COVID-19: Information for Healthcare Professionals & the Respiratory Community

CTS Guidance Documents
Our CTS members and experts from across the country are developing position statements to help Canadian physicians optimize management for their patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. The position statements are published in the CTS Canadian Journal of Respiratory Critical Care and Sleep Medicine. They are also available in the CTS Guideline Library.

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What's New:

Bronchoscopy during the COVID-19 pandemic – A CTS Position Statement – April 7, 2021

Video – Which COVID-19 vaccine is better? April 2, 2021

CTS Information and Guidance for Respiratory Health Care Professionals on COVID-19 Vaccination –
Revised April 6,  2021

Addendum to Resumption of Pulmonary Function Testing during the Post-Peak Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Position Statement from the CTS and the CSRT – December 9, 2020

Triaging Access to Critical Care Resources in Patients With Chronic Respiratory Diseases in the Event of a Major COVID-19 Surge Published December 2020

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CTS Statement on Salbutamol Inhaler Shortage

The CTS participated in multi-stakeholder meetings with Health Canada to discuss mitigation strategies for an emerging salbutamol inhaler shortage in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CTS Asthma and COPD Assembly Steering Committees developed rapid guidance for Canadian physicians recommending options for Salbutamol MDI substitutions in the event of a shortage.

The pandemic is a rapidly evolving situation and this page will be updated frequently as information becomes available. If you have suggestions for how CTS can best support the respiratory, critical care, and sleep medicine community, please contact:  Anne Van Dam at

Find out about what the industry is doing to fight COVID-19 here.


Our amazing CTS Members IN THE NEWS!

April 2, 2021 – Dr. Samir Gupta:  CBC News:  Which COVID-19 vaccine is better? 
February 6, 2021 –
Dr. Samir Gupta:  CBC News:  Simple hacks to make your face mask more effective



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