Treatment and Medication guidance

COVID-19 THERAPIES 

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Island Health - Prescribing Therapies for Mild to Moderate COVID-19 Step-By-Step Guide and Resources
(Updated: April 11, 2022 - Island Health Update)

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BCCTC-CTRAWG-Therapeutic Update RE: Operationalizing Remdesivir
(New: April 11, 2022 - Doctors of BC Update)

RX Doctors of BC - Prescribing Therapies for Mild to Moderate COVID-19 Information
(Updated: April 11, 2022 - Doctors of BC Update)
RX Doctors of BC - FAQ regarding therapies for mild to moderate COVID-19
(Updated: April 11, 2022 - Doctors of BC Update)
RX British Columbia COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee (CTC) Recommendations 
-BC Centre for Disease Control (Endorsed by Island Health
Infection Management Advisory Committee) 
Updated: Regularly (Check This BC Government
Website Often)
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Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Therapeutics Mild-Moderate COVID-19
(BC Government Update)

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Practice Tool #1 – Assessment Guide for Clinicians
(BC Government Update)

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Practice Tool #2 – Definitions of Clinically Extremely
Vulnerable (CEV) / Immunosuppressed

(BC Government Update)

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Practice Tool #3 – Drug-Drug Interactions and Contraindications 
(BC Government Update)

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Practice Tool #4 – Nirmatrelvir/Ritonavir (PAXLOVID) Pharmacist Counselling Checklist
(BC Government Update)

RX COVID-19 Therapies - sotrovimab (Xevudy) and nirmatrelvir/ritonavir (Paxlovid)
(BC Government Update)

 SOTROVIMAB INJECTION

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sotrovimab injection for COVID-19: Use and Access 
Updated on: April 21, 2022 (Island Health Update)

RX Patient Information – sotrovimab (XEVUDY) injection – BCCDC
(BC Government Update)

tixagevimab/cilgavimab (EVUSHELD) injection

RX COVID-19 Therapies - tixagevimab/cilgavimab (EVUSHELD™)
(BC Government Update)
RX Clinical Practice Guide for the Use of Tixagevimab/Cilgavimab (EvusheldTM)
(BC Government Update)

TOCILIZUMAB INJECTION, SARILUMAB INJECTION, AND BARICITNIB

RX Tocilizumab injection or sarilumab injection for COVID-19: Use and Access
Updated: April 21, 2022 (Island Health Update)
RX Use of Tocilizumab, Sarilumab and Baricitinib in Treatment
of Hospitalized COVID + Patients When Supply of These Drugs is Limited

New: October 8, 2021 (BC Government Update)

nirmatrelvir +ritonavir (PAXLOVID) oral solid (antivirals)

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nirmatrelvir +ritonavir (PAXLOVID) 5-Day Treatment Pack Prescription 
(BC Government Update)

RX BC Pharmacy Association - PAXLOVID in Community Pharmacies
(BC Government Update)
RX Crushing nirmatrelvir + ritonavir (PAXLOVID) oral solid
New: May 25, 2022 (BC Government Update)
RX Patient Information – nirmatrelvir + ritonavir (PAXLOVID) oral solid – BCCDC
(BC Government Update)
RX Guidelines for the Use of PAXLOVID and Anti-Retrovirals (ARVs)
(BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDs)

DISSEMINATED STRONGYLOIDIASIS

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Clinical Practice Guide for Assessment and Prevention
of Disseminated Strongyloidiasis in Patients Hospitalized
with COVID-19

New: December 23, 2021 (BC Government Update)

VACCINE-INDUCED THROMBOTIC THROMBOCYTOPENIA (VITT)

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

ANTITHROMBOTIC MEDICATIONS 

RX Venous thromboembolism (VTE) prophylaxis for COVID-19
Updated: October 19, 2021 (Island Health Update)
Clickhere Therapeutic Anticoagulation for Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
a memo from the BC-COVID-19 Therapeutics Committee 
New: April 23, 2021 (BC Government Update)

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

DIRECT-ACTING ANTICOAGULANTS (DOACs) 

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

CLINICAL GUIDANCE DURING OVERDOSE EMERGENCY 

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

 

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.