Treatment and Medication guidance

HIGH FLOW OXYGEN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Clickhere High-Flow Oxygen During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
New: April 17

ANTIMICROBIAL MEDICATIONS

RX

Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19
Last updated: July 9

BC Provincial Antimicrobial Clinical Expert (PACE) Group Position Statement: Investigational Therapies for COVID-19 in Hospitalized Patients

IMAC Recommendations on Antiviral Therapies for COVID-19
Last updated: July 7

Hydroxychloroquine (PLAQUENIL) Oral Tablets Temporary Restriction
Last updated: March 26

COVID-19 THERAPIES

RX Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Prophylaxis for COVID-19
New: May 25

RESPIRATORY (INHALED) MEDICATIONS

RX Conservation of salbutamol inhalers during COVID-19 pandemic
Last updated: July 6

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICATIONS

RX COVID-19 and concerns regarding use of ACEi/ARB/ARBi meds for heart failure or hypertension
Last updated : March 25

DIRECT-ACTING ANTICOAGULANTS (DOACs) 

RX

Direct -Acting Anticoagulants Now Covered for New Patients 
Last updated: April 2

GENERAL MEDICATION CONSERVATION

RX

COVID-19 Medication Supply and Conservation
New: April 23

Drug Shortage Mitigation Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Last updated: March 27

COVID-19 and Reduction of Medication Waste
Last updated : April 24

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CLINICAL GUIDANCE DURING OVERDOSE EMERGENCY 

RX B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Last updated: March 26

UNPROVEN THERAPIES FOR COVID-19 

CDC

BCCDC Clinical Reference Group Recommendation: Therapies for COVID-19
Last updated: July 9

BCCDC Unproven Therapies for COVID-19
Last updated: July 9

Clickhere March 26: Joint Statement on Unproven Therapies for COVID-19

 

Clickhere April 4: UPDATE: Documentation of Consent for Procedures or interventions during COVID
Clickhere March 27: Letter from Island Health Division of Infectious Diseases

 

NOTE:

Medical Imaging COVID-19 Patients

CXR and CT are not diagnostic for COVID-19. If a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 patient requires MI for another reason, please call the MI department before they arrive to allow them to prepare.