Physicians' Update

Recent Articles (September 2020)

Physicians’ Update LIVE! Back-to-School Questions from Ottawa Physicians and Nurse Practitioners

  • Associate Medical Officers of Health Dr. Sarah Funnell and Dr. Trevor Arnason answer your back-to-school questions, the impact on the primary care office and share a brief update on the evolving local epi data.
  • Video timing included in YouTube description box allows you to skip to hear the answers to your most pressing questions.
  • View online as of Wednesday September 16th, recorded for viewing at your convenience, on the YouTube platform.
  • Send in your questions and topic suggestions for future sessions.

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Using the COVID Alert App as a physician

  • Download the COVID-19 Alert App to get notified when you have been in close proximity to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. 
  • If you are working with COVID-19 patients, turn the app off while at work so that you are not getting notified for exposures that you already know about and where you have been wearing your PPE. This App should also be turned off when going to the COVID testing centre.  
  • If you’ve been exposed to COVID-19: when the app detects an exposure, get tested! Ottawa Public Health will contact you if you are named as a contact by a case or if you get a positive test result. Processes are in place to maintain privacy.

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Virtual support services from The Dementia Society of Ottawa & Renfrew County’s campaign “Just ask yourself, could this be dementia?"

  • The Dementia Society of Ottawa and Renfrew County offers virtual and by-phone dementia care coaching, peer support groups, and specialized education and recreation programs specifically designed for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers.
  • If you have patients with a diagnosis for dementia or who are  showing warning signs for dementia, you can refer patients and families to a Dementia Care Coach.
  • The virtual services may help to relieve the pressure of recurring in-office visits.

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CME Opportunities

NCCID Webinar: Seasonal Influenza 2020-2021 Recommendations in Context of COVID-19

  • Free webinar from The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID)
  • Topic: Seasonal Influenza 2020-2021 Recommendations in Context of COVID-19
  • September 21st, at 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Registration information.

Accredited Webinar : The Physician Health and Wellness in the time of COVID-19, University of Ottawa CPD

  • Physician Health and Wellness in the time of COVID-19: the Canadian Medical Association’s initiatives and future direction.
  • Thursday, September 24, 2020; 12:00PM to 1:00PM 
  • Hosted by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development, certified for up to 1.0 Mainpro+ credits. Register online.

PHO Online Training: COVID-19 IPAC Fundamentals Training

  • Public Health Ontario (PHO) is offering COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Fundamentals convenient online training.
  • The IPAC resources will help you prepare for your role as you respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Access registration information

The Dementia Society Live Webinars: Just Ask Yourself, Could this be Dementia?

  • The Dementia Society, Ottawa and Renfrew County, presents the live webinar: Just Ask Yourself, Could This be Dementia?
  • Thursday, Oct 8, 2020, 12;00 p.m to – 1:00 p.m.
  • Cost is free. Find additional details and registration here.

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