Virus
The Government of Alberta announced on April 30, 2020 that regulated health care practitioners could begin to re-open for routine care on May 4 as part of the Early Actions of Alberta’s Relaunch Plan. The ACAO has published guidelines for practitioners, employers, and the public to support the return to full service (UPDATED MAY 4, 2020) and has posted the following additional resources:

Enhanced Infection Control Procedures

Alberta Health Services has provided new resources outlining enhanced infection control procedures that may be useful for community health care practitioners. Resources include manuals, best practices, and guidelines for routine services, hand hygiene, Personal Protective Equipment, equipment cleaning, and outbreak management.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

An important aspect of the transition to routine care and the increased number of patient visits is obtaining and correctly using the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) necessary to protect the health and safety of practitioners and patients. More information on PPE can be found here: (NEW) Alberta Health Guidelines for PPE ACAO Guidelines for Re-Opening Health Practices List of PPE Suppliers How to Use PPE (Videos)

Workplace Health and Safety

Re-opening for routine care also means navigating patient health and safety in new ways. More information to support the transition to routine care can be found here: (NEW) Alberta Health Workplace Guidelines for Business Owners COVID-19 Assessment for Health Care Practitioners Employment Standards and COVID-19 ACAO Guidelines for Re-Opening Health Practices Optical Etiquette for Patients Clinic Posters for Download Occupational Health and Safety COVID-19 Publication

ACAO Support

We’re here to help as you navigate the transition to routine care. Please contact us at any time if you require assistance: general@acao.ca or 780-429-2694.