Posted on Thursday, November 29, 2018 04:00 AM
Physicians’ role in reminding parents to obtain and report immunizations for schoolchildren
Students attending school in Ontario are required to be vaccinated against nine designated diseases or have a medical or religious/philosophical exemption in accordance to the Immunization of School Pupils Act (ISPA). Whereas parents with children attending school are required to report their immunizations to the health unit, physicians play an important role in reminding parents to report their child’s...
Posted on Thursday, November 22, 2018 10:30 AM
To: Ottawa Healthcare ProvidersFrom: Dr. Geneviève Cadieux, Associate Medical Officer of HealthDate: November 22, 2018
On July 30, 2018, OPH sent a memo to Ottawa healthcare providers about the improper use of glucose meters designed for single-patient use on multiple patients, and the associated risk of infectious disease transmission. OPH continues to receive reports concerning improper use of glucose meters and/or fingerstick devices.
For the safety of your patients and your practice, please...
Posted on Friday, November 16, 2018 05:30 AM
We are writing to highlight two items related to the 2018/2019 Ontario Universal Influenza Immunization Program (UIIP).
Flu activity has started in Ontario. As both high-dose TIV and standard-dose QIV are recommended products for seniors 65 years of age and older, do not delay vaccination for a particular product. Both products protect against the flu and the most important thing is for seniors to be vaccinated.Product Changes for the 2018/2019 UIIP Season
- Quadrivalent inactivated vaccine (QIV)...
Posted on Thursday, November 08, 2018 06:30 AM
To: Ottawa Healthcare ProvidersFrom: Dr. Geneviève Cadieux, Associate Medical Officer of HealthSubject: Increase in pertussis (whooping cough) cases in Ottawa
The purpose of this message is to alert Ottawa emergency and primary care providers to an increase in the number of pertussis cases reported in Ottawa in the past 2 weeks, and to provide a reminder to consider pertussis on your differential diagnosis of cases of persistent cough. In the presence of compatible symptoms and signs (described...
Posted on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 11:00 AM
The CHEO Access Team is an expert resource for assessing the individual needs of each child and youth and directing them to the right services. All new referrals for development and rehabilitation services will go through this new team The CHEO Access Team directs families and physicians to the correct care and treatment for children and youth, no matter how complex or simple the needs by telephone or fax as of November 5, 2018.
The CHEO Access Team will assess and direct all referrals,...