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Viral Prescription Pad - Delayed Prescription

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Patient Education

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Choosing Wisely Canada

What do you do when you think your patient’s symptoms will resolve on their own, without antibiotics?

 

Do you need something to help you talk to your patients about antibiotic use? Choosing Wisely Canada (CWC) created this patient handout to educate patients and support clinicians. Use this tool to help talk to your patients about their antibiotic use and provide them with a handout to take away after their appointment.

Tags: Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, Viral Infections

Top 10 Questions about Flu

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Resource

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Ontario College of Family Physicians

Find the top 10 flu-related questions answered

 

The Ontario College of Family Physicians and the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine have answered your top 10 questions about Flu. Questions include topics such as: vaccines, severity projection, PPE and how to distinguish Flu from COVID.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

The Cold Standard - Toolkit - 3rd edition

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Resource

Source:

Choosing Wisely Canada

Looking for information on using antibiotics wisely?

 

Choosing Wisely Canada has released the third edition of The Cold Standard toolkit to help you manage your patients' Respiratory Tract Infections, especially in the era of COVID-19 and virtual care. This practical toolkit provides clinical tools that can support the judicious use of antibiotics in primary care.

Tags: Medication Management, Viral Infections

Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin

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Resource

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Public Health Ontario

Looking for a weekly update on Flu and other respiratory pathogens in Ontario?

 

The Ontario Respiratory Pathogen Bulletin (ORPB), published by Public Health Ontario, is a comprehensive, weekly summary of provincial respiratory pathogen activity. Including information on the onset, duration, conclusion, geographic patterns, severity and progression of seasonal influenza activity. Use this resource to find out about the spread and intensity of respiratory pathogen activity and influenza in Ontario.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Respiratory Medicine or Respirology, Viral Infections

Public Health Agency of Canada - FluWatch website

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Resource

Source:

Public Health Agency of Canada

Want to review influenza activity in Canada?

 

The Public Health Agency of Canada's FluWatch is a national surveillance system that monitors the spread of influenza and influenza-like illnesses. Every Friday, the Agency publishes FluWatch reports with information on influenza activity in Canada (during active influenza season).

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Recommendations for Monkeypox in Health Care Settings

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Resource

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Public Health Ontario

Looking for guidance on infection prevention and control (IPAC) of the Monkeypox virus?

 

Ontario Public Health has published IPAC guidance for Monkeypox virus, which is applicable to all health care settings including hospitals and outpatient settings (e.g. primary care, sexual health clinics, and vaccine clinics).

Tags: Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Q&A for Monkeypox: Interim Vaccine Guidance for Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) and How to Access Tecovirimat

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Resource

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Ministry of Health

Have questions about vaccination for post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) of patients with severe monkeypox infection?

 

The Ministry of Health has published interim recommendations on the use of vaccination for post-exposure prophylaxis of select contacts, and information on how to access Tecovirimat (TPoxx®) for the treatment of severe monkeypox infection.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Appendix 1: Case Definitions and Disease Specific Information - Disease: Smallpox and other Orthopoxviruses including Monkeypox

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Resource

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Ministry of Health

Looking for disease specific information about monkeypox?

 

Appendix 1 of the Ministry of Health's Infectious Diseases Protocol 2022 includes information about the monkeypox virus, including provincial reporting requirements, clinical evidence/presentation, laboratory evidence and case/contact management. Information is also provided regarding outbreak management, prevention/control measures, and disease characteristics.

Tags: Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Fact Sheet: Monkeypox - Reference guide comparing monkeypox, chickenpox, and hand-foot-and-mouth disease

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Resource

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Ministry of Health

Learn how to differentiate among monkeypox, chickenpox and hand-foot-and-mouth disease

 

This Ministry of Health Fact Sheet summarizes the incubation periods and typical presentations of monkeypox, chickenpox and hand-foot-and-mouth disease, including rash description and progression.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Monkeypox (Public Health Ontario Resources)

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Resource

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Public Health Ontario

Looking for the latest information about monkeypox?

 

Public Health Ontario has posted a series of monkeypox resources on its website. Use this resource to find out the latest information about monkeypox, including reports, testing, clinical tools, and IPAC.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Monkeypox Virus Testing

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Resource

Source:

Public Health Ontario

Looking for information about tests for monkeypox infection?

 

Public Health Ontario has posted a guide for health practictioners on testing for monkeypox virus infection, including who to test and how to submit a specimen (collection and handling).

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Monkeypox Vaccine (Imvamune®) Guidance for Health Care Providers

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Resource

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Ministry of Health

Looking for information on Imvamune vaccine for the monkeypox virus?

 

This Ministry of Health guidance document provides information on the use of Imvamune vaccine as pre-exposure or post-exposure prophylaxis for monkeypox.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

NACI Rapid Response - Interim guidance on the use of Imvamune® in the context of monkeypox outbreaks in Canada

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Resource

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National Advisory Committee on Immunization

Looking for NACI recommendations on vaccination for monkeypox virus?

 

This NACI rapid response document was undertaken to provide guidance on the use of an orthopoxvirus (Imvamune®) vaccine with potential efficacy against monkeypox.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

Multi-Jurisdictional Monkeypox Outbreak 2022 – What We Know So Far

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Resource

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Public Health Ontario

Looking for the latest information about the worldwide monkeypox outbreak?

 

This Public Health Ontario (PHO) “What We Know So Far” document summarizes available information and evidence related on the 2022 worldwide monkeypox outbreak.

Tags: Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections

MOH: Healthcare provider communication – Monkeypox

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Resource

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Ontario College of Family Physicians

Have questions about Monkeypox in Ontario?

 

This resource contains the most up-to-date information on Monkeypox in Ontario. It is intended for use by clinicians in practice in order to provide best possible evidence-based care and information to patients with or about Monkeypox.

Tags: Infection Prevention and Control, Infectious Diseases, Viral Infections