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July 7, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 7, 2020

This week we all received a somber reminder of the impact of COVID-19, with six deaths in the Lower Mainland over the weekend. We send our deepest condolences to the families, and to our colleagues at Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal who provided care to these six people.

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July 7, 2020

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-July 7

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July 6, 2020

Updated: Clinical Reference Group Recommendation: Pediatric Clinical Guidance for COVID-19

Pediatric studies, most of which look at children from 0-18 years, are consistently reporting that most children have mild disease or asymptomatic infection. It is not known why children are significantly less affected compared to adults.

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July 6, 2020

Updated: Conservation of salbutamol inhalers during COVID-19 pandemic

To decrease the risk of aerosolized transmission of coronavirus, metered dose inhalers (MDIs) are recommended as a safer, effective alternative for the administration of inhaled medications. Unfortunately, the MDI supply is at significant risk due to increased demand.

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July 6, 2020

COVID-19: Pediatric Testing Guidelines for British Columbia

Guidelines for COVID-19 testing in BC are periodically reviewed and updated based on COVID-19 epidemiology, seasonality, public health measures in place, testing capacity, and our evolving understanding of test performance in clinical settings.

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July 6, 2020

Addressing the indirect effects of COVID-19 on the health of children and young people

As we have all been dealing with the pandemic, and the many changes that this has had to our daily lives and hour practices, there is one message that we have heard over and over: "Children are not affected by this illness".

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July 4, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: July 4, 2020

Holding the pen while CEO Kathy MacNeil was away this week, my intention was to provide you a bit of a more in-depth view into the COVID-19 public health response. I hope through the Tuesday and Thursday updates you gained greater insight into this world. Today, as we close the week, I want to lift up the horizon and share some information with you on the overall pandemic response.

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July 3, 2020

Oxygenation & Intubation Threshold Guidance for Adults with Suspected Covid-19 in Rural Settings

The dominant respiratory feature of severe COVID-19 is arterial hypoxemia greatly disproportionate to abnormalities in respiratory system mechanics. This flowsheet is a concise approach for O2 therapy and clinical indicators for potential rapid decline and/or need for intubation.

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July 2, 2020

Chief MHO Update: July 2, 2020

Last week, we were reminded that the COVID-19 virus is still alive in our communities with the first test positive individual since May 6. Our Communicable Disease investigative team worked quickly to complete detailed contact tracing to link them to a source of infection, but despite significant efforts, we were not able to trace the source. This means the virus was acquired in the community. This individual could have picked it up at work, in a mall or at a store, which means it is still in the community.

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July 2, 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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