COVID-19 Updates

PARIM is dedicated to supporting you and keeping you updated during this challenging time. This page will be updated regularly. If there is anything you think should be included, please let us know at parim.office@gmail.com.

Information and resources are being regularly updated at the COVID-19 Providers Site https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/.

Don’t forget to get your flu shots! For information on clinic schedules, please see http://home.wrha.mb.ca/influenza/index.php.

New and Noteworthy

October 30: RDoC COVID-19 Exam Update

October 28: Register now: Staying Grounded During COVID-19: Staff Health & Wellness Booster Sessions Nov. 2020 https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-staying-grounded-sessions.pdf

October 26: COVID-19 Procedures

PARIM Updates

COVID 19 Procedures (October 26 2020)

Message from PARIM President (October 19 2020)

Message from PARIM President (September 22 2020)

Message to Rural Residents (August 24 2020)

See archived updates here

Operational Updates: The latest from Shared Health, PGME, and Manitoba Health

Shared Health

Shared Health COVID-19 website: Find the latest operational updates and memos here.

PGME

Redeployment Policy
PGME COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
PGME COVID-19 Resource Page

The CMA Foundation COVID-19 Support for Medical Learners Bursary
Funded by the CMA Foundation, the Bursary provides financial assistance to medical learners who have been impacted directly by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bursary provides monetary assistance towards unexpected financial needs or expenses due specifically to COVID-19. A list of FAQs and the Application are attached below:
FAQ
Application  
For more information please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/undergraduate/awards/awards_ugme.html

Manitoba Health

Information: http://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/
Bulletins: https://www.gov.mb.ca/health/

PPE

PPE: Updated information available on the Shared Health Website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/

Tips and Resources can be found at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/ppe-resources/


For more information on the use of non-medical masks, please see this document from Shared Health.

Travel Information

Information sheet from the Manitoba Government: https://www.parim.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/information-travellers.pdf

ArriveCan app allows travellers returning to Canada to input their 14-day isolation or quarantine information quickly, easily and securely upon arrival. The app works by digitizing the information collected under the current paper form that travellers must complete. This required information includes flight or border crossing details, whether travellers are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19, and whether they have quarantine accommodations.

Non-Essential Travel for Health-care Workers FAQs https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-non-essential-travel-for-hcw-faqs.pdf (from Shared Health)

Child Care

Essential Services Worker Child Care Request form

cdcinfo@gov.mb.ca
    1-888-213-4754 (toll free)
    (204) 945-0776

Alternative Accommodation

All Alternative Isolation Accommodations SOPs updated https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/alternative-isolation-accommodations/
AIA health-care support staff orientation package https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/aia-hcw-orientation.pdf
AIA Frequently Asked Questions https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/aia-faq.pdf

Airbnb hosts are offering “Frontline Stays” for COVID-19 responders. These hosts have committed to special cleaning measures. Many Frontline Stay hosts are offering their spaces for free or discounted rates. Airbnb is adding new hosts regularly, so they encourage people to keep checking back for more options.

RCPS, CFPC, MCC Exam Information

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons

FAQ: RDoC provided the Royal College with a list of questions received from residents regarding exams. The Royal College has created this FAQ page in response: http://www.royalcollege.ca/rcsite/documents/credential-exams/covid-19-royal-college-exam-faq-e. This page is being updated regularly.
For a summary of the most recent Royal College Exam meeting, please see here.

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

The Medical Council of Canada

October 7 2020: RDoC COVID-19 MCCQE Part II Update

October 22: The MCCQE Exam has been cancelled: https://mcc.ca/news/cancellation-of-the-mccqe-part-ii-on-october-24-and-25/

October 23: RDoC COVID-19 MCCQE Part II Update

October 30: RDoC COVID-19 Exam Update

Additional Resources

University of Manitoba Residents, Faculty and Staff

COVID-19 Reports: These reports are produced by a collaboration of fellows, residents, medical students, faculty leads, and librarians from the University of Manitoba and the Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases community. On hiatus as of May 11, 2020. Archived issues can be found at: https://www.mbcovid19report.com/

Affiliated Organizations

AFMC website

Canadian Medical Association

CMPA: CMPA COVID-19 Hub: https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/covid19

Doctors Manitoba – Resources for Health Care Providers

Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC)

University of Manitoba COVID-19

Public Health

Government of Canada COVID-19 Information

The Government of Canada’s COVID Alert app is now available in Manitoba. Refer to: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-alert-app-memo.pdf. For more information about COVID Alert, visit Canada.ca

World Health Organization COVID-19 page

Research

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

John Hopkins University COVID-19 page

The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre

Updated Scientific Literature from the National Library of Medicine (USA)

The AFMC has created a page outlining medical research on COVID-19 taking place at Canadian Universities: https://afmc.ca/en/priorities/medical-research-stories


Wellness and Self-Care

Crisis Services

24-Hour Confidential Physician and Family Support Line:
1-844-436-2762

Crisis Line (24/7)
204-786-8686
1-888-322-3019

MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
1-866-367-3276

Southern Health Wellness Line: The Wellness Support Line is for health care professionals in the Southern Health-Santé Sud region to debrief and talk to someone outside their normal support network and workplace.

Counselling Services

Register now: Staying Grounded During COVID-19: Staff Health & Wellness Booster Sessions Nov. 2020 https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-staying-grounded-sessions.pdf

The Canadian Psychology Association has created a list of registered psychologists who have volunteered to provide services to healthcare workers. Please see here for details.

Free counselling and health services to Manitobans of all ages during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Here is a list of free services currently available.

Additional Resources

Self-care during COVID-19 pocket card: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/self-care-during-covid-19-pocket-card.pdf

Canadian Mental Health Association Manitoba – Wellness Response Line https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-cmha-resources.pdf

Guide for Health Care Providers for Supporting Mental Health & Wellbeing of Patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Psychology Works” Fact Sheets from the Canadian Psychological Association

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