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May 25, 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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May 25, 2022

Ladysmith physician cares for patients in war-torn Ukraine

Dr. John Potts has been supporting Team Cowichan for years, but recently the semi-retired Ladysmith physician traveled to Ukraine to offer medical care and compassion to people in the war-torn country.

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May 25, 2022

Five Days in May: May 31 - Day 5 Schedule of Events

Every Tuesday this May, join us to learn about how health research is driving innovation and improvement in BC! Schedule for Tuesday, May 31, 2022.

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May 25, 2022

Clinical Governance Current State: What We Found

In December and January, Island Health engaged staff and medical staff in current state analysis – through an online survey, focus group sessions, workshops and interviews – and they gathered some great feedback. Thank you to everyone who participated!

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May 25, 2022

COVID-19 Therapies - tixagevimab/cilgavimab (EVUSHELD™) Guidance Documents

These two BCCDC guidance documents focus on tixagevimab/cilgavimab (EvusheldTM), a long-acting monoclonal antibody, for prevention of COVID-19 in individuals who are expected to have a reduced response to vaccination or who cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Topics within the Health Care Provider Information document include Who is the treatment currently being considered for?, Side Effects and more. The Clinical Practice Guide includes topics such as Recommendation Summary, What is tixagevimab/cilgavimab (EvusheldTM)?, Who can prescribe tixagevimab/cilgavimab? And more.

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May 24, 2022

Physician Psychological Safety 2022 Webinar Series

Please join Dr. Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPDC, CCPE, CPE psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital, in a series of five virtual psychological safety webinars aimed at promoting psychological safety in health care teams.

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May 24, 2022

Upcoming Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Physician Wellness Group Training Courses

A list of upcoming Upcoming Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Physician Wellness Group Training Courses from May 31st - June 7th, 2022.

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May 24, 2022

Congrats to physicians completing IHI Improvement Advisor training

Congratulations to Island Health physicians Alex Hoechsmann and Dana Hubler for completing the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Improvement Advisor Professional Development Program.

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May 24, 2022

Medicine Grand Rounds - Planetary Health

Join Blair McFarland and Deana Verkerk on a discussion of Climate Action at Island Health. From Organizational Pillars of Sustainability to Practical Adaptations. Friday May 27, 2022.

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May 24, 2022

Rural Health Conference 2022: Above and Beyond Recognition Recipient

Each year at the conference, RCCbc recognizes the phenomenal work of BC’s rural physicians and communities. At this year’s conference, Dr. Francois Bosman received recognition for going Above & Beyond. The Above and Beyond recognition is for a rural physician’s exceptional rural BC service and contributions in supporting rural health care. Congratulations Dr. Bosman!

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