Primary Care Department Highlights

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  1. Welcome to our new Department of Primary Care website! This is a new resource for us to share information and I am excited to maximize its potential. Please take a look around and provide me with feedback. What do you want to see? What will make the site better? 
  2. I'd like to recognize the great primary care physicians we have throughout our department. Please highlight your colleagues who you think deserve to be recognized by reaching out to me.
  3. Our Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jeremy Etherington is focused on improving outcomes for people with sepsis. In order to provide excellent care every time, please review the sepsis clinical order sets.

- Dr. William Cunningham

Department Head, Primary Care

Clinical Resources

BC Guidelines are clinical practice guidelines and protocols that provide recommendations to B.C. practitioners on delivering high quality, appropriate care to patients with specific clinical conditions or diseases.

Island Health Clinical Order Sets are available on the intranet. 

The BC Emergency Medicine Network connects BC emergency practitioners with each other and with current, practical resources via four core programs: Clinical Resources (includes procedural videos), Innovation, Continuing Professional Development, and Real-Time Support – all integrated under one roof.

Choosing Wisely Canada is the national voice for reducing unnecessary tests and treatments in health care.

The Therapeutics Initiative was established in 1994 by the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics in cooperation with the Department of Family Practice at The University of British Columbia with its mission to provide physicians and pharmacists with up-to-date, evidence-based, practical information on prescription drug therapy.

UpToDate is a clinical decision support resource.

Spectrum is a mobile app that is customized to deliver local antimicrobial stewardship guidelines, resistance data and dosing information.

Do Bugs Need Drugs? is a community program for wise use of antibiotics.