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​CD Emergency Response Planning | COVID-19 Management | Infection Prevention & Control | Nursing Practice



CD Emer​ge​​​​ncy​​​​ Resp​​​​onse Planning

​For help using these documents to update your existing community plan or create a new plan, please contact the FNHA CD Management Team (see Key Contacts). 

Communicable Disease Emergency Response Plan
Priority Community Members List Instructions & Template​ 

COVID-19 M​​​a​​​na​​​​gement

General FAQs 
Specimen Collection FAQs

BCCDC COVID-19 Care: The BCCDC COVID-19 Care website includes sections for health professionals (Clinical Care, Health Care Provider Support, Infection Control, Lab Testing, Public Health Management), including a "New Today​" page, patient handouts, download​able signage and posters, and detailed public health information.​​​ See also Data & Reports: Emerging Respiratory Viruses

CD Management Res​ources for FNHA Regions 
CD Protocols for CO​VID-19
Case Identification and Client Flow: Home Visits | Hea​lth Centres & Nursing Stations  
Public Health Processes & the Role of Communities  
Perinatal Health & Cultural Humility
Panorama Documentation
Risk Assessment Sc​ript for Clinics  
Testing for Asymptomatic Individuals

Infe​ction P​​re​ve​​nt​​ion & Control

Client transportation guidance  
Second Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings (Government of Canada)
Precaution signs for airborne, contact and droplet contact (PICNet)
Warning sign for health care facility entrance 
What Is Risk Assessment? (poster)
Which hand sanitizers can I use for COVID-19? (fact sheet) ​

He​alth Ca​​r​​e​​ Facilities

Cleaning in Community Health Care Settings Recommendations​
FNHA Housekeeping Manual for First Nations Community Health Facilities  ​​

Personal Pr​​ote​ctiv​​e Equi​pment (PPE)

Accessing PPE for First Nations Communities  
An Interim Guide to Using Personal Protective Equipment 
"More pieces and layers of PPE doesn’t mean more protection" (BCCDC webpage)
Prevention & Treatment Recommendations for Skin Injury 
Recommendations for Prevention of Skin Injury Due To Handwashing
Personal Protective Equipment Donning Instructions Video
Personal Protective Equipment Doffing Instructions Video

​Related Courses 

The courses noted here are available on LearningH​​ub. If you do not have an account, you can register for one as an FNHA affiliate. Once on Learning Hub, please seach for the courses by name: Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Direct/Professional Clinical Care Providers | Provincial Hand Hygiene Basics​​

​​Nursi​ng Practice

Advance Care Planning: Advance Care Planning d​uring COVID-19​ | Preparing for a Serious Illness Conversation: A Guide for Health Care Providers | Advance Care Planning Resources​ | Coronavirus Treatment Options​

Diabetes: Diabetes Management & COVID-19 | Screening and Management of Diabetes in Pregnancy​ 

Ethics: ​Ethics in Practice for Registered Nurses​ (Canadian Nurses Association fact sheet)

Home and Community Care: COVID-19 Toolkit​​ | Assessing & Determining Provisions for Foot Care in Communities | Homemakers: Safe Return to Work​ | Home Support Workers: Safe Return to Work​

Maternal Care: Breastfeeding Your Infant during COVID-19​ | Formula Feeding durin​g COVID-19​​ | Infant & Newborn​ | Labour, Birth & Postpartum | Maternal Child | Pregnancy 

Mental Health: Supporting Clients with Mental Health Concerns During COVID-19​ | Mental Health & Wellness Resources for Nurses and Clients During COVID-19​​ | BounceBack Practitioner Referral Form​

Palliative Care: Care of the Deceased ​Body​Palliative Care Checklist for Nurses​ | Palliative Care during Covid-19 Illness​Symptom Management: Agitation, Restlessness​Symptom Management: Respiratory Congestion​ | ​Symptom Management for Shortness of Breath & Anxiety​

Public Health: Public Health Core Programs & Services During COVID-19​ 

Respiratory: Managing A​cute Respiratory Distress in Cases with Suspected Covid-19  

Sepsis: Sepsis Management​ 

Substance Use: Substance Use: Harm Reduction & COVID-19 | Alcohol Use: Risk Mitigation Strategies During a Pandemic​ | Cannabis & COVID-19​​ | Opioid Agonist Therapy: Community Considerations 

Tube​​rcul​​​​osis (TB): Guidelines for DOT While Pra​​​cticing Social Distancing & Enhanced Hygiene Practices​ 

Virtual & Phone Visits: Virtual & Phone Health Visits for You & Your Family | Tips for Virtual & Phone Health Visits for Health Care Providers​

 Key Contacts

CD Consults & Help​

​Email: cdmgm​ 
Toll-free phone: ​1-844-364-2232 (option 3)

 Public Health Warning

If you have been exposed to COVID-19 or are experiencing symptoms, please contact your primary care provider or local public health office or call 8-1-1.​