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August 30, 2022

Updated: Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19

This updated BCCDC guidance document addresses key therapeutic areas of concern for clinicians with recommendations sorted by severity of patient illness.

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August 30, 2022

Read authentic stories from your colleagues in the new #HumansFirst series by the Victoria Hospitals Foundation

Victoria Hospitals Foundation invites you to read the inspiring #HumansFirst stories from your Island Health colleagues, published in Sunday's Times Colonist newspaper.

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August 30, 2022

September Seniors Care Learning Series: The History and Impact of Indian Residential Schools and Intergenerational Trauma

In recognition of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day (September 30) Island Health is honoured to welcome presenter Jeremy Jones, Resolution Health Support Worker/LGBTQS+ Liaison, Indian Residential School Survivor Society (IRSSS).

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August 30, 2022

New Patient Safety Learning Summary--Pain Management in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

The most recent addition to the growing Learning Summaries library is focused on Pain Management in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), as well access to CPAP machines in acute care setting.

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August 29, 2022

Spiritual Health NUMA Newsletter

This month’s Spiritual Health NUMA newsletter reflects on what it means to be a public servant; celebrates the arrival of a new Spiritual Health Practitioner for the North Island Hospitals; and highlights the new Spiritual Health Intranet page that will help staff learn about and connect with the Spiritual Health program.​

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August 29, 2022

Overdose Prevention Awareness Day - 31 August 2022

The overdose public health emergency declared on April 2016, has claimed the lives of almost 7,​​000 British Columbians. Since the declaration of Covid-19 on March 17, 2020, the rate of overdose events and illicit drug toxicity deaths have increased and surpassed historic events.

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August 29, 2022

Vaccines save lives: stay up to date with immunizations

The Employee Health Advisors in the Health and Wellness department at Island Health offer immunizations for all unvaccinated employees, at no charge, to keep you protected from potential exposures that you may face in your area of work.

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August 26, 2022

Project Joy: What do you call a joke that isn’t funny? A sentence.

Shout out to Elizabeth Driver, Donna Hodge, Lois Stiven and Heather McEachen for sharing your reflections on the Project Joy August Inspiration video offering 'Be a Mr. Jensen' in the comments section of that article. Your comments inspire and mean a great deal to the Project Joy team and they thank you.

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August 26, 2022

Updated: Healthcare Provider Q&A

BCCDC COVID-19 vaccines guidance section was updated with a number of changes to ensure content was current/correct.

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August 25, 2022

BCCDC COVID-19 Long Term Care, Assisted Living & Other Residential Outbreak Report

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

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