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June 25, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates June 25

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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June 25, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 25, 2020

Today we held our regularly scheduled meetings with federal, provincial, regional, First Nations and municipal leaders to provide them with an update on our response to COVID-19. These meetings are an opportunity for us to learn where there may be gaps of information, pockets of excellence and provide transparency in our approach and support for communities. Today’s meetings were also an opportunity to emphasize that we know racism has no place in health care. We are absolutely committed to our cultural safety and humility journey, and as such we will not wait for the outcome of the investigation before we take meaningful action led by Indigenous voices.

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June 25, 2020

Rural Education: San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (ICS)

Bursaries  are available for San’yas: Indigenous Cultural Safety Training (ICS). The Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues (JSC) provides funding to facilitate ICS training for rural BC physicians, residents and medical students. This training is a unique and facilitated on-line training program designed to increase knowledge, enhance self-awareness, and strengthen the skills of health care professionals who work directly or indirectly with Aboriginal people.

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June 25, 2020

Pandemic Special: Ethical Decision Making

Part 2 Pandemic Special on Ethical Decision Making. Join your colleagues over lunch and bring your interdisciplinary clinical ethics questions on Thursday July 2nd 12:00-12:45.

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June 24, 2020

Implementation of COVID-19 Pre-Procedure Assessment Documentation in PowerChart

As mandated by the Ministry of Health and BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCCD), all surgical patients must be screened for risk of COVID-19 24-72 hours preoperatively and on the day of surgery. 

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June 24, 2020

Working after travel to other jurisdictions

We have been receiving questions regarding medical staff providing care after arriving at, or returning to, Island Health from other jurisdictions with high prevalence of COVID-19. This may include locums from other provinces as well as Island Health medical staff who have traveled outside British Columbia to jurisdictions with high prevalence of COVID 19.

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June 23, 2020

Island Health Medical Staff COVID-19 Updates June 23

A summary of updates on the Medical Staff Website.

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June 23, 2020

CEO & Chief MHO Joint Update: June 23, 2020

Today marks the 100th pandemic media briefing from Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister Adrian Dix – both a milestone in our journey and a testament to the transparency of our health system to all British Columbians so we can work together in our shared battle.

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June 23, 2020

New BCCDC COVID-19 Data Modeling

Updated BCCDC modeling on COVID-19: How and where the virus has affected people in BC. Includes BC epidemic curve; confirmed cases by health service delivery area; rates for hospitalization, ICU and deaths, new monitoring methods in communities, modeling analys

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June 23, 2020

After 50 years in surgery, Dr. Prem Das is retiring

​In 1969, the Apollo 11 crew landed on the Moon, the population of B.C. was just under 2 million people and Dr. Prem Das started practicing surgery in Victoria. After earning his medical license in India, Dr. Das completed a Masters degree in surgery before gaining specialty licenses in both the United States and Canada.​

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