COVID-19: Clinical Resources

Last Update: June 15, 2020


Infection Prevention and Control & PPE

SHA Healthcare Worker (HCW) Assessment Tool

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)

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

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 Ethical Decision Making During the Coronavirus Pandemic (Apr 7, 2020)
Fair Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources in the Time of Covid-19 (New England Journal of Medicine) (Apr 7, 2020)

Treatment Protocols & Clinical Resources

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 Access During COVID-19 (Apr 17, 2020)
SAFETY ALERT - Oropharyngeal swabs not 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

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 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: