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 email@example.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
Operational Updates: The latest from Shared Health, PGME, and Manitoba Health
Shared Health COVID-19 website: Find the latest operational updates and memos here.
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:
For more information please visit: http://umanitoba.ca/faculties/health_sciences/medicine/education/undergraduate/awards/awards_ugme.html
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.
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)
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
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/
CMPA: CMPA COVID-19 Hub: https://www.cmpa-acpm.ca/en/covid19
Resident Doctors of Canada (RDoC)
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
John Hopkins University COVID-19 page
The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre
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
24-Hour Confidential Physician and Family Support Line:
Crisis Line (24/7)
MB Farm, Rural & Northern Support Services
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.
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.
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
Available Discounts and Deals
RDoC has compiled a nation wide list of available discounts: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1v3ktrvxXaClgrbD1KUzKomceFWV3jAw_H7rk7N51Lt4/edit#gid=634347005&fvid=1339326310