COVID-19: Clinical Resources


Last Update: January 27, 2022

  



Infection Prevention and Control & PPE


SHA Healthcare Worker (HCW) Assessment Tool
SHA Healthcare Worker (HCW) Exposure Risk Matrix (Risk Classification for Asymptomatic HCWs with Potential Exposure to COVID-19 Patients/Residents/clients in Healthcare Settings) (May 25, 2020)

Infection Prevention and Control for COVID-10: Interim Guidance for Long Term Care (Health Canada)
Reprocessing of N95 Respirators forHealthcare Professionals - Notice (Health Canada) (Apr 17, 2020)
Environmental Cleaning and Disinfectants for Physicians. Offices (BC-CDC/MoH) (March 17, 2020)

PPE Procurement


On May 20, 2020, the Ministry of Health, the Saskatchewan Health Authority, SEIU-West, SGEU, HSAS, SUN, and CUPE signed a joint statement of principles recognizing the principles for protecting the health and safety of health-care workers, patients, clients and residents. The statement of principles outlines the rights of the health care worker to clinically assess risk prior to every patient contact and have access to the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE). The statement also acknowledges the important principle of conservation and stewardship of PPE, the continued assessment of supply and the development of contingency plans in consultation with the union partners.  
The agreement is a significant step forward and builds on weekly meetings started in early April where union partners, government and the SHA worked together to shape our shared principles, discuss current status of PPE, supply chain processes and keeping health-care workers, patients, residents and clients safe. The weekly meetings provide an avenue for open communication that ensures members’ rights are protected and concerns are heard.

Government of Canada creates COVID-19 supply Council in support of Canada's response and recovery (May 3, 2020)

Resources for Clinics

Saskatchewan Producers approved by Health Canada to Manufacture Hand Sanitizer(Apr 15, 2020)
Door Poster for Clinic Entrance (SMA/CPSS/MoH)
POSTER | 10 Truths About COVID-19 (8.5x11) (SMA/SCFP)
POSTER | 10 Truths About COVID-19 (8.5x14) (SMA/SCFP)
POSTER | 10 Truths About COVID-19 (11x17) (SMA/SCFP)
CONVERSATION TOOL: Talking with patients about COVID-19 (SMA/SCFP)


Pharmacy Association of Saskatchewan

PAS Poster:
If you are sick or need a prescription... do not go into your pharmacy

Regular version
Version with white background

 



Testing & Testing Sites

Memo: COVID-19 Testing Sites - How to Refer (SHA, March 24, 2020)
Testing, Screening and Medical Directives
COVID–19 Screening Tool Inpatient Areas (March 24, 2020)
COVID–19 Screening Tool Outpatient/Same Day Surgery/Direct Admission (March 24, 2020)
Triage Assessment for Isolating COVID-19 (and Other Respiratory Viruses) (March 24, 2020)
COVID-19 Inpatient Placement and Precautions Algorithm (March 24, 2020)


Patient Management

See also Re-opening Saskatchewan for CPSS Guidance

Joint Statement on Principles for Protecting the Health and Safety of Healthcare Workers, Patients, Clients and Residents (MoH, SHA, CUPE, HSAS, SEIU, SGEU, SUN) (May 20, 2020)
Combined Screening Questions Posters (MoH) (May 14, 2020)
Work Standard: Patient Screening (MoH) (May 12, 2020)
Navigating Medical Emergencies - An interactive guide to patient management
 (RCPSC)

Preparing your clinic for COVID-19 infosheet
How to set up virtual care in your practice (CMA)
COVID-19: A practical tool for preparedness and planning in an Indigenous primary care setting in Canada
CMA Policy - Framework for EthicalDecision Making During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Apr 7, 2020)
Fair Allocation of Scarce MedicalResources in the Time of Covid-19 (New England Journal of Medicine) (Apr 7, 2020)


Treatment Protocols & Clinical Resources

Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery Strategy (SK Ministry of Health)
COVID-19 Vaccine Information with Q&A (SK Ministry of Health)
List of vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 (Health Canada)
COVID-19 Vaccine Safety (Health Canada)
COVID-19: For health professionals (Health Canada)
       - Treatment and vaccines
       - Webinars on COVID-19 vaccines
Vaccine Storage and Handling Checklist (MoH) (June 2020)
Notification of Vaccine Administration Form (printer friendly)
Notification of Vaccine Administration Form (fillable PDF)
Family Physicians are key to Canada's COVID-19 vaccination rollout (CFPC Position Statement) (January 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccine Education:  A guide for conversations with nursing home team members (January 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccination Tool Kit for Health Professionals (Public Health Agency of Canada) (February 2021)
     -  Version française
COVID-19 Vaccines communication tool kit for Indigenous communities(Public Health Agency of Canada) (February 2021)
     -  Version française
Morning Star Lodge Indigenous Health Lab: Protecting our Home Fires - COVID-19 Vaccine Fact sheet  (March 2021)
Reporting of Deaths within 30 days of immunization as AEFIs (SK Ministry of Health) (March 2021)
Reporting of COVID-19 Vaccine Adverse Events of Special Interest (Updated May 6, 2021)
Vaccine Uptake Support (SHA) (April 2021)
Saskatchewan User Guide for Completion and Submission of Adverse Events Following Immunization (AEFI) reports (MoH) (May 2021)
MoH Communication to physicians - Reports of Myocarditis/Pericarditis Post-COVID-19 (June 4, 2021)
Communique to health practitioners - Reports of Myaocarditis/pericarditis after COVID-19 vaccination (June 3, 2021)
COVID-19 Immunization Manual (eHealth) (June 2021)
    - Intervals Between COVID‐19 Vaccines and Other Vaccines No Longer Required in Saskatchewan (July 2021)
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Directive to Immunize Children with a COVID‐19 Vaccine Series (Moderna) (July 2021)
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COVID – 19 VACCINE CONTRAINDICATIONS & PRECAUTIONS BACKGROUND DOCUMENT (July 2021)
    - Provision of COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Doses to Select Populations (July 2021)
    - Letter for Booster Dose Eligibility Phase One (July 2021)

COVID-19 Vaccine Details (June 2021)
Pfizer Biotech COVID-19 Vaccine - Site for Canadian Healthcare Professionals
    - Material Order
    - Resources
Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine - Resources for Canadian Healthcare Professionals and Patients
     - Product Monograph (June 9, 2021)  English | French
     - Vaccine Lots and Expiration Dates (June 14, 2021)  English | French
     - Storage, Handling, Dosage and Administration English | French
CPSS POSITION STATEMENT - Vaccination of youth aged 12+ (June 2021)
Vaccine Uptake Support Team (July 2021)
COVID-19 Immunization Manual (eHealth)(September 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility and Procedure for Non-residents & Residents Immunized Out of Province (MoH/eHealth) September 2021)
Recording Historical Immunization in Panorama/CQE of Non-Health Canada Approved COVID-19 Vaccines and Guidance for Additional Doses (MoH/eHealth) (Sept 2021)
Guidance for physicians: Requests for COVID-19 vaccination exemptions (CPSS) (September 2021)
Rapid Response: Booster dose in long-term care residents and seniors living in other congregate settings (PHAC) (Sept 28, 2021)
     - Summary of NACI Rapid Response (PHAC) (Sept 28, 2021)

Recommendations on the use of COVID-19 vaccines (PHAC) (Sept 28, 2021)
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Summary of updated vaccine statement (PHAC) (Sept 28, 2021)
COVID-19 Vaccine Contraindications & Precautions Background Document (MoH) Oct 1, 2021)
Guidance to Physicians regarding unvaccinated patients (CPSS) (October 4, 2021)
CO-KID: Covid Vaccine for kids (Tools for Practice #303) (CFPC/PEER) (November 2021)


FREE - Immunization learning opportunities!
           CFPC Members - Sign up with the enrolment key CFPC2021 for free access

1) Education Program for Immunization Competencies (EPIC) (MOC 22.5 credits)
2) Moving to Acceptance (MOC 1 credit)

3) Our Best Shot at Beating COVID-19  (MOC 1 credit)

19 to Zero (National Coalition)

Treatment Protocols

Paxlovid - Letter to Prescribers (MoH) (January 2022)
Managing obstetrical and gynecologic issues during the COVID-19 pandemic - recommendations and resources (U of S College of Medicine) (February 2021)
Cervical Cancer Screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic - guidance document (U of S College of Medicine) (February 2021)
Six documents addressing urgent needs of people who use substances, service providers, and decision makers in relation to the COVID‑19 pandemic
 (CRISM-Nation Rapid Guidance) (2021)
Strategies for Safer Telephone and Other Verbal Orders in Defined Circumstances (ISMP Bulletins) (May 7, 2020)
Answering physician's clinical questions about COVID-19 (CMA/Joule) (May 1, 2020)
Health Care Provider information on COVID-19 (SHA/Ministry of Health)
Treatment of patients with nonsevere and severe coronavirus disease 2019: an evidence-based guideline (CMAJ) (Apr 29, 2020)
CMPA Podcast: COVID-19: Reasonable Care
Direct Oral Anticoagulant AccessDuring COVID-19 (Apr 17, 2020)
SAFETY ALERT - Oropharyngeal swabsnot to be used for nasopharyngeal specimen Collection (SHA) Apr 9, 2020)
COVID-19 Rapid Reviews (CCFP) (Apr 3, 2020)
Symptom management and end-of-life care of COVID-19 residents in long-term care homes
Optimizing care of the elderly and long-term care residents during the pandemic


SHA Bulletins and Resources

Intubation Hood Safety Alert (Sept 11, 2020)
FAQ to Family Physicians (Jun 12, 2020)
Family Presence during COVID-19 - FAQs for Health Care Workers (June 15, 2020)
COVID-19 Pandemic Requisition, Testing Tools & Work Standard (Revised Jun 10,2020)
Outpatient Clinic and Endoscopy Suite COVID-19 Algorithm (May 30, 2020)
COVID-19 Screening Tool: community Screening - Home Visit (Jun 15, 2020)
Work Standard: COVID-19 Testing - Long Term Care or Personal Care Home Move In from Community (June 5, 2020)
Work Standard: COVID-19 Testing - Long-term Care or Personal Care Home Move In from Acute Care, Alternate Level of Care, or Other Long Term Care Home (Jun 5, 2020)
COVID-19 Move-In Guidelines Quick Reference: Long-term Care or Personal Care Home (Jun 8, 2020)
Well Child Care Visits Guideline (Department of Family Medicine) (May 4, 2020)


Resources from the CMA

 Joule’s Ask a Librarian team is curating up-to-date information including clinical summaries and article collections. The CMA has a COVID-19 page with the latest public health information and resources for physicians and patients.

COVID-19 Questions or Suggestions?  The CMA Member Service Centre can be reached at memberservicecentre@cma.ca or toll-free at 1-888-855-2555 (weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm EDT).

Resources from CMAJ

CMAJ Resources on COVID-19


Resources from the CFPC

The CFPC continues to speak with federal officials, hear from front-line members, and provide you with helpful guides and practice tools. Please see our COVID-19 webpage.

The College will send you notices about our weekly COVID-19 webinars. You can also receive reminders by subscribing to the CFPC YouTube channel. The April 2nd webinar, “Protecting Patients and Physicians During the Pandemic,” featured Dr. Allison McGeer and Dr. Jennifer Young. The archived episode is available here.

CFPC eNews (COVID-19 information and resources for family physicians)


Resources from medSask

Specific drugs have become newly shorted because of COVID-19 treatment and interrupted distribution of raw materials from other countries. Below are some resources and therapeutic alternatives for specific medications and associated populations: