CME WILL RESUME MAY 12th!!
Weekly CME will resume via Zoom starting Tuesday May 12th
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COVID-19 PLANNING FUNDING FROM RIHPA

CLAIMS MUST BE IN BY MAY 15TH

Please discuss with your Department Head as they have been sent a Memo explaining the process around this funding.

COVID-19 Guide to Home-Based Health & Wellness

Dr. Tchajkova, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist at RIH has asked that we distribute the Covid-19 Guide to Home-Based Health & Wellness. 
This guide is to help with the transition to home-based activity after being in the hospital with COVID-19, or if you are self-isolating at home with suspected or confirmed COVID-19.  The guide is intended for a wide audience and is not intended to replace specific medial advice that has been given. 

Update from Specialists
of BC President Dr John Falconer

Dear Specialist colleague:

I hope this note finds you well and adjusting. Please find attached an update on our work in the last couple of months and future focus.

One of our section head has set up a virtual food drive through the BC Society of Allergy and Immunology and we encourage you to make a donation if you can:

https://vfd.foodbank.bc.ca/participant/1178346/1430/

I’d also like to let you know about a Virtual Town Hall co-hosted by Specialists of BC and the Specialist Services Committee on Thursday, May 14. Your specialist section head is invited to talk about access to PPE, the “new normal” and ask questions.

We understand that there is a province-wide PPE distribution system contemplated with an assistant deputy minister in place to help with provision to community specialists but no details as yet. In the meantime, while we are not recommending these suppliers, they are options, with shipments arriving as they are available:

Masks (3 types), isolation gowns:

BC Textile Innovations Inc. 
507-1952 Kingsway Avenue
Port Coquitlam  BC  V3C 6C2  
1-866-552-7671 Fax 604-552-7646
https://textileinnovations.com/

Masks:

https://scrubdepot.ca/cotton-reusable-face-mask/

Gloves:http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/new-today*

https://www.cardinalhealth.ca/en/ 

 
*Stay safe and please check the Doctors of BC and BCCDC websites for COVID-19 resources and updates:
http://www.bccdc.ca/health-professionals/clinical-resources/covid-19-care/new-today*

phone: (604) 614-4148
specialists@specialistsofbc.org
We acknowledge that this work takes place on the ancestral lands of the Coast Salish Peoples, including the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.