For Health Professionals

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COVID-19 Management
COVID-19 Vaccine
Infection Prevention & Control 
Nursing Practice

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General FAQs 
Specimen Collection FAQs
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
BCCDC Patient Scree​ning Tool for Direct Care Interactions​
Community-Based Testing – SARS-CoV-2 Testing Program​
Public Health Processes & the Role of Communities
Risk Assessment Sc​ript for Clinics

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, P​ublic Health Management), including a "New T​oday​" page, patient handouts, download​able signage and posters, and detailed public health information.​​​ See also Data & Reports: Emerging Respiratory Viruses

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​COVID-1​​​​9 Vaccine

Clinic Planni​​ng

COVID-19 Vaccine: Interim Clinic Pla​nning Checklist ​​

Vaccine Admi​​nistration and Documentation

Nursing Resources related to administration of the COVID-19 vaccine are located on the FNHA Nursing Resources site in the Gathering Space. This site requires access and login. 

To request access to the site, please complete the Request Form and send it to panorama@fnha.ca

For help accessing, navigating and using the site, see the How-To Guide.

BCCDC COVID-19 vaccine toolkit for health professionals​

COVID-19 Vaccination Aftercare (BCCDC fact sheet)

After You Get Your COVID-19 Vaccine (FNHA infographic) Colour​ | ​Black and​ White

PPHIS COVID-19 materials, including training materials for the COVID-19 immunization eForm​

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

Biological Spills Management​ (FNHA procedure)

Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Community Immunization Clinics (BCCDC fact sheet) – see under Guidance for Immunization Clinics in Infection Control on BCCDC

Measures for Client Transp​ortation: Interi​​​m Guidance (FNHA guide)

"A medical mask is required" poster (BCCDC Signage & Posters)   

Precaution signs for airborne, contact and droplet contact (PICNet)

Second Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings (Government of Canada)

Warning sign for health care facility entrance 

What Is Risk Assessment? poster 

Point of Care Risk Assessment​

Which hand sanitizers can I use for COVID-19? (FNHA fact sheet)

He​alth Ca​​r​​e​​ Facilities

Cleaning in Community Health Care Settings Recommendatio​​ns​ 
COVID-19 Environmental Equipment Cleaning Practices​
FNHA Housekeeping Manual for First Nations Community Health Facilities  ​​

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

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
Should we double mask? BC’s Position statement​
Warning – Unsolicited G​oods (​PPE)​

​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​​ | Personal Protective Equipment and Foot Care in Communities​​

Maternal Care: Breastfeeding Your Infant during COVID-19​ | Formula Feeding durin​g COVID-19​​ | Infant & Newborn​ | Labour, Birth & Postpartum | Maternal Child | Perinatal He​alth & Cultural Humility | 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​

Nursing Support: ​Nurs​ing S​urge Support Information​​ ​

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​t@fnha.ca 
Phone (toll-free): ​
1-844-364-2232 (option 3)​

 Be a COVID-19 #VaxChamp

Tayte Latimer, Wei Wai Kum First Nation, ​Takes the Pledge!

 Wanting to get vaccinated?

 Looking for BC government COVID-19 info?

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 Been exposed or experiencing symptoms?

Contact y​​​​our primary care provider or local public health office or call 8 - 1 - 1(Ta​ke a self-assessment.)​ ​​

 FNHA COVID-19 Information


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