Announcement | COVID-19

Dr. James Barton
Associate Dean, CME
March 23, 2020 

CME | COVID-19: Video Series

Saskatchewan medical experts provide short videos with answers your questions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

COVID-19 Repository - SHA

USask Faculty seeking support for literature searches related to COVID-19. Functional NSID and password required.

 

COVID-19 Updates


Clinical Management

Anesthesia

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)


 

Critical Care

B.C. Centre of Disease Control

  • Hospital & Critical Care - healthcare workers in hospital settings and those caring for patients hospitalized or experiencing severe COVID-19 Webpage

Society of Critical Care Medicine

  • Critical Care for Non ICU Clinicians Webpage

University of Toronto, Faculty of Medicine

  • Online Guide for Quick ICU Training for COVID-19 
  • Quick ICU Training for COVID-19 Website

 


 

Emergency Medicine

B.C. Centre for Disease Control

  • First Reponders - information for emergency services (police, fire and paramedics) Webpage 
  • People who use substances - spread of COVID-19 & the ongoing opioid overdose crisis Webpage

B.C. Emergency Medicine Network

  • COVID-19 Clinicians - tools and useful resources Webpage

Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians (CAEP)

  • CAEP | COVID-19 Resource Centre updated daily to assist with patient care Webpage

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

  • Navigating medical emergencies - an interactive Guide to patient management

 

Infectious Disease

B.C. Centre of Disease Control

  • Long Term Care Facilities & Assisted Living (screening, PPE, visitors, cleaning, transfers) Webpage

Canadian Association of Perinatal & Women's Health Nurses (CAPWHN)

  • Covid-19 - Care of the Perinatal Population Webpage

Canadian Critical Care Society

  • Clinical Management of Patients with Moderate to Severe COVID-19 Interim Guidance - PDF (Apr 2)

Canadian Paediatric Society

  • Current epidemiology & guidance for COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2, in children Webpage

Saskatchewan Spectrum


 

Maternal and Fetal Health

B.C. Centre for Disease Control

  • COVID-19 Care Webpage
  • Clinical Care - Health Care Professionals & Public Health Partners Webpage
  • Primary Care - testing & caring for patients with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID-19 Webpage 
  • Pregnacy - antepartum, intrapartum & postpartum care during the COVID-19 pandemic Webpage

Canadian Paediatric Society

  • Breastfeeding when mothers have suspected or proven COVID-19 Webpage
  • Delivery room considerations for infants born to mothers with suspected/proven COVID-19 Webpage

Centres for Disease & Control Prevention

  • Considerations for inpatient obstetric healthcare settings Webpage

Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada (SOGC)


 

Palliative

B.C Centre for Palliative Care

  • COVID-19 End of Life Symptom Management PDF

CMAJ - Canadian Medical Journal

  • Pandemic palliative care: beyond ventilators and saving lives PDF

Pallium Canada

  • COVID-19 Response: Free Online Modules Webpage

 

Pediatrics

Canadian Paediatrics Society

  • COVID-19 - Resources Page
  • The acute management of paediatric coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) - PDF
  • Can NSAIDs be used in children when COVID-19 is suspected? Webpage
  • NICU care for infants born to mothers with suspected or proven COVID-19 Webpage
  • Paediatric asthma and COVID-19 Webpage

B.C. Centre of Disease Control

  • COVID-19 - infection prevention and control, diagnosis and treatment options Webpage

 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Alberta Health Services

Nurses Specializing in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC)

  • Prevention & Management of Skin Damaged Related to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Webpage

Gov't of Saskatchewan | COVID-19 Information for Health Care Providers

  • PPE/Infection Prevention and Control Webpage

Saskatchean Health Authority (SHA)

  • Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures - PDF (Apr 8)

 

Indigenous Wellness

Morning Star Lodge - Website
Morning Star Lodge - YouTube Videos

Protecting Our Home Fires Strategy - Website

  • 19 Things You Can Do At Home - Adult - PDF (June 29)
  • Protecting Our Home Fires Foraging Fact Sheet (June 5)
  • Processing Grief During COVID-19 - Fact Sheet (May 29)
  • Protecting Our Home Fires - PDF (Apr 7)
  • COVID-19 Fact Sheet for Indigenous Communities - PDF (Apr 7)

 

Physician Wellness

24 Hour Physician Support Lines

Canadian Medical Association (CMA) - Support Line

Saskatchewan Medicial Association (SMA)

  • Physician Health Program, Saskatoon: Brenda Senger, Director, (306-657-4553)
  • Physician Health Program, Regina: Jessica Richardson, Clinical Coordinator, (306-359-2750)

 

General Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

  • RedBook Online COVID-19 Outbreak Page

American Psychiatric Association (APA)

American Psychological Association

Canadian Anesthesiologists' Society (CAS)

Webinar References

  • WEBINAR - April 20: COVID-19 Diagnosis and Ventilator Management
  • WEBINAR - April 5: How to maintain your wellbeing during the covid-19 pandemic

Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)

  • Covid-19: Mental health and well being Webpage

Canadian Psychological Association (CPA)

  • “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Emotional and Psychological Challenges Faced by Frontline Health Care Providers During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • “Psychology Works” Fact Sheet: Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
  • Managing COVID-19 Anxiety – Resources by the Canadian Psychological Association – Traumatic Stress Section Executive Webpage

Center of Study for Traumatic Stress (CSTS)

  • Coronavirus & Emerging Infectious Disease Outbreaks Response
  • Taking Care of your family during coronavirus Fact Sheet

College of Physicians & Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CPSS)

Government of Saskatchewan

  • Workplace Resilience Webpage
  • Physician Wellness & Support - including Town Hall Webex Video Series Webpage

McMaster University

  • Guide to COVID-19 evidence sources

National Public Radio

Osmosis

Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada

  • Wellness resources for health professionals Webpage

Saskatchewan Medical Association (SMA)

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

  • Parent/Caregiver Guide to helping families cope with COVID-19

The New York Times

University of Saskatchewan (USask)

  • COVID-19 Resources: Wellness for Faculty & Staff Webpage

US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

Well Doc Alberta

  • COVID-19 Physician Wellness Resources Webpage

World Health Organization (WHO)

  • Q&A on corona viruses Wepage
  • Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak Webpage

 

Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)

CISM Blitz Series
Presented by: Dr. Krista Wempe

  • Week 3 | Apr 13-19 | PDF
  • Week 2 | April 6-12 | PDF
  • Week 1 | Mar30-Apr5 | PDF

 

Canadian Medical Association (CMA)

JouleCMA Covid 19 Learning Series - Website

  • Episode 1 - Making virtual care work for you: Dr. Mark Dermer | YouTube
  • Episode 2 - Managing isolation and building resilience: Dr. Bob Thirsk| YouTube
  • Episode 3 - Maintaining high performance in times of stress: Jason Brooks | YouTube
  • Episode 4 - Running on empty: Staying healthy during difficult times: Maryam Hamidi | YouTube
  • Episode 5 - Moral distress: When core values are at stake: Roméo Dallaire | YouTube
  • Episode 6 - Grief and loss: lessons from a war zone: Roméo Dallaire | YouTube
  • Episode 7 - Building resilience in times of uncertainty: Dr. Ron Epstein | YouTube
  • Episode 8 - Keeping children safe: Dr. Jared Bullard | YouTube

Wellness Connection - Webpage
The Wellness Connection is a virtual, safe space for physicians and medical learners to gather and discuss shared experiences, get support, seek advice and help each other.


 

General Resources

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CMPAWebpage

  • COVID19 Hub: FAQs on COVID, as well as specifics on delivering telemedicine - Webpage
  • CMPA email consent form (English) - Publication
  • CMA virtual playbook - PDF
  • Ontario MD virtual care and COVID-19 Guide
  • Dialysis patients - the BC Renal website has a range of resources for patients & health professionals
  • Cancer care - COVID-19 information for health professionals in cancer care
  • Vulnerable populations - current information suggests that older people with chronic health conditions are at higher risk of developing more severe illness or complications.
COVID-19 FAQs

Click the link above to view questions that medSask has received with the corresponding response. As we know, COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving topic and information is subject to change. Keep the posted date in mind when looking at the information; it may be a good idea to go to the cited links as the information on those pages may have changed. We will do our best to update information, especially for the common questions.

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Coronavirus Articles

  • Management of acute kidney injuries in patients with COVID-19 - Article (June 8)
  • Navigating Medical Emergencies
    Interactive GUIDE to patient management

Journals