Volume 8 | No. 3 | May / June 2020

Registrar's message: telemedicine and in-person care—striking the right balance as physical distancing measures ease

Telemedicine has played an increasing and important role in patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic. As physical distancing measures ease, registrants must continue to use virtual care in conjunction with in-person visits to reduce person-to-person contact. Striking the right balance will ensure that medical care remains accessible while efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus continue.

Patient safety incident review: Assessments of a patient’s pre-operative and post-operative support requirements are integral to enhance optimal outcomes

Non-hospital medical and surgical facilities must ensure pre-operative assessment of patients undergoing surgery. Post-operative support requirements are also necessary to ensure successful recovery following surgery.

The College Connector is sent to every current registrant of the College. Decisions of the College on matters of standards and guidelines are contained in this publication. The College therefore assumes that each registrant is aware of these matters. Questions or comments about this publication should be directed to communications@cpsbc.ca.

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