Apr 20 – “Interim IPC Guideline” Document Update

See the April 20 , 2021 “Interim IPC Guideline” here Good Afternoon  In the new COVID environment, that includes variants of concern with increased transmissibility, it is appropriate to re-focus on IPC best practices as outlined in the CDHM Interim IPC Guideline. In an attempt to keep you informed and abreast of the emerging science […] Read More

Mar 10 – ‘Registration’ for Immunizer Required by March 17, 2021

Shared Health has notified CDHM they are enacting the recent Order to include dental hygienists as COVID-19 immunizers. They are working to mobilize a broader workforce to increase access to the COVID-19 vaccines to all eligible Manitobans in the coming weeks. Shared Health has asked us to remind registrants to ensure their regular contributions to […] Read More

Feb 11 – COVID-19: A Report from the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada; Exposure Assessment Tool from Manitoba Health; and Shared Health Out of Province Referral Protocols

See the important COVID-19 resources below: Evidence to support safe return to clinical practice by oral health professionals in Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic: A report prepared for the Office of the Chief Dental Officer of Canada Public Health COVID-19 Exposure Assessment Tool from Manitoba Health Out-of-Province (Neighbouring Province/Territory) Referrals and Patient Precautions During Period […] Read More

Jan 18 – Registrant Information & Updates

For your review, here are some CDHM updates from the Jan 15, 2021 email to registrants. Good Afternoon, Please note the following items of importance 1. I have been in continual dialogue with the Ministry requesting dental hygienists, with the local anesthetic module, be included in the vaccination Order. We have been contacted regarding an […] Read More

Jan 11 – Important Information from Shared Health

Shared Health has a number of new documents which are of interest, including information on half-mask respirators and expectations around aerosol generating procedures (item #2 below), specifically pages 1-3: 1. Shared Health COVID-19 Guidance on the Reuse of Elastomeric (Half Mask) Respirators 2. Shared Health COVID-19 Provincial Guidance for Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (AGMPs) 3. […] Read More

Nov 18 – Revised Interim IPC Guidance Document, effective November 16, 2020

See the November 16, 2020 Revised Interim IPC Guidance Document here In response to new information published by Manitoba Public Health, updates to the IPC Guidance document are highlighted in red. If you have any questions about the additions, I can be reached at the College office. In health, Arlynn Brodie MHS, RDHRegistrar, Executive Director

Nov 4 – COVID 19 – Pandemic Response System; Changes in Levels

On November 2nd Public Health Manitoba adjusted the response levels in the regions of our province. The Winnipeg Metropolitan Region moved to the Critical level (red), the Southern Health-Santé Sud, Prairie Mountain Health and Interlake-Eastern health regions moved to the Restricted level (orange) and the Northern health region remains at the Restricted level (orange). The […] Read More

Sept 1 – COVID-19 FAQ

To CDHM Registrants, See the FAQ document here The Shared Health ‘Return to Work’ phase of dental hygiene practice in the province generated many back to work questions from registrants. Thank-you for reaching out for clarification on many subjects. Answers to your questions were provided based on the most recent evidence available at the time. […] Read More