Daily Media Digest April 30, 2020

IMC members donate funds for protective equipment for Canada’s pharmacists
Innovative Medicines Canada
“Members of Innovative Medicines Canada (IMC) continue to support front line workers in the fight against COVID-19 with a financial contribution to the Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA). The contribution will be used by CPhA to purchase 200,000 surgical masks for distribution to pharmacists across the country.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, personal protective equipment

Canadian-designed system a new way of keeping an eye on seriously ill COVID-19 patients
CTV News
“Now a team at Toronto’s University Health Network (UHN) has designed a system that will monitor these “fragile” cases using a telemonitoring system, …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative systems

Informing COVID-19 response: A UM success story
UM Today (press release)
“This unique University of Manitoba success story exemplifies the responsiveness, ingenuity, innovation, and knowledge-translation that can be …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, medical papers

NSHA’s online mental health services here to help during COVID-19
“… the next year, said Dr. Lori Wozney, a health outcomes scientist for the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Mental Health and Addictions Program.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

Suncor, Western University team up to make COVID-19 tests using wastewater tech
The Kingston Whig-Standard
“Suncor Energy Inc. has teamed up with Western University scientists to tackle the shortage of COVID-19 tests, using technology intended to treat …”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, rapid testing

Mental health, addictions services still available
The Sudbury Star
“Health Sciences North is reminding the public that all of its mental health and addiction services remain open and new referrals are being accepted.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

Your mental health worries and COVID-19
“CBC Ottawa asked The Royal’s Emily Deacon for advice on dealing with the psychological impact of the pandemic…”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, mental health

St. Joe’s turns to baby monitors to communicate during COVID-19 pandemic
“… a spokesperson for the McGill University Health Centre, whose Montreal Children’s Hospital’s pediatric ICU is using two-way baby monitors.”
TAGS: COVID-19, public health, innovative systems