Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
Leadership at the Royal College is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and responding to the changing needs of surgeons as quickly as possible. Committed to the health and wellness of Canadians, they are monitoring the effect of COVID-19 on all residents, Fellows and staff. The Royal College’s Crisis Management Team is working hard to ensure they are responding to the current needs of residents and Fellows.
In recent weeks, they have taken certain measures to support and assist all residents and fellows navigate through some negative consequences COVID-19 has had. Their comprehensive FAQ statement addresses your questions and concerns related to your 2020-2021 membership dues and 2020 annual requirements. Access it by clicking here.
The Royal College has also collected accurate and up-to-date evidence-based information and resources accessible via these Global, pan-Canadian and regional resources
Canadian Medical Association
The Canadian Medical Association and the Public Health Agency of Canada have teamed up together with the Council of Chief Medical Officers of Health to communicate and share the most up-to-date information for physicians and patients. Click here to access their comprehensive resource centre
Ontario Orthopaedic Association
Our colleagues at the OOA have published a resource page, accessible here. It includes their recommendations for patient interaction and details on setting up your virtual practice.
Choosing Wisely Canada
As a part of their COVID-19 resource page, Choosing Wisely Canada circulated a new list of 9 recommendations on April 2, 2020. These have been developed based on responses and input from stakeholders on efforts related to #COVID19. See the new list on using resources wisely for the public and clinicians by clicking here.
Joule (a CMA Company)
Joule COVID-19 Learning Series, tools for physicians
Joule is a subsidiary of the Canadian Medical Association, focused on supporting physicians in their pursuit of clinical excellence via new innovations in health care. Joule provides the latest evidence-based clinical research in combination with continuing education. They collaborate with physician entrepreneurs to advance new initiatives in healthcare technology and digital care in Canada.
Joule has created efficient 30-minute informative videos dedicated to answering physicians’ questions and concerns related to their practice in light of COVID-19, which can be accessed here.
Highlights from the FREE Joule COVID-19 Learning Series include:
- Episode 1: Making virtual care work for you
- Episode 3: Maintaining high performance in times of stress
Joule’s “As a Librarian” Research Centre
Have a specific question or topic you need additional research on? Submit a request with Joule’s “As a Librarian” and a member of their team will get back to you with the most up to date clinical information you seek. Click here to be directed to their page.
CPG: Clinical Practice Guidelines Infobase
Browse through the current clinical guidance collection here.