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COVID-19
PATIENT RESOURCES

COVID-19 Positive Diagnosis – Now What?
  • This may be a worrying time for you and your family. Here are resources to help you better understand the course of a COVID-19 infection and when to seek help. You can expect to receive a call from Public Health. While you wait for a call, please make a list of your recent and close contacts and refer to THIS HANDOUT contains information about what to do after being tested. If you have questions about COVID-19, access the Public Health website HERE. Some patients with specific risk factors, and a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, may be enrolled in our COVID-19 Home Monitoring Program. Your Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will tell you more about this program if it is appropriate to you.

    Even if you are considered low risk with only mild symptoms, tracking your symptoms is important!

Tracking your daily symptoms
  • This can help you and your doctors make better decisions about whether a hospital visit is needed.
    • To monitor COVID-19, it is important to mark your calendar at the first sign of illness, and regularly track your fever and oxygen levels.
    • DAYS 5-10 OF COVID-19 ARE OFTEN THE MOST WORRISOME TIME FOR RESPIRATORY COMPLICATIONS, PARTICULARLY FOR OLDER PATIENTS AND THOSE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS LIKE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, OBESITY OR DIABETES.
    • While at home, you can increase the flow of oxygen to your lungs by not resting on your back, as outlined in the proning resource document. Resting on your stomach can open parts of the lungs that are compressed when lying on your back. You can also change to resting on your left side or right side or sit upright in a chair. Learn more about proning here.

Learn more about COVID-19 SYMPTOM TIMELINE

*Reference: New York Times

Note: symptoms can appear at any time – always consult with a doctor or nurse practitioner for guidance about your specific case if needed.
Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you feel that your condition is worsening!

Trying to get a vaccine?

Click on this link to access the Simcoe Muskoka Public Health Unit’s website for information on local options  –> “Getting Your Vaccination

 

COVID Home Monitoring Program

If you are on our COVID Home Monitoring Program, it is very important that you read all of the below resources so that you know exactly what to expect. If you are not on the program, you may still find some of these resources useful:

Patient At-Home Oxygen Monitoring Instructions – CLICK HERE

COVID Home Monitoring Program Timed Position Changes – CLICK HERE

COVID-19 Symptom Timeline – CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our team! Please use the form at bottom of the page.

Other School Information and Resources developed by SMDHU:

Further Information

 

Visit Your South Georgian Bay Ontario Health Team Website.

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