Treatment and Medication guidance

Disseminated Strongyloidiasis

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Clinical Practice Guide for Assessment and Prevention of Disseminated Strongyloidiasis in Patients Hospitalized with COVID-19
New: December 16, 2021

VACCINE-INDUCED THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA (VITT)

RX Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT)
New: April 30, 2021

ANTITHROMBOTIC MEDICATIONS 

RX Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for COVID-19
Updated: October 20, 2021
Clickhere Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
New: April 27, 2021

RESPIRATORY SUPPORT 

Clickhere Recommended actions for respiratory support of suspected/confirmed COVID-19 patients 
New: September 10, 2020

HIGH FLOW OXYGEN RECOMMENDATIONS 

Clickhere High-Flow Oxygen During the COVID-19 Pandemic 
New: April 17, 2020

COVID-19 THERAPIES

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sotrovimab injection for COVID-19: Use and Access

Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Sotrovimab in Patients with COVID-19

Use of sotrovimab injection in BC

 
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Use of REGEN-COV (REGENERON; casirivimab + imdevimab) in BC
New: November 23, 2021

 
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Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of REGEN-COV in Inpatients with COVID-19
New: November 23, 2021

 
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casirivimab + imdevimab (REGEN-COV) injection for COVID-19: Use and Access
New: November 23, 2021

 
RX Baricitinib oral tablets for COVID-19: Use and Access
New: Nov 1, 2021
 
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Use of Tocilizumab, Sarilumab and Baricitinib in Treatment of Hospitalized COVID + Patients When Supply of These Drugs is Limited
New: October 8, 2021

 
RX Lack of Clinical Evidence to Support Ivermectin in Prophylaxis
New: July 14, 2021
 
RX Colchine Treatment for Non-Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
New: February 2, 2021
 
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Tocilizumab injection or sarilumab injection for COVID-19: Use and Access
Updated: Nov 1, 2021

 
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casirivimab + imdevimab (REGEN-COV) injection for COVID-19: Use and Access

Updated: Nov 22,  2021

 
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Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of REGEN-COV in Inpatients with COVID-19

Updated: Nov 19,  2021

 
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Use of REGEN-COV (REGENERON; casirivimab + imdevimab) in BC

Updated: Nov 15,  2021

 
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Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory Therapy in Adult Patients with COVID-19

 

BCCDC Clinical Reference Group Recommendation: Therapies for COVID-19

 

 

BC COVID-19 Therapeutic Committee Report on Therapies for COVID-19: Situation, Background, Assessment, Recommendations

 

Updated: April 26, 2021

 
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Remdesivir (VEKLURY) Injection for COVID-19: Use and Access
Updated: Nov 1, 2021
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British Columbia COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee (CTC) Recommendations

Updated: October 9, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine (PLAQUENIL) Oral Tablets Temporary Restriction
Updated: March 26, 2020

 

RESPIRATORY (INHALED) MEDICATIONS

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Conservation of salbutamol inhalers during COVID-19 pandemic
Updated: July 6, 2020

EPINEPHrine (PRIMATENE MIST) Metered-Dose Inhaler (MDI) Interim Approval for the Treatment of Pediatric Croup for ED & PICU patients 

Updated: February 8, 2021

CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICATIONS

RX COVID-19 and concerns regarding use of ACEi/ARB/ARBi meds for heart failure or hypertension
Updated : March 25, 2020

DIRECT-ACTING ANTICOAGULANTS (DOACs) 

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Direct -Acting Anticoagulants Now Covered for New Patients 
Updated: April 2, 2020

GENERAL MEDICATION CONSERVATION

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COVID-19 and Reduction of Medication Waste
Updated: April 24, 2020

COVID-19 Medication Supply and Conservation
New: April 23, 2020

Drug Shortage Mitigation Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Updated: March 27, 2020

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CLINICAL GUIDANCE DURING OVERDOSE EMERGENCY 

RX B.C. Centre on Substance Use
Updated: March 26, 2020

 

 

Clickhere March 26, 2020: Joint Statement on Unproven Therapies for COVID-19
Clickhere April 4, 2020: UPDATE: Documentation of Consent for Procedures or interventions during COVID
Clickhere March 27, 2020: 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.