COVID 19 Physician Information

COVID 19 Information  

Please use this page as a resource during the current COVID 19 pandemic. We will be regularly updating this page.

Useful documents:

Videos:

On behalf of Dr. Constance LeBlanc, Associate Dean of CPDME at Dalhousie University, we invite you to view the video below prior to going to work in the ED:

"Patients who are infected with COVID-19 and require intubation require a different approach. Airway procedures aerosolize virus placing everyone in the room at greater risk. Watch this video prior to going to work if you EVER intubate patients. In addition to these precautions airway intervention PPE is required prior to entering the room and must not be rushed."

Please read the preamble before jumping to the video.
http://aimeairway.ca/announcement/106/covid19-intubation-part-2-preoxygenation

Podcasts:

Websites:

Webinars/Events:

Please visit the Conference page on this website

  • COVID-19 Educational Interventions and Updates – webinar series
    Location: online from Dartmouth, NS
    Audience:  All Nova Scotia physicians
    Contact: Barbara Johnson | 902-481-4915
    NOTE:  PEI and NB doctors are welcome to join the webinars too.  However, questions will be restricted to NS physicians only due to the volume of questions and the numbers of participants.
    LATEST:
    • May 28: Public Health Update & Operating Office-Based Practices in the "New Normal" Register here
    • For current information on upcoming sessions, visit the DoctorsNS website
  • Airway Management in a COVID19 Patient
    Location: Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
    Audience: Anesthesiologists
    Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344
  • COVART team - Airway Management in Code Blue Scenario
    Location: Halifax/Dartmouth, NS
    Audience: Anesthesiologists
    Contact: Cyndi Lushman | 902-473-4344
    For current information on both these events' sessions, please contact Ms. Lushman
  • Remote SIM Programme for COVID-19 in Direct Patient Care (5 modules -- 1. SIM leader development; 2. Patient offloading in the ED; 3. PPE donning and doffing; 4.  Airway management; 5.   COVID-19 approaches for Primary Care) Location: Remotely from Halifax to NS, NB & PEI.
    Audience:  All healthcare professionals dealing with COVID-19
    Contact: Susan Love
  • The Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians presents a weekly COVID-19 Town Hall webinar. Please visit their website for each week's topic. 
  • Choosing Wisely Canada’s virtual gatherings. This weekly forum provides an opportunity for the Choosing Wisely Canada community to discuss various topics, for interactive learning, for discussions as well as the opportunity to stay connected with each other during these challenging times.