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Canadian Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Resources 

The following resources have been shared by members of the Canadian Geriatrics Society (CGS). Inclusion on this website does not imply or constitute endorsement by the CGS. The CGS shall not be liable for any views expressed by authors of any resource published on the CGS COVID-19 webpage, nor shall these opinions necessarily reflect those of the CGS. Every effort has been made to ensure the information provided herein is accurate and in accord with standards accepted at the time of uploading. Readers are advised to check the most current information from their local health authorities, the Government of Canada and the World Health Organization.

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Articles

Muscedere and Puxty: Seniors are not the problem – they're part of the solution

Ottawa Citizen

16-Feb-21


 

CGS COVID-19 Resources

CGS COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults - INFOGRAPHIC

Canadian Geriatrics Society

10-Jun-20

Recommandations sur la COVID-19 de la Société canadienne de gériatrie pour les personnes âgées - INFOGRAPHIE

La Société canadienne de gériatrie

10-Juin-2020

Public Resource for Older Adults:
Canadian Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults: What Do Older Adults Need To Know?

Canadian Geriatrics Society 

02-Apr-20

Recommandations sur la COVID-19 de la Société canadienne de gériatrie pour les personnes âgées. Que doivent savoir les personnes âgées? 

La Société canadienne de gériatrie

02-Avril-2020

Academic Article:
Age Alone is not Adequate to Determine Healthcare Resource Allocation during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Canadian Geriatrics Society

22-Apr-20

Academic Article:
Canadian Geriatrics Society COVID-19 Recommendations for Older Adults: What Do Older Adults Need To Know?

Canadian Geriatrics Society 

02-Apr-20

Recommandations sur la COVID-19 de la Société canadienne de gériatrie pour les personnes âgées. Que doivent savoir les personnes âgées? 

La Société canadienne de gériatrie

02-Avril-2020

The Impact of COVID-9 Pandemic Restrictions on Geriatric Day Hospitals and Geriatric Ambulatory Care in Canada; Adapting for Future Waves and Beyond

Continuing Medical Education Journal

September 2020

National Resources



Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): Outbreak update

Government of Canada 

Daily 

How older adults can protect their mental wellness during COVID-19

Mental Health Commission of Canada

14-Jul-2020

Comment protéger le bien-être mental des adultes âgés à l’heure de la COVID-19

Commission de la santé mentale du Canada

14-Juill-2020

CMA: COVID resources for physicians

Canadian Medical Association

Accessed 23-Apr-20

Royal College: COVID resources for physicans

Royal College

Accessed 23-Apr-20

Acute/Critical Care

NICE Rapid Guideline Critical Care on COVID-19
This critical care guideline now incorporates Frailty scale to help with decision making 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

31-Mar-20

Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care
This framework can be used to guide decision making and resource allocation (rather than relying on strict Age cut-offs)

UK Government Department of Health and Social Care 

19-Mar-20

Sequential Organ Failure Assessment (SOFA) Score

MD Calc

Accessed 1-Apr-20

Quick ICU Training for COVID-19: Critical Care Education Pandemic Preparedness (CCEPP)

University of Toronto, Unity Health Toronto, Sunnybrook, McMaster University, University Health Network, Sinai Health System, University of Ottawa

Accessed 7-Apr-20

 

Presentations and management of COVID-19 in older people in acute care

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)

17-Jun-20

 

Academic Article: COVID-19 and Nuances in Older Adults - Ethical Triage During a Pandemic

Figure 1:

COVID-19 Geriatric Considerations in Critical Care Ethical Triaging

Nishi Varshney

April 2020

Advance Care Planning/ Conversations with Patients

Respecting Choices COVID-19 Resources
Includes: A guide for proactive care planning during the COVID-19 pandemic;
Decision aid on whether to administer CPR; and Decision aid on short-term help with breathing. 

 Respecting Choices 

Accessed 1-Apr-20

Patient Resource: Decision Aid - CPR 

 Respecting Choices 

Accessed 1-Apr-20

Patient Resource: Decision Aid - Help with Breathing

 Respecting Choices 

Accessed 1-Apr-20

COVID SERIOUS ILLNESS CONVERSATIONS AND TREATMENT
For more information plaese feel free to contact Dr. Sharon Strauss (sharon.straus@utoronto.ca) or Dr. Annette Totten (totten@ohsu.edu)
1. Guide for Serious Illness Conversations with Hospitalized High Risk COVID-19 Patients  Video and Pocket Guide
2. COVID-ready communication skills: a VitalTalk open source primer (developed at U. of W.)3. The Original Ariadne Labs Serious Illness Conversation Guide Video and Pocket Guide
4. Pocket Guide for Serious Illness Conversations with patients in LTC at risk of COVID-19
5. Pocket Guide for Serious Illness Conversations with High Risk, Community-Based COVID-19 Patients
6. Pocket Guide for Conversations with the Substitute Decision Maker about COVID care taking place in the home

Providence Health Care

01-Apr-20

Atypical COVID presentation

Typical & Atypical COVID Symptoms - Tools for LTC Healthcare Aides

Alberta Health Services

Accessed 15-Apr-20

 

Covid-19 Presentations in Frail Older Adults

Co-developed by University of Calgary and University of Toronto

02-Apr-20

Atypical COVID presentation: Delirium

Coronavirus: Managing delirium in confirmed and suspected cases

British Geriatrics Society 

25-Mar-20

Preventing and Managing Delirium in Older Emergency Department Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine 

21-Mar-20

Community Care: Primary Care

The College of Family Physicians of Canada COVID-19 Resources 

The College of Family Physicians of Canada

27-Mar-20

Community Care: Geriatric Outreach Teams

Home visiting guidance

Ontario Ministry of Health 

18-Mar-20

Proposed Algorithm for GPAT Assessments in Pandemic

Cornelia van Ineveld, University of Manitoba

Accessed 8-Apr-20

COVID-19 Guidance: Home and Community Care Providers

Ministry of Health Ontario

04-May-20

Community Care: Geriatric Day Hospitals and Clinics

Pandemic infographic day hospital Mach 18, 2020

Cornelia van Ineveld, University of Manitoba

Accessed 8-Apr-20

Pandemic Referral letter template fillable

Cornelia van Ineveld, University of Manitoba

Accessed 8-Apr-20

The Impact of COVID-9 Pandemic Restrictions on Geriatric Day Hospitals and Geriatric Ambulatory Care in Canada; Adapting for Future Waves and Beyond

Continuing Medical Education Journal

September 2020

Community Care: Geriatric Emergency Management

COVID-19 in Older Adults: Key Points for Emergency Department Providers

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative, Journal of Geriatric Emergency Medicine 

18-Mar-20

Link to additional COVID-19 specific resources for GEM

The Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative

Accessed 1-Apr-20

Ethics

Responding to COVID-19: the ethical framework for adult social care
This framework can be used to guide decision making and resource allocation (rather than relying on strict Age cut-offs)

UK Government Department of Health and Social Care 

19-Mar-20

NICE Rapid Guideline Critical Care on COVID-19
This critical care guideline now incorporates Frailty scale to help with decision making 

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 

31-Mar-20

 

Ethical Considerations for Managing Residents Who Lack the Cognitive Ability to Adhere to IPAC Protocols in Long-Term Care Settings

RPG Toronto

17-Apr-20




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