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Info for Health Care Providers

  • Guidance on Personal Protective Equipment for EMS/HC Workers Dealing with Overdose Victims
    Date: January 13th, 2017 The purpose of this guidance document is to recognize the differing practices used by local law enforcement officials carrying out drug seizures and executing search warrants. This has created concern within British Columbia's health care community. This guidance statement is to recommend the appropriate level of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required for guarding against secondary exposures to potentially harmful, illicit drugs in the health care setting. To: BC Chief Medical Health Officers, Dr. Peter Rothfels, Director, Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer, Worksafe BC. From: P.R.W. Kendall, Provincial Health Officer
  • Frequently asked questions (healthcare providers)
    This document provides information for healthcare and service providers caring for people who may be using drugs and may have consumed fentanyl (with or without being aware).
  • VCH & Rethink Fentanyl Campaign
    These sticker decals can be placed in public washrooms to create awareness about the harms from fentanyl.
  • BCMJ: Illicit fentanyl: An emerging threat to people who use drugs in BC
    BC Medical Journal , Vol. 57, No. 6, July, August 2015, page(s) 235 BC Centre for Disease Control
  • BC Take Home Naloxone Program
    Naloxone reverses the effects of an opioid overdose. The Take Home Naloxone program trains lay people how to prevent, recognize and respond to an opioid overdose, and provides eligible participants with a naloxone kit.


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