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  • Topics Specific to Practice in the Personal Care Home Setting During the COVID-19 PandemicAug 28, 2020 - May 31, 20228:00 am - 3:55 pm


Online: UM Learn

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These webinars are recordings of live educational webinar sessions that focus on topics related to the care of patients in personal care homes (PCH) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The sessions were presented live to practitioners providing care to PCH residents within the Prairie Mountain Health Region in Manitoba. Sharing links to newly developed COVID-19 resources was a priority. Topics addressed include:

  • Module 1 – Clinical Frailty Scale;
  • Module 2 – Goals of Care;
  • Module 3 – COVID-19 Symptom Management;
  • Module 4 – Chronic Care of Residents Residing in PCHs
  • Module 5 – Delirium in the PCH during COVID;
  • Module 6 – Mental Health and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia during the COVID Pandemic in PCH; and
  • Module 7 – What to Expect during COVID Outbreak in PCH.


About our presenter:

Dr. Elizabeth Rhynold is a geriatrician working in Manitoba’s Prairie Mountain Health Region for the last 4 years. Prior to this, she worked as a community geriatrician in New Brunswick after finishing her Royal College Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She provides comprehensive geriatric assessments for frail older adults residing in the community and in personal care homes (PCH) within Prairie Mountain Health. Early in the pandemic, she became the interim PCH Medical Director for the PCHs that are run by PMH. During the pandemic, she has participated in national geriatric forums sharing emerging resources to support the care of residents of PCHs during this time when there has been an evolving risk of COVID-19 outbreaks. In June 2020 she supervised a Home for the Summer Student, Katherine Lee (Med1 2019/2020 University of Manitoba), who participated as a guest speaker during the final session.

Allison Bell is the Pharmacy Manager with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Long Term Care Program. In her role, she supports pharmacy services in personal care homes in the 5 regional health authorities across Manitoba. Allison is currently completing her Master of Health Management through McMaster University. As a member of the Canadian Deprescribing Network, Allison is passionate about optimizing medications in older adults.

These sessions are accredited for continuing professional education credits and we encourage you to complete our impact questionnaire to receive your credits.

To enhance your interactive experience, we encourage audience participation. Please forward your questions and/or comments to our presenter and our CPD education team! Dr. Rhynold and Allison Bell will work together to provide answers based on current Manitoba resources and other emerging information.


These online modules are complementary, but we have also included two payment options of $10 & $25. The University of Manitoba CPD Medicine unit is funded by ticket sales from our educational events. Your generosity of paying what you can for this event will support CPD, people, processes and infrastructures during this uncertain time. Please select from the Module and payment options below.

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