COVID-19

  • Mapping disease: medical students create tool to track COVID-19 through antibody testing

    Mapping disease: medical students create tool to track COVID-19 through antibody testing

    How SeroTracker is synthesizing serology studies from 71 countries to help public health officials respond to the pandemic

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  • Pandemic pivot: Winnipeg psychiatrist launches virtual mental health ward in face of COVID-19 restrictions

    Pandemic pivot: Winnipeg psychiatrist launches virtual mental health ward in face of COVID-19 restrictions

    Dr. Jennifer Hensel sees pandemic as an opportunity to test new model of care for mental health services

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  • Behind the innovation challenge: Montreal team sprints to manufacture low-cost ventilators for the world

    Behind the innovation challenge: Montreal team sprints to manufacture low-cost ventilators for the world

    With the supply of ventilators dwindling during the pandemic, Joule COVID-19 Innovation grant recipient sparks a global challenge to increase the stockpile.

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  • Ask a Librarian - COVID-19 vaccines and the immunization roll-out

    Ask a Librarian - COVID-19 vaccines and the immunization roll-out

    Joule’s Ask a Librarian team curates free evidence-based resources related to COVID-19 vaccines and the immunization roll-out.

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  • Answers to 10 questions your patients have been asking about COVID-19

    Answers to 10 questions your patients have been asking about COVID-19

    Members of the DynaMed editorial team pulled together some evidence-based answers to ten questions patients are asking about COVID-19.

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  • 10 things you need to know about COVID-19 now

    10 things you need to know about COVID-19 now

    The DynaMed editorial team answers 10 commonly asked clinical questions about COVID-19 using the latest evidence.

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  • A breakthrough: long-lasting antimicrobial coating could help prevent infectious disease transmission

    A breakthrough: long-lasting antimicrobial coating could help prevent infectious disease transmission

    Working with Vancouver start-up Ionomr Innovations Inc., Dr. Heidi Britton is re-imagining how a product derived from the same material as space suits could help combat the spread of COVID-19.

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  • Necessity breeds innovation: East coast family comes together to redesign the N95

    Necessity breeds innovation: East coast family comes together to redesign the N95

    Dr. Susan Ripley and Takaya Technology Inc. have re-engineered the N95 mask for improved effectiveness and comfort.

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  • There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    There must be a better way: sanitization robot invented to speed up COVID-19 cleaning protocols

    With new COVID-19 cleaning protocols adding to surgical wait times, Dr. Joseph Ma and Bionic-i™ create a sanitization device to increase efficiency in operating rooms and beyond

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  • Banding together for virtual care: Atlantic medical associations join forces to examine what’s needed to advance virtual care

    Banding together for virtual care: Atlantic medical associations join forces to examine what’s needed to advance virtual care

    Billing, physician compensation, and benefits of virtual care in Atlantic Canada focus of new study

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  • Medical students unite to alleviate seniors’ isolation during COVID-19

    Medical students unite to alleviate seniors’ isolation during COVID-19

    Grassroots program scales to continue providing companionship to seniors, one call at a time

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  • Buying in bulk: PPE Access pilot takes on community demand

    Buying in bulk: PPE Access pilot takes on community demand

    How a community PPE drive led to a co-op purchase program.

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  • Five research discoveries affecting clinical care for COVID-19

    Five research discoveries affecting clinical care for COVID-19

    Read an update from the DynaMed Infectious Disease team about five research discoveries that have affected clinical care of patients with COVID-19 around the world.

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  • Culture change: How one hospital scaled up their wellness program during COVID-19

    Culture change: How one hospital scaled up their wellness program during COVID-19

    Dr. Mary Elliott and her team had 5 months to develop and implement the BRITE resiliency program for hospital staff. She explains her success and how it has helped them better cope with the pandemic.

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  • Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Taking stock during times of high stress: risk factors and red flags

    Health care professionals have been facing intense uncertainty and demand due to the pandemic, making it tough to see personal wellness risks. Dr. Michael Kaufmann shares red flags to look out for.

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  • How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    How to lead with compassion in times of crisis

    COVID-19 has upended health systems. Organizational psychologist Michael West explains the principles of compassionate leadership and how leaders can use it to overcome the hurdles they’re facing.

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  • Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    Preparing for the unknown: mental readiness lessons from the military

    First-year resident Dr. Stephanie Smith explains STRIVE, the mental readiness model she learned in the military, and how physicians can use it to deal with pressures from the pandemic.

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  • A clinician’s guide: how to manage morally distressing situations

    A clinician’s guide: how to manage morally distressing situations

    While you can’t avoid every situation that causes moral distress, there are strategies to decrease their impact on your well-being and help you feel more in control when these feelings resurface.

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  • It is our turn to say thank you: a physician’s perspective

    It is our turn to say thank you: a physician’s perspective

    May 1 was National Physicians’ Day in Canada, and the outpouring of gratitude from all levels of society was moving. But Dr. Ann Collins believes it is equally important to return the sentiment.

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  • Moral distress and COVID-19: how to recognize and cope with it

    Moral distress and COVID-19: how to recognize and cope with it

    The COVID-19 pandemic can cause ethically complex scenarios for physicians. Dr. Caroline Gérin-Lajoie shares tips on how to recognize moral distress and suggests some coping strategies.

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