COVID-19 Updates

Visit the Shared Heath Website for the most up-to-date information on COVID19, including Resources for Health Providers


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1.  COVID-19 Extubation Guideline    8-Nov-20

2.  COVID-19 Intubation Checklist   10-Nov-20

3.  Protocol for Offsite procedures in COVID+ or COVID suspect Pts requiring GA   28-Oct-20

4.  Operating Room Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (AGMP's)    26-Oct-20

5.   Provincial Obstetric Anesthesia Guidelines for COVID-19    4-Nov-20
      Provincial Guidance on Universal Precautions and Provisions for Obstetrical Care     2-Nov-20

6.   Obstetrical Anesthesia PPE Infographic    1-Nov-20  
      Obstetrical Anesthesia - Operating Room PPE Protocol      10-Nov-20

7.   The New Normal   1-May-20  

8.  COVID-19  Expanded Testing Criteria   28-April-20

9.  Thoracic Anesthesia in COVID Suspect and Positive Patients  UPDATED  25-Nov-20 

10.  ECT COVID-19 Guidelines   9-April 20

11.  COVID-19 PEDIATRIC Intubation Checklist   6-April-20

12.   COVID-19 Prone Protocol   6-April-20

13.   COVID-19  ICU Protected Intubation  2-April-20

14.  COVID-19  Ward Code Blue Guidelines  2-April-20

15.  COVID-19 Protected Code Blue   2-April-20 

16.  Guidelines on PPE for intubation and other AGMPs  30-Mar-20  

17.  COVID-19 Anesthesia OR PPE Cart  28-Mar-20

18.  Hand Hygiene

19.  PPE - On 

20.  PPE - Off

21.  N95 Masks

22.  COVID-19 Anesthesia Machine Setup Instructions Here

23.  Resident Involvement in the treatment of COVID-19 patients  27-Mar-20

24.  COVID-19  Virtual Intubation 


1.  How to put on and take off PPE

Removing PPE Video: *Please note that face protection (goggles or face shield and N95 masks) should be removed outside of the room/unit where a COVID-19 patient has been intubated. Airborne Infection Isolation rooms (AIIR) or negative pressure isolations will usually have an anteroom where this aforementioned equipment must be removed.

2.  Sunnybrook PPE Video(note removal technique for a face shield):


COVID-19 Important Literature 

COVID-19 Update   27-May-20  Dr. E. Buchel

Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME) Update - Drs. I. Ripstein, R. Brown, P. Mykytiuk, G. Harding    20-May-20

 COVID-19: 8 Weeks Later  - Dr. D. Funk  13-May-20

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Update #6 - Dr. Grocott  22-April-20

COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Update #4 - Drs. Christodoulou, Buchel, Lother   8-April-20

COVID-19 Update # 2 - Drs. McPherson, Buchel, Jones, Christodoulou   25-Mar-20 

COVID-19 Update # 1 - Dr. Chris Christodoulou 18-Mar-20 

COVID-19 Update # 1 - Dr. Duane Funk  18-Mar-20  

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