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Urgent Request from CMOH for unused NP Swabs UTM containers

 

The outbreak of COVID-19 is having a profound effect on existing testing supplies and we will shortly use up all of our existing supplies of Nasal Pharyngeal (NP) Swabs and Universal Transport Media (UTM) containers. In order to fill the gap we need to turn to other compatible collection devices for continued COVID-19 testing. We are requesting community physicians to arrange a local courier to pick up unused supplies of CTNG Swabs/Media containers. These should be delivered to the nearest laboratory specimen collection centers, or nearest Community Health Centers or Hospital Laboratory. From there these supplies will be returned back to Regional Hospital Laboratories to address needs for COVID-19 testing. Courier costs will be paid for by the local Regional Health Authority. See March 17 Letter.

 

 

 

Screening Algorithm - *UPDATED September 3*

 

If a patient calls a physician's office and is symptomatic or has had suspected contact with the virus, complete the screening algorithm, beginning with the COVID-19 Screening Questions below with the patient.  If the patient is severely ill and requires emergency medical attention, they should call 911. Please advise them to notify 911 of their potential exposure to COVID-19.

 

New Algorithm Sept 3 (PDF)

 

 

 

 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for Community Physician Clinics

 

The provincial government has agreed to provide a weekly supply of PPE to community physician practices. Weekly quantities of PPE are based on the estimates physicians provided to the NLMA on May 14th. This is a standing order that you only need to submit once. If you have not yet submitted an order or if you would like to request changes to your previous order, please use the form below. To ensure your order is processed for pick-up on Wednesdays, please ensure the form is completed by end of day on Sundays.

 

The weekly supply of PPE for community physician practices includes:

  • EN Surgical Masks for physicians, other health providers and staff
  • Face shields
  • Unrated Procedural Masks for Patients
  • 3 Emergency kits to be replenished when needed, which include: This PPE is available for pick-up on Wednesdays only at RHA locations. Beginning June 17th, pickup will only be available every second Wednesday.
    • a gown, gloves, face shield or goggles, a surgical mask (for physician) and a procedural mask (for patient)
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  • Please call the site closest to you in advance before arriving to pick-up your order. Contact information is available below.
  • Please provide the name of the contact that was provided on the form when requesting your order for pick-up.
  • Physicians are responsible for picking up their order, including any delivery costs.

 

PPE Revision/Adjustment Form for Community Physician Clinics

 

Please only use this form if you have not yet submitted an order or if you would like to request changes to your previous order. To ensure your order is processed for pick-up on Wednesdays, please ensure the form is completed by end of day on Sundays.

The Form is available at https://nlmaforms.formstack.com/forms/ppe .

 

PPE Form:

 

 

PPE Contact List for Community Physician Practices - UPDATED September 25 

 
PPE Contact List (PDF)

 

 

Update on PPE available from local suppliers *UPDATED May 29*  


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Online COVID-19 Data Hub 

 

To see the COVID-19 confirmed cases numbers by region and community, click here.

 

 

COVID-19 Predictive Analytics

 

 

 

 

 

Memos from the Cheif Medical Officer of Health (CMOH)

 

 

 

 

Previous Memos from the CMOH:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Poster for clinics - UPDATED MARCH 20

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Additional Posters avialable at https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

 

 

 

Practical Tips for Community Clinics as Alert Levels are Reduced and Services Begin Returning to Normal

* UPDATED - May 29* 

 

This document provides practical tips on managing community physician clinics and patient appointments as Newfoundland and Labrador progresses through the COVID-19 Alert Level System. This document has been reviewed by the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Family Physicians and the Family Practice Renewal Program.

 

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Canadian Medical Association:

 

Morneau Shepell:

 

 

 

 
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Are you taking new patients?  

The NLMA maintains the Find A Doctor NL (www.findadoctornl.ca) website for physicians accepting new patients. If you are accepting new patients and would like to advise the public and 811- or are listed online and are no longer accepting patients - please complete the online form found in the top right corner labelled "For Physicians".

 

 

 

 

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Visit www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/covid19

 

 

 

 

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Physician Advisories

 

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Eastern Health:

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Labrador-Grenfell Health:

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COVID-19: CPD Opportunities & Resources from Memorial University

 

The Office of Professional & Educational Development at Memorial University is compiling a list of resources and professional development opportunities related to COVID-19. This page is for health care professionals practicing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please visit https://www.med.mun.ca/opd/covid-19/.

 

 

 

 

CMA Policy:

Caring in a Crisis: The Ethical Obligations of Physicians and Society During a Pandemic

 

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Advice from MD Financial Management: