.

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