COVID-19 AND SUBSTANCE USE
The B.C. Centre on Substance Use (BCCSU) has worked with provincial and regional partners to develop new provincial clinical guidance - effective immediately - for health-care providers to stem the spread of COVID-19 and respond to the ongoing overdose emergency.
The guidance supports people who are at risk of COVID-19 infection, people who have a confirmed infection or a suspected case pending diagnosis, and people who have a history of substance use, including opioids, stimulants, alcohol, benzodiazepines, or tobacco. The guidance and other resources being developed by BCCSU are available at: www.bccsu.ca/covid-19
To support implementation of the new guidance, the BCCSU is offering the following webinars, open to all prescribers, pharmacists, and allied health care workers:
Monday, April 6 from 12pm to 1pm - What Prescribers Should Know About COVID-19, Substance Use, and Safe Supply. This will be presented by Dr. Christy Sutherland, Dr. Rupi Brar, and Guy Felicella. REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5009814087225449740
Wednesday, April 8 from 12pm to 1pm - COVID-19, Substance Use, and Safer Supply: Clinical guidance to reduce risk of infection and overdose. Presented by Matthew Bonn, Guy Felicella, Cheyenne Johnson, and Dr. Andrea Sereda. REGISTER HERE: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/8578018490911109644
Thursday, April 9 from 5pm to 6pm - What Pharmacists Should Know About COVID-19, Substance Use, and Safe Supply. This will be presented by Dr. Mona Kwong, Ann Johnston, and Guy Felicella. REGISTER HERE: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7993441143777031948
If you need to reach PHC’s Infection Prevention and Control Team (IPAC), please call local 69357. Do not contact individual IPAC team members.