Critical Care Upskilling & Training

  • Navigating Medical Emergencies: An interactive guide to patient management – Royal College
  • Quick ICU Training – University of Toronto
    An online resource for non-intensive care clinicians (doctors, nurses, RTs, and others) who may find themselves working in critical care units during the pandemic.  It can serve as a study guide or quick reference, and includes short “pocket card” summaries, evidence-focused lectures, procedural demonstration videos and links to additional resources. 

Position Statement & Operating Room Recommendations

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Physician Mental Health

Patient Care

Government Updates & Worldwide Case Monitoring


  • Financial Guidance for Physicians – Canadian Medical Association
  • Cheat sheets have been developed by MD Financial in order to understand the financial support measures now available from the federal government (as of March 26).  Specific sections have been created for: Medical Students and Residents, Practicing Physicians, Retired Physicians, Physician Family Members.
  • Latest advice and updates – MD Financial
  • The Scotiabank Healthcare+ Physician Banking Program provides exclusive banking benefits to all Canadian physicians. These benefits may offer timely value during this challenging period:
    • Prime minus 0.25% on unsecured personal line of credit (up to $400,000), home equity line of credit and student line of credit (up to $350,000 and a two-year grace period post-graduation for repayment)
    • Monthly fee waiver on business operating accounts and personal chequing accounts
    • Annual fee waiver on select personal and business credit cards
    • Flexible mortgage solution with preferred physician rates and miss-a-payment option

American College of Surgeons

Non-Emergent Operations
Local Resumption of Elective Surgery Guidance – Released April 17
Joint Statement: Roadmap for Resuming Elective Surgery after COVID-19 Pandemic – Released April 17
COVID-19: Elective Case Triage Guidelines for Surgical Care – Released March 24, 2020
Create a Surgical Review Committee for COVID-19-Related Surgical Triage Decision Making – Released March 24, 2020
COVID-19: Guidance for Triage of Non-Emergent Surgical Procedures – Released March 17, 2020
COVID-19: Recommendations for Management of Elective Surgical Procedures – Released March 13, 2020

COVID-19: Considerations for Optimum Surgeon Protection Before, During, and After Operation – Released March 27, 2020

Trauma Care
Maintaining Trauma Center Access and Care during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Guidance Document for Trauma Medical Directors – Released March 20, 2020
Department of Defense, FEMA, National Guard
ACS Blue Book Offers Guidance on Management of COVID-19 Hospital Patients – Released March 27, 2020