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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.

COVID-19 Emerging Research – Editor’s Top 3 Picks

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.

Managing Asthma during COVID-19
Managing COPD during COVID-19

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!

July 29, 2020 – Dr. Jean Bourbeau:  Radio Canada interview 07 h 48: Le port du masque est-il un risque pour la santé?
July 17, 2020
Dr. Kenneth Chapman on wearing a mask and truths from doctors



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