COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers

Provider Wellness 

March 26, 2020 Provider Wellness Webinar

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The slides presented in the webinar can be found here 

Mindfulness

Dr. Kathy Margiatti who presented on mindfulness on the March 26 webinar has provided a resource of Dr. Judson Brewer, a former director of the Center for Mindfulness in Wooster Massachussets. His various videos on mindfulness for both providers and patients can be seen on his YouTube channel. You are also able to view his live Q&A sessions every Monday at noon eastern time. 

April 23, 2020 Provider Wellness Webinar: Building Resilience During COVID-19

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The slides presented in the webinar can be found here.

Supporting Congregate Care During COVID-19

June 15, 2020

This webinar is a panel discussion for Shelters and Congregate community settings in North York- with expert panelists from across our community discussing various topics including: general information on IPAC, assessment centre and testing, how staff and clients can stay safe, congregate settings and COVID-19 and mental health during COVID-19

 

Click here to view the recording of the webinar

The slides presented in the webinar can be found here 

Resources from the webinar

Accessing Medical Care during COVID-19

NYTHP Resource Sheet

May 7 2020

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Goals of Care during COVID-19

April 8, 2020 Goals of Care Webinar

This webinar is a panel discussion on Symptom Management, Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care in Long-Term Care

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The slides presented in the webinar can be found here 

Mental Health and Addictions Support

April 21, 2020 Webinar

This webinar is a panel discussion on Mental Health and Addictions Support available to patients and clients during COVID-19.

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The slides presented in the webinar can be found here 

Update Webinars

The North York Toronto Health Partners is hosting regular webinars for providers in order to provide up-to-date information and answer pertinent questions. 

 

May 25, 2020 Update Webinar

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April 16, 2020 Update Webinar

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March 30, 2020 Update Webinar

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Questions and Answers from the webinar can be found here

 

March 17, 2020 Update Webinar

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Questions and Answers from the webinar can be found here

March 5, 2020 Update Webinar

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Support for Primary Care

For COVID-19 Guidance for Primary Care Providers in a Community Setting, click here

NYTHP: Supporting primary care physicians as they care for patients recovering from COVID-19 (May 21, 2020)- click here to view the webinar

Virtual Family Health Team

The Department of Family and Community Medicine in collaboration with the North York Family Health Team and North York Toronto Health Partners OHT have launched a new Virtual Family Health Team.  This team will provide virtual primary care assessments for patients who:

 

1.  are experiencing a new medical issue and cannot access their own family physician during the COVID-19 pandemic or do not have a family physician;

2.  have been discharged from NYGH for a COVID-related illness.

 

Patients will also have access to allied health services, including pharmacy, social work/case management, and nutritional support through physician referral.  For continuity of care, the team will send documentation from the encounter to the patient's current family physician.  For those without a family physician, we will attempt to match them with physicians who are currently accepting patients.

 

Visits will be conducted through video conference using a secure platform, and will require the use of a patient email to register using the following link:

 

http://getmaple.ca/northyork 

Self-Screening for Patients  (Valid as of March 17, 2020)

Three hospitals in Toronto (North York General Hospital, Sunnybrook and Humber River Regional Hospital) have developed a Self Screening Tool, to help patients determine if they need to seek care for COVID-19 symptoms

Support for Congregate Care Settings 

Click here to see our panelist discussion on COVID-19 in congregate care settings. 

Learning more about COVID-19

Below are a series of videos providing you with knowledge about COVID-19, appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and how to appropriately don and doff PPE.

Need Print-Outs for Your Practice?

Below are a series of PDFs you can print out and use at your practice. 

More Resources on COVID-19

Please see below for more resources related to COVID-19.

Providing Virtual Care for your Patients 

As many providers are choosing to move towards virtual care options for their patients, OMD has provided guidance on virtual care for clinicians wishing to implement. OTN also has a web page highlighting solutions for primary care providers.

Ontario Health Quality (formerly known as Health Quality Ontario) has also posted guidance on Adopting and Integrating Virtual Visits into Care

 

Furthermore, the North York Toronto Health Partners had an online discussion pertaining to implementing virtual care in your practice (March 17, 2020). Click here to view the recording. Dr. David Kaplan,a North York Primary Care Provider, has also developed Virtual Care Hardware Considerations for clinicians. 

*Note*: The Ministry of Health has asked that physicians HOLD submissions of these virtual care codes for one month (starting March 18, 2020), until their system is prepared to receive them.

*Disclaimer*

The documents on this resource page are not updated in real-time. Please refer to your local public health office for updated information, resources and clinical protocols. 

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