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First check, then scan! St. Paul’s CT team implements new patient safety checklist

Throughout our health care system there’s evidence that the use of checklists can improve communication among care teams, streamline complex processes and prevent patient harm. The Surgical Safety Checklist is a well-known example that underscores the importance of a...
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Patient Safety Case Study: Streamlining Medical Imaging across Northern Health

Medical Imaging (MI) services are provided at high volume throughout our healthcare system and are considered pertinent to clinical decision-making in a variety of healthcare settings. Due to the extreme complexity of MI, these services are also considered high-risk...
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Happy Holidays from BCPSLS Central Office!

To our colleagues, partners and patient safety leaders across BC, we wish you and yours the very best over the holiday season and in the New Year.   Share your patient safety story in 2017! Contact your BCPSLS Coordinator to find out how: Fraser Health - Jyoti...
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Seeing the future of patient safety

Representatives from BC Patient Safety & Learning System (BCPSLS) Central Office spent an incredible few days in London for the Datix International Patient Safety Conference where we listened to and learned from a diverse group of patient safety leaders. The...
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Substance use and patient safety: First clinic for methadone treatment (opioid substitution) opens in Terrace

An alarming number of drug overdoses and deaths are happening across BC. The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) has taken a lead role in establishing a comprehensive Harm Reduction Program so communities like Terrace have the tools, knowledge, and resources they...
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Mission & Vision

Our mission is: To make health care safer for all British Columbians by fostering a culture of safety, shared learning and continuous system improvement.

Our vision is: Safe health care for BC: No needless harm.

Who We Are

BC Patient Safety & Learning System (BC PSLS) is a web-based tool used by approximately 100,000 health care providers across BC to report and learn about patient safety events, near misses and hazards. BC PSLS has fostered improvements in patient safety and quality of care in all health care settings since its inception in 2008.

Today, we are focused on streamlining data collection and output, enhancing learning across our health care system and improving the quality of our modules and tools.

What We Do

Approximately 350 safety event reports are submitted to BC PSLS each day from across the province. This data allows us to identify safety concerns and target quality and safety improvements where they are needed most.

To date, approximately 850,000 event reports are in the BC PSLS database. Data summaries provide a rich basis for learning and improvement to over 10,000 health care leaders across BC.

“Sharing stories. Connecting people. Making healthcare safer.”