September 17, 2021
Join us for a Sept. 21 Town Hall!

Managing patient care during the viral season!
COVID-19, RSV, influenza and more...

Date: Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Time: 7:00-8:30 PM
Register in advance here!

Hosted by LMPCA and featuring Dr. Alex Summers, Associate Medical Officer of Health, Middlesex London Health Unit, who will answer all your questions. Also, find out how to:

  • Safely assess screen positive patients in person -- does COVID-19 vaccination status matter?
  • Address vaccine concerns of pregnant women and young adults, and identify your patients who are still vaccine hesitant
  • Plan for vaccinating in primary care: CoVaxON onboarding, flu and other routine immunization management
Patient Care
Practice considerations
Pandemic virtual codes and billing rules
Reminder that as of October 1, 2021 there will be changes to the pandemic virtual codes and billing rules that will impact you.
  • Negation of access bonus will be reinstated for services outside of rostering group, including K-code services.
  • Reinstitution of group FFS billing limits to non-enrolled patients.
  • Tracking codes K300 or K301 for either (phone or video respectively), will be required for all K080, K081, K082, and K083 submissions.
COVID-19 - for patients
Self-Assessment and screening tools

Mass vaccination clinics

  • Caradoc Community Centre Vaccination Clinic operating Tuesday to Saturday, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.
  • NEW hours for Western Fair District Agriplex Vaccination Clinic - Thursday to Monday, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
COVID-19 - for providers
New/updated COVID resources for providers

Vaccination and your patients:

Vaccination - for you as employers:

In office visits and screening:


Schools and COVID-19

Self care:

COVID-19 related education opportunities

Education Opportunities

Virtual Care Learning Collaborative - interesting in participating?
Healthcare Excellence Canada (HEC) and Canada Health Infoway (Infoway) are hosting a learning collaborative for up to 20 Canadian community-based primary care practices and/or organizations. Organizations will be supported to implement and/or prepare to implement and evaluate equitable, safe, quality virtual care to meet patient and community needs and preferences to improve experiences and outcomes for patients and providers. Read the benefits and requirements here.

COVID-19 malnutrition: how to identify and treat in team-based primary care
September 20. Gain a greater awareness of prevalence of malnutrition in primary care and the impact of undiagnosed malnutrition on quality of life, health outcomes and health care dollars. Find out more and register here.

Let’s Talk About Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in Nursing
September 20. RNAO's Black Nurses Task Force monthly webinar series discusses issues related to anti-Black racism and discrimination in nursing. For all who would like to hear updates and to inform the Task Force's work. Read more.

Indigenous Mental Wellness Webinar
September 22. Presented by Nishnawbe Aski Nation, Chiefs of Ontario, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Shkaabe Makwa, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association and Ontario First Nation Young Peoples Council. Focus on substance use and youth mental wellness in the context of Indigenous communities using the First Nations Mental Wellness Framework. Find out more.
ENT Refresher Webinar series (Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry)
Each of the five webinars will be 45 minutes in length, followed by 25 minute question and answer periods:

  • Week 2 - September 22 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST) - What Not to Miss in Hoarseness
  • Week 3 - September 29 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST) - Tips and Tricks for Biopsying Head and Neck Lesions
  • Week 4 - October 6 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST) - Oral Lesions: When to Refer
  • Week 5 - October 13 @ 12:15-13:30 Hrs (EST) - A Practical Approach to Vertigo

FIT: A Non-Invasive Test for Colorectal Cancer Screening
September 27, 5:00-6:00 pm (Mainpro+ certified).
Co-presented by Dr. Michael Sey and Dr. Paul Gill, SW Regional Cancer Program. Get a better understanding of the ColonCancerCheck program, ordering a FIT and counselling patients, returning a FIT and interpreting results, and integrating Ontario Health (Cancer Care Ontario) tools to support your practice. 
Please e-mail by September 24 to register.

Health Equity and Transformation Through Community Advocacy
September 27, 4:00-6:00 pm. From the Dalai Lana School of Public Health.
A lecture and panel discussion to foster a dialogue on health equity relating to community advocacy and engagement, and community-level work. Register here.

September 27 and 28. From OCFP.

Module 1:  Putting prevention into practice for school-age children
  • Describe up-to-date evidence-based preventive care recommendations for school-age children.
  • Identify preventive care resources and patient information to use in clinical practice
  • Provide appropriate screening and counselling for the school-age child.
  • Discuss issues of consent and confidentiality, immunization strategies and pain reduction, and vaccine hesitancy.
Module 2: Implementing best evidence and practical solutions for adolescent health challenges
  • Develop approaches to the reticent adolescent patient
  • Describe up-to-date evidence-based preventive care recommendations for school-age children and adolescents.
  • Identify preventive care resources and patient information to use in clinical practice.
  • Screen for mental health issues, substance use and addictions and provide appropriate screening and counselling for the sexually active adolescents

ECHO Ontario Autism registration open
September 2021 to June 2022 - free online sessions. The ECHO Autism program is now registering pediatricians, family physicians and nurse practitioners for the dates above. This training helps to screen, diagnose, and manage children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). MOC credits awarded. Other health team members are welcome to attend sessions as observers. For more information, visit their site or email Salina Eldon

Wisdom in Wound Care Webinar Series: Nutrition and Wound Management
September 29. Hosted by RNAO and facilitated by Ontario wound care experts. This series covers best practices in relation to acute and chronic wound prevention, assessment and treatment. September's webinar topic is nutrition and wound management. Find out more.

October 5. Identify opportunities on how to "practice wisely", with a focus on ordering tests and imaging wisely, shared decision making, over-diagnosis, cancer screening, de-prescribing using the latest evidence and tools from diverse sources. Learn how to access reliable, curated, and renewable online resources for an evidence-informed practice supporting individualized patient-care. 

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