During this uncertain time, the Quality of Care NL team is practicing physical distancing and working remotely, but we are still available to provide support and answer your questions.

Please direct any inquiries relating to research, data, projects, or any other Quality of Care NL activities to Program Manager, Lynn Taylor at lynn.taylor@med.mun.ca. All contact info for the Quality of Care NL team is listed at https://qualityofcarenl.ca/about-us/.

Quality of Care NL is following guidelines set out by our provincial and national leaders at this time. Please refer to the following helpful links to resources related to COVID-19. As information is changing day-to-day, Quality of Care NL will make every effort to keep links up to date, but please be mindful of dates that each individual resource was posted.

Government | Health Care Professionals | Research

Provincial Government

COVID-19 Homepage – https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/

Latest Media Briefings – https://www.youtube.com/user/GovNL

Self-Assessment Tool – https://www.811healthline.ca/covid-19-self-assessment/

Public Report Form – https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/forms/

For Health Professionals – https://www.gov.nl.ca/covid-19/for-health-professionals-2/

Federal Government

COVID-19 Homepage – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/coronavirus-disease-covid-19.html

Provincial and Territorial Case Numbers – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html#a1

Self-Assessment Tool – https://ca.thrive.health/covid19/en

Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – https://www.canada.ca/en/services/benefits/ei/cerb-application.html

For Health Professionals – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/health-professionals.html?topic=tilelink

Printable Resources and Downloads – https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection/awareness-resources.html

For Physicians

Newfoundland & Labrador Medical Association (NLMA)

Newfoundland & Labrador College of Family Physicians

For Nurses

College of Registered Nurses of Newfoundland & Labrador (CRNNL)

Newfoundland & Labrador Nurse Practitioner Association (NLNPA)

College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland & Labrador (CLPNNL)

For Pharmacists

Newfoundland & Labrador Pharmacy Board

Pharmacists’ Association of Newfoundland & Labrador

For Dentists

Newfoundland & Labrador Dental Association (NLDA)

For Allied Health Professionals

Association of Allied Health Professionals (AAHP)

Regional Health Authorities

Eastern Health News Centre – http://easternhealth.ca/News.aspx

Central Health News Centre – https://www.centralhealth.nl.ca/news-and-advisories

Western Health News Centre – http://www.westernhealth.nl.ca/home/newsroom-2/

Labrador-Grenfell Health News Centre – https://www.lghealth.ca/latest-news

Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research (NLCAHR)

COVID-19 Research Evidence – https://www.nlcahr.mun.ca/CHRSP/COVID19.php

National Collaborating Centre for Methods & Tools (NCCMT)

Repository of COVID-19 Rapid Reviews – https://www.nccmt.ca/knowledge-repositories/covid-19-evidence-reviews

COVID-END – COVID-19 Evidence Network to Support Decision-Making

Guide to key COVID-19 evidence sources – https://www.mcmasterforum.org/networks/covid-end/resources-to-support-decision-makers/guide-to-key-covid-19-evidence-sources


Evidence-based Research – https://covid.cadth.ca/

Projects in Progress (Ongoing Research on COVID-19) – https://covid.cadth.ca/work-in-progress/

What does the evidence say about Treatment? – https://covid.cadth.ca/category/treatment/

Submit a COVID-19 Request – https://covid.cadth.ca/submit-a-request/

Choosing Wisely Canada

Recommendations for the Public (#1-4); Recommendations for Clinicians (#5-9) – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/covid-19/

Week 1 Virtual Gathering | Using Resources Wisely in the Time of COVID-19 featuring Dr. Wendy Levinson, Chair of Choosing Wisely Canada and Dr. Sandra Vernero, Vice President, Slow Medicine Italy – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week1-covid19/

Week 2 Virtual Gathering | Less is More: Resource Stewardship in Primary Care During COVID-19 with Dr. Kimberly Wintemute, Primary Care Co-Lead, Choosing Wisely Canada – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week2-covid19/

Week 3 Virtual Gathering | Safety Considerations with Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin in the Management of COVID-19 with Dr. Juurlink, internist and head of the Division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week3-covid19/

Week 4 Virtual Gathering | Advance Care Planning and Goals of Care in the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Amit Arya, Lecturer, Division of Palliative Care, McMaster University and Assistant Clinical Professor, Division of Palliative Care, University of Toronto – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week4-covid19/

Week 5 Virtual Gathering | Pivoting During the Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for Continuing Professional Development and Choosing Wisely with Dr. Kelly Burak, Associate Dean of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week5-covid19/

Week 6 Virtual Gathering | Choosing Wisely in Emergency Medicine During COVID-19 with Dr. Constance LeBlanc, Associate Dean, Office of Continuing Professional Development, Department of Emergency Medicine at Dalhousie University – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week6-covid19/

Week 7 Virtual Gathering | Re-opening, Warily: Re-Thinking Clinical Practice in a Time of Physical Distancing with Dr. Roland Grad, Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine at McGill University – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week7-covid19/

Week 8 Virtual Gathering | Reintroducing Surgery without Reintroducing Low Value Care with Dr. Eric Bohm, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the University of Manitoba and Dr. Thomas Mutter, Anesthesiologist and Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week8-covid19/

Week 9 Virtual Gathering | Ensuring Appropriateness and Quality in Cancer Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Christopher Hillis, Hematologist at Hamilton Health Sciences, and Assistant Professor, Department of Oncology at McMaster University – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week9-covid19/

Week 10 Virtual Gathering | Sustainably and Safely Supporting the Medical Needs of Long-Term Care Residents in the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Andrea Moser, Family Physician with a focus on care of the elderly at Baycrest Geriatric Health Sciences – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week10-covid19/

Week 11 Virtual Gathering | Choosing Wisely in Virtual Care as we Emerge from the COVID-19 Pandemic with Dr. Sacha Bhatia, Chief Medical Innovation Officer at Women’s College Hospital and Cardiologist – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week11-covid19/

Week 12 Virtual Gathering | Ramping Up In-Person Office Visits in Primary Care in the Aftermath of COVID-19 with Dr. Tara Kiran, Family Physician at St. Michael’s Hospital Academic Family Health Team and Fidani Chair of Improvement and Innovation, University of Toronto – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week12-covid19/

Week 13 Virtual Gathering | Perspective and Response of the Canadian Nurses Association to the Unintended Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic with Aden Hamza, Policy Advisor at the Canadian Nurse Association (CNA) – https://choosingwiselycanada.org/event/week13-covid19/


Article: Redesign of a rural emergency department to prepare for the COVID-19 pandemic – https://www.cmaj.ca/content/192/19/E518

Podcast: How a rural hospital prepared for COVID-19 – https://soundcloud.com/cmajpodcasts/200509-com

Cochrane Canada

COVID-19 Study Register – a one-stop shop for primary research studies on COVID-19 – https://canada.cochrane.org/news/cochrane-launches-its-covid-19-study-register

Health Data Research Network Canada (HDRN Canada)

COVID-19 Homepage – https://www.hdrn.ca/en/covid

SPOR Evidence Alliance

Knowledge synthesis work being conducted by the Alliance researchers in response to decision-maker needs – https://sporevidencealliance.ca/test-2/covid-19-evidence-synthesis/

If you are seeking synthesized evidence to inform decision(s) related to health policy, practice and/or service for COVID-19, you can inform the Alliance about your research needs by completing the query intake form – https://sporevidencealliance.ca/submit-a-request/make-a-query-suggestion-to-the-alliance/


Virtual Tools for POR during COVID-19 – https://bcsupportunit.ca/virtual-tools-por-during-covid-19

Alberta Health Services Scientific Advisory Group

Scientific Advisory Group COVID-19 Recommendations – https://www.albertahealthservices.ca/topics/Page17074.aspx

National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH)

COVID-19 Homepage – https://www.nccih.ca/485/NCCIH_in_the_News.nccih?id=450

COVID-19 Fact Sheets for Indigenous Communities

COVID-19 Fact Sheet – MSL_COVID-19 Fact_Revd_20200325_FINAL

Protecting Our Home Fires – MSL_COVIDHomeFires_RevD_20200326FINAL

(Both fact sheets available in French, Cree, Nakota, Saulteaux, Michif and Dene upon request – catherine.street@med.mun.ca)

Hotıì ts’eeda, FOXY and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) Department of Health and Social Services

COVID-19: Information is Medicine Poster – https://qualityofcarenl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-08-HT-Poster-Information-is-Medicine-Eng2.pdf

COVID-19: Information is Medicine Resource for Front-line Health Care Staff – https://qualityofcarenl.ca/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/2020-05-01-HT-COVID-cultural-safety-staff-FINAL.pdf

Memorial University

Information Hub – https://www.mun.ca/covid19/

COVID-19 Latest News – https://www.mun.ca/covid19/news.php

COVID-19 Student Emergency Funds – https://www.mun.ca/give/COVID_EmergencyStudentFunds.php