Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Originally posted Jan. 27, 2020. Last updated May 28, 2020

This page will provide updates on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) as they become available. The Ministry of Health has released guidelines for primary care, along with posters. A website for healthcare providers is now live. You can also access information for the public on their site.

Overview of Managing Common COVID-19 Respiratory Symptoms in Palliative Care and End of Life - A Primer for Front Line Staff

Thu, June 04, 2020
Webinar

Hosted by the HPCO and CHPCA

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. EST

Description
A primer to familiarize front line staff on respiratory symptom management in palliative care and end of life. Respiratory symptoms are common with COVID-19 and managing symptoms related to respiratory illness will be critical to a person’s comfort and dignity. This primer is to provide an overview of management and to improve comfort level of front-line staff in supporting patients and their families.

Target Audience

Acknowledging and Responding to the Psychological Impact of COVID-19 on Health Care Providers

Fri, May 29, 2020
Webinar

Hosted by Pallium Canada

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

COVID-19 has had a major impact on the psychological wellbeing of health care providers, especially those working on the front lines of care. Building on a previous webinar of a similar topic, this webinar will explore in more detail the psychological impact and effective approaches to help health care providers care for themselves and their colleagues.

Host and Moderator: Dr. José Pereira MBChB, CFPC (PC), MSc, FCFP

Infection Control Resources and Tools

Originally posted Mar 10, 2020. Last updated May 26, 2020

We have created a list of infection prevention and control tools and resources. New and updated resources will be added to the top of each list as they become available.

 

Public Health Infection Prevention and Control resources

Public Health Ontario and other organizations have provided Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) resources to help build capacity in primary care:

Psychological PPE: Exploring Compassion Fatigue and Learning How to Keep Ourselves Psychologically Well

Wed, May 27, 2020
Webinar

Hosted by the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine

Faculty of Medicine COVID-19 Wellness Series

Health care professionals everywhere are tirelessly working around the clock to provide the best possible care for their patients in these unusual circumstances. Consequently, many of them are experiencing personal psychological concerns such as stress, exhaustion, and guilt, to name a few.