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October 8, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: October 8, 2020

Over the past week, two new high-acuity units opened at NRGH and RJH – two COVID-cohorting sites in Island Health. These spaces are supporting our pandemic response by increasing capacity to provide specialized care and manage hospitalization surges due to influenza, COVID-19, and mass casualty events, while reducing pressure on critical areas like emergency departments.

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October 8, 2020

MED General Adult Admission order set - READY FOR USE

A new order set, MED General Adult Admission, is now available for Family Practice and Hospitalists at all applicable Island Health sites.

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October 8, 2020

Choosing Wisely at Island Health: Putting recommendations into practice with keynote Dr. Dee Mangin

Registration is open for Choosing Wisely at Island Health: Putting Recommendations into Practice, a  5 hour virtual symposium on November 20. The interactive event will include presentations on current engagement at Island Health and breakout sessions to explore areas of opportunity as we work together to achieve Level 2 and 3 designation. Island Health is also excited to present Dr. Dee Mangin as our keynote speaker.

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October 8, 2020

1 new case today, Island Health total 223

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 8

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October 8, 2020

COVID Testing Call Centre Improvements

Island Health’s COVID-19 call centre shifted to better serve people seeking a COVID-19 test. Now the call-centre only provides a callback service and the online and text options are discontinued.

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October 7, 2020

1 new cases today, Island Health total 222

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 7

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October 6, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff Updates – October 6

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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October 6, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: October 6, 2020

We saw a small spike in COVID cases over the weekend, which naturally kicks up trepidation for the weeks and months ahead. We’re all trying to find a reasonable balance between keeping joy in our lives while minimizing our personal risk of acquiring COVID. We work with vulnerable patients, clients and residents, many of us have older parents, and some of us have immunocompromised family members. The last thing any of us want is to acquire COVID ourselves, and potentially pass it onto our patients, colleagues and loved ones.

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October 6, 2020

Critical Care Grand Round | Thursday October 8

Join Drs. Omar Ahmad, Gordon Wood and other team members for recurring COVID-19 Clinical Care rounds.

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October 6, 2020

1 new cases today, Island Health total 221

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-October 6

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