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Tackling technology-related safety incidents in community care

Tackling technology-related safety incidents in community care

IT. HIT. HIM. Huh? Is this an emphatic description of someone having a sudden realization? Think again. These acronyms are becoming pretty common in our daily work in health care. Throw in an ACK, a CAT, and a SLIP, and you could have the beginning of a good story!...

Doing our part during the COVID-19 pandemic

Doing our part during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are in awe of all the incredible efforts made by BC’s health care community over the past several weeks in response to COVID-19.  Like many of you, we cheer, clap, and drum together with our families every night at 7 p.m. to express the gratitude that words alone...

How’s BC doing so far with Vanessa’s Law?

How’s BC doing so far with Vanessa’s Law?

Did you know that it’s been almost eight weeks since Vanessa’s Law regulations came into effect? Since December 16, 2019, hospitals have been required to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs) to Health Canada. In BC, this is...

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 (BCPSLS) 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. BCPSLS 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

Over 400 safety event reports are submitted to BCPSLS each day from across the province. This data is allowing us to identify safety concerns and target quality and safety improvements where they’re needed most. To date, over one million safety event reports are in the BCPSLS database. Data summaries provide a rich basis for learning and improvement to over 10,000 healthcare leaders across BC.

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