COVID 19


Surgical Resources

COVID19: Attn. General Surgeons - As of March 15, the Ontario Medical Association has announced that all "non-essential care and elective surgery must be temporarily put on hold to protect all health-care providers, patients and the public, and most importantly, to manage what we expect may be tremendous demand on the system from spread of the virus." Ongoing updates pending Ministry guidelines. (As of March 17, Ontario Premier Doug Ford has declared a State of Emergency. As of March 24, the Ontario government went further to announce a mandatory shutdown of all non-essential services by the end of the day.)

Section on General Surgery and OAGS Executives STRONGLY SUPPORT this decision and urge our members to work with their hospitals to cancel all non urgent care interactions in a coordinated fashion with other surgical services.

COVID19 Symptoms

  • Fever, new cough, or difficulty breathing (or a combination of these symptoms)
  • Muscle aches, fatigue, headache, sore throat, runny nose or diarrhea
  • Symptoms in young children may also be non-specific (i.e. lethargy, poor feeding).
NOTE:  Whether you are a surgeon or a member of the public... If you're sick, no signs of illness but recently returned from a trip outside Canada or in close contact with someone who has been travelling or sick, you should self isolate for 14 days. 
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Resources

WHO Update - download
OMA - Temporary Fee Codes for Virtual Care - download
MOHLTC: COVID19 - Guidance for Acute Care - download
Ontario Health: Guidance for Health Sector - download
MOHLTC/Ontario Health COVID19 Data Update - download
OMA COVID19 Informational Chart & MD Processes - download
MOHLTC:  Status of Cases within Ontario & Info - here
MOHLTC:  COVID19 Updates here  and Guidelines here
Ontario Public Health:  Updates
Ontario Public Health: COVID19 Testing - Updates
Canada Health:  Updates
OCC & OMA Joint Press Release Re. Sick Notes: download
Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Centre: download
Johns Hopkins COVID19 Global Cases Dashboard: download

COVID-19 Canada Open Data Working Group:  download

Resources: Ongoing DAILY Updates

Title: Quick ICU Training for COVID-19 Training Resources - Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness

Source: (ONTARIO) UofT, UofOttawa, McMasterU... Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness (CCEPP) project

Format: web

URL: https://www.quickicutraining.com/

Title: OntarioMD’s virtual care webinars for physicians

Source: Ontario MD

Format:web / stream

URL: download

Title: Adopting and Integrating Virtual Visits into Care: Draft Clinical Guidance

Source: Ontario Health Quality

Format:PDF

URL: download

Title: Virtual Care and the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (listing of virtual tools/platforms available to MDs for communications with their patients)

Source: Ontario MD

Format: web

URL: https://ontariomd.news/

Title: Recommendations for Surgical Procedures on Potential COVID-19 Patients

Source: Michigan Surgery

Format: Photo

URL: https://twitter.com/DrJohnScott/status/1240328260493307904/photo/1

Title: Sequence for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Source:CDC (Centres for Disease Control and Prevention)

Format:PDF (poster)

URL: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/pdfs/ppe/ppe-sequence.pdf

Title: (Mask) Doffing Technique by Qualified Fit Tester

Source: Dr. Tim Jen demo

Format:Twitter / video

URL: https://twitter.com/DrTimJen/status/1238950595437850625

Title: (DONNING) How to Safely Put on PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

Source:CDC & Johns Hopkins

Format:Youtube Video

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca66dpjPWZc

Title: (DOFFING) How to Safely Take off PPE, Selected Equipment: N95 and Gown

Source:CDC & Johns Hopkins

Format:Youtube Video

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZA424c5sWQ

Title: COVID-19 Ventilator Management Refresher for Surgeons

Source:Behind the Knife: The Surgery Podcast

Format: audio Podcast

URL: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0qdLULXnM30Yk3ZcAHOMIR?si=ELlQ4sCFQ4yjOPkA0ZJLrQ

Title: COVID19 Information for Health Professionals

Source: Canadian Thoracic Society

Format: web

URL:https://cts-sct.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Coronavirus-Ver6.pdf
https://cts-sct.ca/

Title: COVID19 Recommendations During Airway Manipulation

Source: Canadian Anesthesiologists Society

Format: web

URL: https://www.cas.ca/en/practice-resources/news/cas-articles/2020/covid-19-recommendations-during-airway-manipulation

Title: COVID19 Essentials for Surgeons

Source: Behind the Knife: The Surgery Podcast

Format: audio Podcast

URL: https://behindtheknife.libsyn.com/covid-19-essentials-for-surgeons

Title: COVID19 Clinical Cheat Sheets

Source: University of Illinois at Chicago

Format: PDF / posters

URL: download

Title: (CLINICAL CASES) See what COVID19 looks like: Share your clinical experience on Figure 1 and tag it with #COVID-19 to help your colleagues around the globe.

Source: Figure 1 platform - various world medical institutions/organizations

Format: web

URL: https://www.figure1.com/covid-19-clinical-cases

Title: COVID-19 Statement: Advice from the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology for Endoscopy Facilities, as of March 16, 2020

Source: Canadian Association of Gastroenterology

Format: web/PDF

URL: https://www.cag-acg.org/images/publications/CAG-Statement-COVID-&-Endoscopy.pdf

Title: Coronavirus and IBD Reporting Registry

Source: Secure IBD Registry: Surveillance Epidemiology of Coronavirus Under Research Exclusion

Format: web

URL: https://covidibd.org/?idU=2

Title: Guide to Local Production: WHO-recommended Handrub Formulations

Source: World Health Organization

Format: PDF

URL: https://www.who.int/gpsc/5may/Guide_to_Local_Production.pdf

Title: COVID19 - What we do when a COVID19 patient needs an operation: OR prep and guidance

Source: Canadian Journal of Anesthesia

Format: Journal

URL: https://twitter.com/ThielsCA/status/1239328372439875592/photo/3 ; https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs12630-020-01617-4

Title: Everything you should know about COVID-19 (Precautions for Surgeons)

Source: AIS Channel - COVID19 Resources Center (Surgical Infection Division)

Format: video/podcast

URL: http://covid19.aischannel.com/

Title: ACS COVID19 Frequently Asked Questions

Source: American College of Surgery

Format: web

URL: https://www.facs.org/about-acs/covid-19/faq

Title: Covid19 - How to Protect Yourself / If you are sick...

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Format: web

URL:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html

Title: Healthcare Professionals: Frequently Asked Questions and Answers

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Format: web

URL:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/faq.html

Title: Interim Clinical Guidance for Management of Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Format: web

URL:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinical-guidance-management-patients.html

Title: CovidSurg

Source: NIHR Global Health Research on Global Surgery

Format: web

URL:https://globalsurg.org/covidsurg/

Title: Emergency Resources: COVID19 / COVID19 ICU Preparedness Checklist

Source: Society of Critical Care Medicine

Format: web

URL:https://www.sccm.org/disaster / https://www.sccm.org/Disaster/COVID-19-ICU-Preparedness-Checklist

Title: Behind the Knife: Ventilators Simplified?

Source: Behind the Knife Podcast, Dr. Georgoff is a Trauma and Critical Care Fellow at UT Houston

Format: YouTube

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RHx-p5RFoaA&feature=youtu.be

Title: Resus COVID Crit Care and Ventilator Learning Resources

Source: Resus Med Northwest Health Services LLC

Format: web

URL:http://www.resusmed.com/2020/03/21/covid-critical-care-and-ventilator-learning-resources/

Title: Digestive Symptoms Tied to Worse COVID19 Outcomes

Source: Medscape / American Journal of Gastroenterologists

Format: web

URL:https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/927112?src=soc_tw_share

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