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September 22, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff Updates September 22

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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September 22, 2020

VP Pandemic Planning & Chief MHO Joint Update: September 22, 2020

This past weekend, Island Health’s call centre experienced an unexpected surge in call volume, followed by a full system outage due to technical issues with our service provider on Monday for eight hours. We acknowledge that this combination of events has been challenging for callers and added significant work for our call takers. The outage on Monday also impacted the designated health-care provider line. We are very sorry if this impacted your access to get testing.

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September 22, 2020

Register today for Art of Living in the Time of COVID

The 15th annual Lafayette Health Awareness Series will occur virtually on October 1. UVic Chancellor Shelagh Rogers will host Dr. Bonnie Henry, Dr. Steven Taylor and Dr. Terence Tam to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic.

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September 22, 2020

No new cases reported today, Island Health total remain at 203

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-September 22

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September 21, 2020

Seven new cases announced today, Island Health total 203

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-September 21

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September 21, 2020

Family Inclusion eLearning

While the literature recommends including family members in a person's health care, we find it challenging. It is not customary practice in health care settings; there are systemic and habitual barriers. We don't know how to do it.

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September 21, 2020

Updated: Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis for COVID-19

Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for COVID-19 has been updated, with new sections on pharmacologic thromboprophylaxis post discharge, and platelet cut offs for VTE prophylaxis.

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September 18, 2020

No new cases reported today, Island Health total remain at 196

Public Health COVID-19 Status Dashboard-September 18

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September 18, 2020

NEW! Introduction to Advance Care Planning Webinars

Advance Care Planning information is essential to providing good care to our patients. However, many healthcare providers feel that they don't understand or know enough to engage in these conversations with patients.

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September 18, 2020

Urgent and primary care centre coming soon to Victoria

People living in North Quadra, Victoria and surrounding communities will soon have better access to team-based everyday health care with a new urgent and primary care centre (UPCC) opening in November.

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