The following resources are provided for guidance during the pandemic.
In response to the pandemic, the Ministry of Health has published the following:
Student practice in BC is guided by 22 Practice Education Guidelines (PEG)s. These PEGs support thesafety of patients, staff, students and faculty. All the existing PEGs continue to be applicable, with the following interim modifications to the pre-placement requirements during the COVID-19 outbreak.
"Due to the theoretical risk that mRNA vaccines may temporarily affect cell-mediatedimmunity, resulting in false-negative TST or IGRA test results, these tests should beadministered and read before COVID-19 immunization or delayed for at least 4 weeks afterimmunization. COVID-19 immunization may take place at any time after all steps oftuberculin skin testing have been completed."
Existing Respiratory Protection Guideline
Existing On-site Faculty Orientation Guideline and Students Orientation Guideline
Review the remainder of the pre-placement preparations:
PSIs: PSIs considering cancelling a program cohort or practice education placement should work with Ministry of Advanced Education & Skills Training (AEST) and their HCO partners to explore alternatives before a final decision is made (Appendix 2: PSI Health Program Delay Process).