News

December 13, 2022

Outbreak Prevention, Response and Management

Outbreak prevention, response and management within Island Health has a new home! Infection Prevention and Control has updated the Outbreak Management Structure (OMS) webpage with links to information, documents, tools, posters and education available in supporting Island Health employees.

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December 13, 2022

Island Health succeeds with Hospital At Home

Oracle-CERNER has launched a marketing campaign promoting the succeess of Island Health's Hospital At Home program and the development of a learning health system, after Island Health respresentatives presented the HAH program at a Newfoundland conference in June.

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December 12, 2022

Revised Island Health policy framework launches

The updated Policy Framework was informed by feedback and insights from multiple areas, including hands-on input from Island Health internal policy Community of Practice, the Island Health Policy Liaison Network and best practices from the health authorities policy office peers across B.C. and Canada.

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December 9, 2022

Making the move to mpox

Island Health is now referring to “mpox" instead of “monkeypox." This change follows a recent announcement from the World Health Organization (WHO), which recommends using the new and preferred term “mpox" following consultations with global experts.

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December 9, 2022

Provincial health officer’s statement on influenza-related deaths in children, youth

Dr. Bonnie Henry, provincial health officer, has issued the following statement on influenza-associated deaths in children and youth.

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December 8, 2022

Choosing Wisely: Recruitment for Site-based Champions

The Oversight Committee is looking for site-based champions to share the Choosing Wisely messaging, promote knowledge to action, and contribute to the success of these important project in the emergency department and in-patient settings at all sites across the Island

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December 7, 2022

Primary Care Update

About a third of Island Health residents have received an influenza vaccination, but uptake is lower in children. This is particularly concerning for children less than 5 years old, who are at higher risk of hospitalization. Please continue to recommend influenza vaccination to all patients, especially children.

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December 7, 2022

Get your influenza vaccine! NEW walk-in schedule and reminder to self-report

As per the provincial Influenza Prevention Policy, all Island Health staff and medical staff are required to self-report whether they received their influenza vaccine.

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December 7, 2022

PowerChart access for Medical Office Assistants

Updated MOA Intake Form.

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December 7, 2022

CDH Emergency Department Gives Back

CDH Emergency Department staff raised money to donate to "​Stuff the Truck", a Juice FM collaboration with Save on Foods fundraising campaign to give back to the Cowichan Valley raising cash donations to benefit local food banks in: Duncan, Chemainus, Lake Cowichan, Crofton and Ladysmith.

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