Since March, the Ontario government’s focus has been entirely on pandemic management. And that’s fine. We now need them to broaden that perspective to the rest of the healthcare system… to the people whose care has been delayed or disrupted by the pandemic.
Strategies to Minimize Viral Spread, Conserve PPE and Maintain Staffing Levels in Case of an Office Outbreak. This one page ‘Cheat Sheet’ is in use amongst PPE-supply-challenged Primary Care Docs in Georgetown Ontario. It helps EBM providers to think through how to best conserve their PPE stocks until adequate supplies are established.
Credits: Chris Keefer from the COVID Airway Course https://drkeefer.com/
This is listed on Halton.ca’s very well maintained Information-for-Physicians landing page. Other regions need to follow Halto’s lead keeping a localized landing page,
Updated IPAC Measures for COVID-19 – March 10, 2020 TECHNICAL BRIEFUpdated IPAC Recommendations for Use of Personal Protective Equipment for Care of Individuals with Suspect or Confirmed COVID-19
Given updated information on COVID‑19, Droplet and Contact Precautions continue to be recommended for the routine care of patients with suspected or confirmed COVID‑19. Airborne Precautions should be used when aerosol generating medical procedures (AGMPs) are planned or anticipated to be performed on patients with suspected or confirmed COVID‑19.
Expanded list of symptoms, Additional guidance for virtual and in-person care, Expanded guidance on testing and testing options, including reference to ‘Quick Reference Public Health Guidance on Testing and Clearance’ Link to latest ‘Directives, Memorandums and Other Resources’ page. Updated April 25th 2020
The CPSO’s expectation during a public health emergency is that physicians act in the best interests of their patients and support the provision of care directly or, where necessary, indirectly by supporting their colleagues and the larger system in responding to the emergency.