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


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)



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



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)

On behalf of Morning Star Lodge, we are eager to share our Vaccine Fact Sheet with you as part of our Protecting our Home Fires Strategy. 

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


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



  • 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.

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.


Coronavirus Articles

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