Daily COVID-19 digest
Pulse survey results: We are listening: We continue to thank all employees who take time to provide feedback through the pulse surveys. The results, trends and response from our leadership team are available on the dedicated survey page on Connect. The results from the latest survey continue to be positive, despite a small decrease compared to the previous check-in. The most prominent themes emerged around work-life balance among leaders, products and processes implemented to protect the health and safety of frontline workers and return to office for employees working from home. We are committed to being as transparent with you as possible in terms of what we hear and what we are doing about it. Remember to visit our dedicated pulse survey page on Connect and your COVID-19 employee portal for more information. We will continue to check-in with you through pulse surveys in the future; in the meantime, please continue to share your experience and questions through email@example.com.
Education for health professionals during COVID-19: Our professional education website is supporting health-care providers with the latest information about the blood and blood products we collect from donors. For example, there’s a new FAQ for health professionals working with blood products, which addresses the science behind why the virus cannot be transferred by blood. This is one of the many ways we are supporting health-care providers and researchers on the front lines of this pandemic. Check out our professional education for health care providers page to learn more.
Wellness Wednesday — let us know what you would like to see: Since the pandemic began, we’ve been asking employees across the country how they’re keeping well, amidst disruptions to their regular routines and new feelings of stress. Each week, we’ve been releasing new “Wellness Wednesday” videos submitted by your colleagues that feature practical, creative and inspiring takes on wellness — from gardening to arts and crafts, cooking, cycling, and more. Some of our favourites have included Monique’s tips for finding serenity in sunflowers and Claude’s how-to guide for ‘riding out’ COVID-19. Now, we’d like to hear from you about what types of wellness videos or other resources would be helpful to you during this time. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “WW” to let us know what you’d like to see next or if you have a creative way for practicing self-care that you’d like to share with your colleagues.
Question of the day: Are staff trained to remove a donor mask if a donor has a reaction and/or goes unconscious?
The wellbeing of our employees, volunteers and donors is paramount in situations where a donor faints or nearly faints as a result of their donation. Our frontline employees have been provided clear guidance on how to put on and remove masks. If a donor is unable to remove their own mask, Canadian Blood Services employees should carefully and quickly remove the mask to facilitate breathing and prevent choking in case of vomiting.
Where possible, staff involved should always strive to ensure they put on a face shield along with their mandatory mask and gloves to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spread. If frontline employees have questions on anything regarding donor reactions and incidents, we encourage them to speak with their supervisor or manager.
About the daily digest
This daily digest will highlight the latest policy and employee support measures, resources to help you manage our new reality and original content like articles and videos to remind us that what we do matters. Things are moving quickly, so you can expect to hear from us daily. No access to email? No problem — all this information and more can be found on blood.ca/employees from any device, no login required.
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