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General Information

Family Physicians’ Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

In late April the CFPC sent members a survey to gauge the impact COVID-19 is having on family doctors and their practices. The results are now in, and we’ve heard that family practices are experiencing major changes and family doctors are responding to their patients’ needs in a number of ways. A summary report of the findings is now available. In response to these findings, the CFPC issued an information release to the media and the public.

General information from the World Health Organization and the Public Health Agency of Canada

On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 an official pandemic.
Below is a list of information and updates.

World Health Organization

Current information and updates from the WHO

Stress Management Guide

Public Health Agency of Canada

UPDATED! Download COVID Alert today
COVID Alert is Canada's free exposure notification app, and is now available in Ontario, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Quebec, and Saskatchewan.

Outbreak update


Essential Services Contingency Reserve

Locations where you may have been exposed to COVID-19

Infection prevention and control for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings

Guidance documents
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Guidance documents

For communities
Community-based measures to mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Canada

UPDATED! Guidance for providers of services for people experiencing homelessness (in the context of COVID-19)

Physician Resources

Resources for Patients

COVID-19 FAQ
Questions and answers about COVID-19 from the Canadian Medical Association, CFPC, and Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

CFPC Webinars

COVID-19 is presenting new challenges for family physicians and how they deliver care during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CFPC is pleased to share a new series of live-stream webinars to support family physicians as they work to provide continuous care to their patients and communities.

Upcoming CFPC webinars and recorded webinars are listed below. Details about upcoming COVID-19 related webinars will be posted to this page.
 

Emerging COVID-19 Issues: Preparing for a second wave

Date: October 6, 2020
Presenters: Dr. Meena Dawar, Dr. Monika Dutt, and Dr. Jennifer  Young
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/posts/1271111149889279
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zfZEpgYD2E
Presentation slides


The COIVD-19 Pivot: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services

Presenters: Dr. Tina Korownyk, Dr. Guylène Thériault, and Dr. Kimberly Wintemute
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3540026336027139/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=flEG-zz53T8
Presentation slides: An opportunity to re-evaluate high value care and clinical preventive services


The COIVD-19 Pivot: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Presenters: Dr. Nadia Alam, Dr. Shirley Schipper, and Dr. Katherine Stringer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/2951884628193383/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pMhzQgkxro
Presentation slides: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic
Resources: Reclaiming your office practice during the pandemic

Additional Resources:
Principles for the Re-introduction of Deferred Services
Recommendations for Regional Health Care Delivery During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Outpatient Care, Primary Care, and Home and Community Care


The COVID-19 Pivot: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Presenters: Dr. Jane Philpott, Dr. Genevieve Bois, and Dr. Jeff Turnbull
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3152731324790164/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlQLyOvYBzo
Presentation slides: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic
Resources: Caring for vulnerable patients during the pandemic


The COVID-19 Pivot: Clinical approaches to the global pandemic from an international panel

Host: Dr. David Ponka
Presenters: Dr. William Goldberg, Dr. Elena Klusova, and Dr. Nisanth Menon
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/612435246287226/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpKyuFHW-RA


The COVID-19 Pivot: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic

(French only)
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Presenters: Dr. Julia Chabot and Dr. Elise Boulanger
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/239521687388742/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrAbUTt3vvw
Presentation slides: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic
Resources: Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic


Rapid COVID-19 Evidence Reviews with the PEER Team

Presenters: The PEER Team
Link: https://acfp.ca/cpd-cme/online-resources/webinars/
Notes: rebroadcast; hosted by the Alberta College of Family Physicians


The COVID-19 Pivot: Rapid evidence reviews with the PEER team

Host: Dr. Michael Allan
Presenters: Dr. Christina Korownyk, Dr. Mike Kolber, Dr. James McCormack, Dr. Adrienne Lindblad, and Dr. Nic Dugre
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/246340046721614
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=gSdKPvfZmDc
Presentation slides: Rapid evidence reviews with the PEER team
Bottom Line Summaries – PEER Talk


The COVID-19 Pivot: Acute management in the emergency department and ongoing hospital care

Host: Dr. Victor Ng
Presenters: Dr. Andrew Arcand, Dr. Ryan Luther, and Dr. Katie Wiskar
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/246144836734374/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QSCS5G48cI
Presentation slides: Acute management in the emergency department and ongoing hospital care


The Covid-19 Pivot: Optimizing Care of the Elderly and Long-term Care Residents during the Pandemic

Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Presenters: Dr. Althea Hayden (family physician and Medical Health Officer, British Columbia), Dr. Elise Levinoff (geriatrician/internist and consultant at CHSLD Jewish Eldercare Centre, Quebec), and Dr. Andrea Moser (family physician at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences, Ontario).
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/535354637402285/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqbi6UiEyTU
Presentation slides: Optimizing Care of the Elderly and Long-term Care Residents during the Pandemic


The COVID-19 Pivot: Examining public health campaigns in the pandemic battle

Host: Dr. Janice Harvey
Speakers: Dr. Deena Hinshaw and Dr. Jeff Kwong
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/3110894742294566/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyu3sJt5GCU
Presentation slides: Examining public health campaigns in the pandemic battle


Le virage COVID-19: Adapter la pratique de medicine de famille aux soing virtual

(webinar in French)
Host: Dr. Francine Lemire
Speaker: Dr. Mark Dermer
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/222634772403148/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8L6gjUOO1s
Presentation slides: Adapter la pratique de medicine de famille aux soing virtual


The COVID-19 Pivot: Adapting family practice to virtual care

Host: Dr. Jeff Sisler
Speakers: Dr. Mark Dermer and Dr. John Pawlovich
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydWRCCz8dmg
Presentation slides: Adapting family practice to virtual care
BMJ Infographic and Article: A quick guide to assessing patients by video or voice call
Ontario Medical Association: Telephone and virtual care fee codes
YouTube chat


The Covid-19 Pivot: Protecting patients and physicians during the pandemic

Host: Dr. Mike Allan
Speakers: Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/1471214109722301/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=8npP2VS4-DU
Presentation slides: Protecting patients and physicians during the pandemic
Resources and References – One Pager
YouTube chat


The COVID-19 Pivot: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness

Host: Dr. Allan Grill
Speakers: Dr. Jared Bullard and Dr. Naheed Dosani
Facebook: www.facebook.com/CFPC.CMFC/videos/536208800419157/
YouTube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIU-3xUWUfA
Presentation slides: The Clinical Presentation of COVID-19 Infections and Course of Illness


 

Provincial/Territorial Resources

Provincial and Territorial Information and Resources
The CFPC has compiled a list of resources and information available, grouped by province and territory, for use by health care providers and/or patients.

The Doctor is In
Recommendations for expanding in-person care in community-based physician practices. Produced by the Members of the BC Community-Based Physician COVID Task Group of Doctors of BC.

My Family Doctor Cares
The BC College of Family Physicians launches campaign to highlight importance of safe and ongoing access to family physicians.

Resources

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