COVID-19 Quick Response Reports for the NL Health System

Researchers at the Newfoundland & Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research are pleased to provide COVID-19 Quick Response Reports on priority topics that have been submitted by provincial health system partners. You will also find below our COVID-19 e-bulletin, a bi-weekly round-up of the latest evidence, gathered for decision makers.

Can COVID Speakers' Series

Anticipating and Responding to Knowledge Translation Needs During a Pandemic

The COVID‑19 pandemic has seen provincial health and social systems scrambling to respond to a global pandemic rife with uncertainty, risk, and fear. As a provincial knowledge translation (KT) partner,  NLCAHR has attempted to anticipate and respond to the KT needs of the province’s health care system.  In december of 2021, NLCAHR's Senior Research Officer, Pablo Navarro, spoke about  the development of the NLCAHR’s KT responses to the pandemic and lessons learned.​ LINK TO WEBINAR RECORDING

NLCAHR COVID-19 e-bulletin

A bi-weekly round-up of COVID-19 news and evidence (produced by CHRSP graduate student research assistants Waseem Abu Ashour, Kazeem Adefemi, and Wendy Lasisi under the supervision of Senior CHRSP Research Officer, Pablo Navarro).

COVID-19 Quick Response Reports

The following reports, listed in chronological order, have been completed to date in response to health and community services system inquiries:

  1. COVID-19 and homelessness (April 6 2020)
  2. Lessons learned on caring for COVID patients in acute and LTC settings (April 6 2020)
  3. Health worker temperature screening (April 14 2020)
  4. Cohorting positive patients in long term care (April 26 2020)
  5. Post-infection immunity (April 26 2020)
  6. Reinfection and sustained viral detection (May 1 2020)
  7. The role of children as amplifiers of infection transmission (May 4 2020)
  8. COVID-19 transmission outdoors ? what is safe what isn?t? (May 4 2020)
  9. Asymptomatic/ pre-symptomatic transmission (May 11, 2020)
  10. How to re-open health services in community or acute care, post- service shutdo (May 13, 2020)
  11. Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures (May 14, 2020)
  12. Re-Opening Schools: How to Mitigate the Risks (May 21, 2020)
  13. COVID-19 and Non-Medical First Responders (May 28, 2020)
  14. COVID-19 & Choirs/Choral Singing- prepared for the SPOR Evidence Alliance on May 20, 2020. (Updated June 3, 2020)
  15. Reopening Personal Service Establishments: Mitigating the Risks (June 5, 2020)
  16. Voluntary Smartphone Apps for COVID-19 Contact Tracing (June 8, 2020)
  17. Reopening Food Processing Plants: Mitigating the Risks (June 10, 2020)
  18. Strategies to Reduce the Impact of a Second Wave of COVID-19 in Long-Term Care (June 17, 2020)
  19. Best practices for personal care workers providing home care in the context of (June 30, 2020)
  20. The Psychological Impact of Self-Isolation on Older Adults Living in the Commun (July 8, 2020)
  21. Impacts of COVID-19 Mitigation on People with Pre-existing Mental Health Condit(July 9, 2020)
  22. Impacts of COVID-19 Mitigation on People with Pre-Existing Substance Use and Ad (July 9, 2020)
  23. COVID-19 and Sexual Transmission (September 9, 2020)
  24. COVID-19 and Prisons (September 10, 2020)
  25. COVID-19 and Choirs- An Evidence Update (September 15, 2020)
  26. Medium-Term and Long-Term Health Effects of COVID-19 on Infection Survivors(September 23, 2020)
  27. Optimizing Compliance with COVID-19 Public Health Measures (October 14, 2020)
  28. Post-Infection Immunity - An Update (December 3, 2020)
  29. Innovative Interventions to Support Mental Wellness and Minimize Harms during t (December 11, 2020)
  30. Mental Health of Mental Health and Addictions Clinicians Delivering Virtual Cou (January 13, 2021)
  31. COVID-19 Standards and Practices for First Responders Managing Code Blue Alerts(June 22, 2021)
  32. COVID-19 Standards and Practices for First Responders: Auscultation of COVID-19 (June 30, 2021)
  33. UPDATE: COVID-19 Standards and Practices for First Responders Managing Code Blu (September 29, 2021)
  34. Risk to healthcare workers from aerosol generating procedures during omicron (January 21, 2022)

Primary Health Research Unit COVID-19 Evidence Summaries

In addition to the reports undertaken at NLCAHR, researchers at the Primary Health Research Unit have completed the following reports to support decision making in primary care settings: