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.

NEW:  Airway Management Guidelines for Patients with Known or Suspected COVID-19 Infection  [PDF 646 kB]


On behalf of the 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 the 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."

A. For airway procedural skills prep, please review the following videos:

  1. Optimized MacIntosh video - larygoscopy (15:49 min)
  2. Optimized hyperangulated video - laryngoscopy (12:53 min)

B. In preparation for COVID-19 Airway assessment and securement -- 6 videos to review:

  1.  Preparation before you enter the room (17:28 min)
  2. Pre-oxygenation (23:15 min)
  3. Safe first pass success (12:56 min)
  4. Second attempt and exit strategy (11:57 min)
  5.  Emergency Strategy (6:40 min)
  6. Grand Rounds clinical approach (47:51 min)

C. In preparation for pre-hospital transport of patients with known or suspected COVID-19:  (5:24 min)

For physicians, to receive CPD credits (2 hrs.) for reviewing these videos, click on this survey link to provide your information.

Useful documents:




PHAC: COVID-19 Vaccine Emerging Issues Webinar: Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT) – National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases  --- The Public Health Agency of Canada, Thrombosis Canada and the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) present a webinar to inform health care providers on the treatment and reporting of Vaccine-induced Immune Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT).  Link to this webinar:

Please visit the Conference page on this website

  • DoctorsNS COVID-19 webinar series 2021
    Location: online from Dartmouth, NS
    Audience:  All Nova Scotia physicians
    Contact: Barbara Johnson | 902-481-4915
    NOTE:  PEI, NB, NF doctors are welcome to join the webinars too.  However, questions will be restricted to NS physicians only. Registration is required.
  • TBA
  • 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.