Current Resources for Health Providers

Please ensure that you remain informed by reviewing all information that is shared and implement Calls to Actions as applicable. Click here for regional COVID-19 All-Staff Updates.

Guidelines and Quick References:

  • Updated Testing Criteria and introduction of self-referral, click here (revised: May 13)
  • Asymptomatic Surveillance: Information for Providers and Patients (English and French) (revised: May 20)
  • Provincial Guidance and Screening Tool for Management of Home Visits, click here (revised: May 13)
  • What Questions to Ask Patients, click here (revised: May 13)
  • COVID-19 Emergency Department Algorithm, click here (revised: May 14)
  • Point of Entry Staff Screening for Acute, PCH and TCC, memo (rev: May 22), algorithm (rev: May 22) and letter (rev: May 26)
  • Point of Entry Screening (non-staff), click here (revised: May 25)
  • Designated Testing Locations - protocols for Primary Care Providers, click here (revised: May 25)
  • Checklists for Clinics, click here (revised: March 19)
  • Primary Care Providers in Community, click here (revised: May 13)
  • Guidance on outpatient, primary care, specialty and other treatment clinic services, click here (revised: March 15)
  • Specific Disease Protocol, click here (revised: May 2)
  • COVID-19 Highlights - Provincial, click here (revised: May 13)
  • COVID-19 Highlights - Personal Care Home/Transitional Care Centres, click here (revised: May 13)
  • Long-Term Care Communications & Symptom Guidelines, click here (revised: March 31)
  • Infection Prevention & Control Guidance for Personal Care Home/Transitional Care Centres, click here (revised: May 19)
  • Information for Home Health Care Providers, click here (revised: March 3)
  • Provincial Guidance on Obstetrical Patients, click here (revised: May 6)
  • Provincial Guidance on Universal Precautions and Provisions for Obstetrical Care, click here (revised: May 6)
  • Provincial Guidance on Universal Newborn Hearing Screening Services, click here (revised: April 3)
  • COVID-19 Anesthesia OR PPE Cart, click here (revised: March 28)
  • COVID-19 Intubation Checklist, click here (revised: March 19)
  • Guidelines for code blue in COVID-19 positive or suspect adult inpatients, click here (revised: May 5)
  • Adult Emergency Medicine - Guidelines for Code Blue, click here (revised: May 5)
  • Protected code blue - for cardiac arrest on a COVID-19 ward or ICU in a suspect/confirmed COVID patient, click here (revised: April 2)
  • COVID-19 intubation flow map, click here (revised: May 5)
  • Provincial Guidance on the Management of Bronchoscopy, click here (revised: March 30)
  • Provincial Guidance on non-invasive Cardiac Intervention, click here (revised: March 25)
  • Provincial Guidance on Diagnostic Imaging and Interventional Procedures, click here (revised: March 25)
  • Precautions for Transesophageal ECHO(TEE), Upper GI Endoscopy (UGI) and Insertion of a Nasogastric or Nasojejunal Feeding tube (NG Tube), click here (revised: May 6)
  • Provincial Guidance on PPE for Intubation and other Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures, click here (revised: March 30)
  • List of aerosol generating medical procedures, click here (revised: April 8)
  • Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures - Isolation Requirements, click here (revised: May 5)
  • Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures in Personal Care Homes/Transitional Care Centres, click here (revised: April 11)
  • Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures and Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE), click here (revised: May 22)
  • Surgical Resources, click here (latest update: May 8)
  • Public Health Resources, click here (latest update: May 14)

Resources for Staff Health and Safety

  • Personal Protective Equipment, click here (latest update: May 22)
  • Nasopharyngeal Swab - Standard Operating Procedure and video (revised: March 18 and 19)
  • Routine Practices, click here (revised: March 18)
  • Mental Health Resources, click here (latest update: May 21)
  • Social distancing: what does it mean for volunteers, staff, patients and visitors, click here (revised: March 13)
  • Health-Links Info Santé Online Screening Tool, click here
  • Guidelines for Screening of Manitoba Health Workers, click here (revised: April 26)
  • After Hours IP&C Phone Numbers for Staff screening, click here (revised: April 23)
  • COVID-19 Contact Tracing for Health Care Workers, click here (revised: April 16)
  • Employment Insurance Sick Benefits Eligibility, click here (revised: March 28)

Resources for Managers

  • COVID-19 Finance and Payroll, click here (revised: March 18)
  • Consideration for Use of Volunteers at Increased Risk of COVID-19, click here (revised: March 23)

Supply-related

  • Suppliers and Facility Business Visits, click here (revised: March 26)

Call to Action - March 20, 2020 - Child Care Concerns, Protocols for Primary Care, Nasopharyngeal Swab video, Letter for families and support persons of acute care patients, Memo to contractors, suppliers and facility business visits

Call to Action - March 19, 2020 - Acute Care Visitor Restrictions, Guidelines for Screening of Manitoba Health Workers, Dedicated Testing Sites and Appropriate Stock, Storage and Use of PPE

Call to Action - March 19, 2020 - Routine practices, Nasopharyngeal swab, Upper Endoscopy Procedures, Phishing Attacks, Management of Home Visits, Protocols for Primary Care, Privacy and Security Considerations, Federal Financial Support to Families

Call to Action - March 18, 2020 - Accessing COVID-19 page, Donning and Doffing, Alternate Testing Sites, Supplier & facility Business visits, media releases

Call to Action - March 17, 2020 - online screening tool, cell phones, message from Lanette Siragusa, media releases

Call to Action - March 16, 2020 - Visitor restrictions, letter to volunteers, elective surgery, guidance on clinic services, social distancing

Call to Action - March 13, 2020 - Health Care Providers, Staff and Physicians advised NOT to travel

Call to Action - March 13, 2020 - non-essential work-related travel, social distancing, guidelines for Primary Care Providers and Supporting mental health and wellness

Call to Action - March 12, 2020 - First Positive Case in Manitoba

Call to Action - March 12, 2020 - Non-Essential Work-Related and Travelers Returning from Italy

Call to Action - March 10, 2020 - Testing ALL Symptomatic Patients

Call to Action - March 9, 2020 - International Travel Reporting Requirement

Call to Action - March 6, 2020 - Home Health Providers, QR for Staff, Stock, Other Resources

Info Sharing - March 5, 2020 - Provincial Media Bulletin #7

Call to Action - March 5, 2020 - Management of Obstetrical Patients