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.
Please contact Occupational Health if you have urgent questions. The provincial OESH toll free number is 1-888-203-4066 (includes HSC and WRHA, and all urgent evening/weekend calls).
PARIM has prepared a statement on procedures to follow if you have been exposed to COVID-19. It is available here.

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

Regular updates on vaccine eligibility are posted here:  https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html. Immunization records can be accessed securely on the Shared Health online portal that is also used for COVID-19 test results at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/. For a vaccination card, please go to https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html#immunization-cards

The CBC Radio Show White Coat, Black Art recently featured residents working during the pandemic: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/medical-residents-covid-19-pandemic-1.5966003

Recent News

June 11: Shared Health Update on Vaccinations and Travel for Health Care Workers

June 11: PARIM Update: Elimination of the MCCQE2 Exam

June 10: RDoC Update on MCCQE2: MCCQE2 eliminated!

June 1: MCC Responds to RDoC Request

June 1: MCCQE2 Update from PARIM

May 21: PARIM letter to CPSM and FMRAC regarding MCCQE2

May 12: Amidst the current COVID-19 public health restrictions, Manitoba has updated its childcare resources to assist critical service workers with young children. These resources can be found on the Shared Health COVID-19 website at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/human-resources/

The WRHA Employee Discount program is being regularly updated. See here for available discounts: https://professionals.wrha.mb.ca/star-program/employee-discount-program/

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

Safety, Essential Services and Financial Support

PPE: All healthcare workers should have access to PPE whenever necessary. Updated information available on the Shared Health Website: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/
Update (January 6) Changes to the Provincial PPE Requirements are reflected in at memo to all health care workers available at: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-ppe-requirements-memo.pdf. The PPE Resources webpage has also been reorganized for easier navigation and NEW resources have been added. Take the knowledge challenges and review the new site at: https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/ppe-resources/.

COVID Testing for Health Care Workers: Winnipeg Metropolitan Region – Health-Care Worker & First Responder COVID-19 Testing https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-hcw-and-fr-testing-memo.pdf

Alternative Accommodations: 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.

Child Care: Essential Services Worker Child Care Request form

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

The following resources have been updated with the latest information:

These resources can be found on the Shared Health COVID-19 website at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/providers/human-resources/

The CMA Foundation COVID-19 Support for Medical Learners Bursary: *Please note, this bursary is no longer available. All funds have been allocated.*

Wellness Resources

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

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.

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

Additional Resources

The CBC Radio Show White Coat, Black Art recently featured residents working during the pandemic: https://www.cbc.ca/radio/whitecoat/medical-residents-covid-19-pandemic-1.5966003

Staying Grounded During COVID-19: Staff Health & Wellness Booster Sessions
These sessions will highlight simple strategies to enhance our ability to focus, to keep things in perspective and to stay grounded as we face the challenges of COVID-19. Participants will be guided through Grounding Techniques that can be used during pressure moments at work or at home to refresh, refuel and re-set throughout the day.  More information and registration is available at http://home.wrha.mb.ca/files/booster-sessions.pdf. Staying grounded during COVID-19 handout https://sharedhealthmb.ca/files/covid-19-staying-grounded-handout.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

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

Virtual Educational and Entertainment Resources

The University of Manitoba has created a list of available resources: https://create.piktochart.com/output/46746048-u-of-m-resources-during-covid-19

Stay at Home Manitoba: The Manitoba Government has partnered with various organizations to provide free online programming. For more information, see the website: https://www.safeathomemb.ca/

Deals and Discounts for Health Care Workers

RDoC has compiled a nation wide list of available discounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v3ktrvxXaClgrbD1KUzKomceFWV3jAw_H7rk7N51Lt4/edit#gid=634347005&fvid=1339326310

The WRHA Employee Discount program is being regularly updated. See here for available discounts: https://professionals.wrha.mb.ca/star-program/employee-discount-program/

RCPS, CFPC, MCC Exam and Licensing Information

Additional Resources: Affiliated Organizations, Public Health and Research

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