Vaccines are safe, effective and the best way to protect you and those around you from serious illnesses like covid 19.
Vaccines work with your immune system so your body will be ready to fight the virus if you are exposed. This can reduce your risk of developing covid 19 and make your symptoms milder if you do get it.
Our supply will not arrive all at once, so distribution will happen in stages. The goal is for everyone in Ontario to be able to get a covid 19 vaccination if they want one, as soon as enough doses are available from manufacturers.
Guidance and Protocols, Visual Aids, Order Sets, Checklist, Ontario Clinical Practice Guidelines for Antimicrobial and Immunomodulatory, Therapy in Patients with COVID-19, Podcasts and Webinars, Quick ICU training, Wellness
“What do you think of the new vaccine(s)? Do you think I should get it? Is it safe? "
When patients ask these questions, it may be tempting to dive into answering. This framework will help approach these conversations thoughtfully to achieve a positive, effective interaction that builds trust while sharing important information.
Full-dose prophylactic anticoagulation held substantial benefit for moderately ill COVID-19 patients regardless of initial D-dimer level, according to interim pooled results from the ACTIV-4a, ATTACC, and REMAP-CAP trials.
The purpose of this community of practice is to support primary care providers who are implementing a remote home monitoring system for COVID-19 patients. Members will gain access to information about clinical pathways based on best evidence and other tools and resources. The CoP will use connecting calls and webinars in addition to this online space to support learning and collaboration.
All of our past CoP meetings are recorded and available here https://bit.ly/3e6Jydj (Copy and Paste into your browser)
BC's BHSA's Advice to health care providers on a) when to use Signal, b) best use cases, c) technical requirements, d) privacy and security and e) risk and limitation.
This resource is revised often and new content is added regularly to guarantee that the latest evidence and regulatory recommendations are included. The CEP is committed to ensuring this information is accurate and up to date.
" .. Note: These recommendations are intended for public/bystanders. If you are a healthcare professional, please refer to the fundamental CPR knowledge you learned from your certification course with the additional directions from your institutions during COVID-19.
The recommendations ... are based on expert opinion. They will reduce the risk of the public responder getting the virus from the person when providing CPR and using an AED during cardiac arrest.
As Omicron sweeps through communities across Ontario, Canada and beyond, patients are grappling with a large amount of confusing information and new uncertainties about COVID.
To cut through the confusion, family doctors have come together to help patients and the public make sense of the current COVID rules and realities. The 'Confused about COVID? Family doctors answer your questions' series offers patients and the public trustworthy advice about protecting their health and how family doctors can help.
For the toolkit, the CEP actively pulls together, rethinks and translates the latest information so family physicians and primary care nurse practitioners can make confident decisions in their practice. This toolkit was developed by the CEP in collaboration with McMaster University's Department of Family Medicine, OCFP and NPAO. Check back daily for the latest updates.
A public health emergency may force a shift away from the usual patient-first ethics, to a public-first approach. Such a shift in mindset is difficult for everyone involved. In this podcast, CMPA Physician Advisor Dr. Yolanda Madarnas and CMPA Director of Practice Improvement Dr. Steven Bellemare discuss the stress generated by the sudden need to ration resources and restrict access to certain treatments in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Listen to them discuss the concept of reasonable care and the patient’s best interests to help you make sense of the unusual demands the COVID-19 pandemic may place on you.
Last Updated: December 23, 2021
The COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Panel (the Panel) has recommended several therapeutic agents for the treatment and prevention of SARS-CoV-2 infection in individuals who are at high risk for progression to severe COVID-19. These anti-SARS-CoV-2 therapeutics are of greatest benefit for nonhospitalized patients who have risk factors for progression to severe COVID-19. The risks for progression are substantially higher for those who are not vaccinated or who are vaccinated but not expected to mount an adequate immune response to the vaccine.
".. The aim of this collection is to ensure immediate access to systematic reviews most directly relevant to remote health care through telehealth. The measures adopted internationally to curb the spread of COVID-19 have led to significant changes in how health care is accessed and provided. As face-to-face consultations between healthcare workers and patients pose a potential risk to both parties, remote care and telehealth offer alternatives. .."
".. Rapid evidence reviews, data analysis and thought-provoking writing relating to the coronavirus pandemic updated regularly.
The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine based in the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences in the University of Oxford is an academic-led centre dedicated to the practice, teaching and dissemination of high-quality evidence-based medicine to improve healthcare in everyday clinical practice..."
Ontario Health Data Platform COVID-19
The Ontario Health Data Platform (OHDP) is being built to better detect, plan and respond to the COVID-19 outbreak.
This is a collaborative effort by leading public sector organizations to accelerate research and analytics within Ontario to help the province better manage and respond to the pandemic.
This COVID-19 Community of Practice is a joint initiative from the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and the Ontario College of Family Physicians (OCFP). Approximately every month, they bring people together virtually and share perspectives from a few practicing family physicians on topics ranging from implementing virtual care, to organizing community collaborations, to supporting patients with mental health and addiction. These one-hour webinars are interactive and questions from participants are be answered in real-time. Answers, resources, and recordings are posted after each session so that the sharing continues in the time between virtual sessions.
The Continuing Professional Development office is working closely with our Academic and Clinical partners to provide important COVID resources for our community.
We are developing a database of resources and need your help. If you have an important resource for Health Professionals that you think should be included in our listing, please let us know.
Content is updated daily.
LOCAL CMHA BRANCH SERVICES DURING COVID-19
CMHA branches are open but many are offering alternative service delivery at this time. Service delivery may be in person, by phone or the following virtual ways:
PCVC – Personal computer video conferencing
OTN – Ontario Telemedicine Network
ZOOM – Video/web conferencing platform
"..During this time of crisis, Heart & Stroke is making new course types available as a temporary measure to respond to requests from healthcare partners in helping them maintain the capacity of healthcare services to essential and critical areas during COVID-19. Our objective is to ensure that through virtual means, healthcare providers can be quickly and effectively trained to be ready to work in needed healthcare services.."
The eCE Automates team at the eHealth Centre of Excellence has launched a new bot process that will help primary care clinicians to seamlessly and efficiently document their patients’ COVID-19 vaccinations within their electronic medical records (EMRs).