2 Nov 2021

Lessons from Canada on caring for covid patients at home

From Nine To Noon, 9:30 am on 2 November 2021
Hands in medical gloves holding COVID-19 swab. Test tube for taking patient sample, PCR DNA testing protocol process. Nasal swab laboratory test in hospital lab.

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As more Covid 19 positive patients are allowed to isolate at home , family doctors are planning for how to care for them.

Recently we spoke with Bryan Betty from the College of GPs about the shortage of pulse oximeters and the role of these devices in caring for Covid patients who're at home.

Professor Dee Mangin is a GP in Ontario, Canada, and Professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University and University of Otago.

She has led the primary care covid response for Ontario and says knowing a patient well has proven to be an extremely potent asset during the pandemic.