2020-03-16

COVID-19 and Connect Care #8 - Training

The Connect Care initiative remains focused on supporting physicians, staff and patients across Alberta as the province responds to COVID-19. Over the weekend, AHS leadership announced the formal delay of the launch of Waves 2 and 3 of Connect Care. As a result, all in-class prescriber training sessions for Wave 2-3 are postponed.

The CMIO portfolio is re-focusing on emerging prescriber needs, with top priority given to supporting the provision of best care as efficiently as possible.

COVID-19 affects physician and other prescriber deployments. There is immediate need for just-in-time training for physicians, nurse practitioners, residents and clinical associates/assistants stepping in to cover for shortages or extra needs where Connect Care is the record of care.

CMIO training materials (Basic, Personalization, Optimization) are being moved to online and distance learning supports, allowing us to avoid physician gatherings in small rooms. A team of trainers and physicians has formed to rapidly produce more self-serve demos and mini-tutorials. Early priorities include Emergency, Critical Care, Surgery and Inpatient Medicine/Pediatrics.

If you anticipate service at a Connect Care site as part of the COVID-19 response, your training needs will be flagged through Medical Affairs.  You will receive training instructions via email.   If you have questions about whether you will be needed at a Connect Care site, please contact your medical leader or medical affairs:


Physician training-specific questions can be directed to mip@ahs.ca or cmio@ahs.ca.

If you are a Nurse Practitioner that is being seconded or temporarily re-assigned to support a Wave 1 site as part of the COVID-19 response, your role assignment and training needs will need to be identified through AHS HPSP. Contact advancedpracticenursing@ahs.ca with any questions.

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