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.
Resources from CTS or developed by other organizations based on CTS guidance such as the Infographics from the Canadian Lung Association below, are available in the side navigation bar to guide your patients on how to properly use their inhaler, self-management education, pulmonary rehabilitation and home exercise for various diseases and topics.
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 Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) provides information for healthcare professionals on the following topics:
PHAC Infection Prevention and Control guidelines:
- Infection prevention and control for coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Interim guidance for acute healthcare settings
- Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in Acute Care Settings
- Routine practices and additional precautions for preventing the transmission of infection in healthcare settings
IPCRG 2020: Virtual Conference Sessions on Covid-19, by International Primary Care Respiratory Group
COVID-19: Considerations for the Management of Acute Respiratory Failure, by Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
Pulmonary Fibrosis and COVID-19 Webinar by Canadian Fibrosis Foundation
Recorded webinar with a panel of experts from the Canadian Anesthesiology Society: Protecting yourself while caring for patients – PPE and more
Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness (CCEPP): Quick ICU Training for COVID-19
CMA: Wellness Support Line – June 23, 2020
CMA: Managing and re-opening your practice during COVID-19 – May 14, 2020
Royal College: Navigating Medical Emergencies: An Interactive Guide to Patient Management – May 7, 2020
Recommendations from Choosing Wisely Canada
Questions and Answers on COVID-19 by the CMA, the Royal College and the CFPC
Canadian Anesthesiologists’ Society
Canadian Association for Emergency Physicians
Canadian Institute for Health Information
Canadian Medical Association
Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Canadian Society of Respiratory Therapists
American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
American Thoracic Society
European Respiratory Society
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