Trauma Services BC seeks to improve trauma care through provincial mortality review

Trauma Services BC has partnered with the BC Patient Safety & Learning System (BCPSLS) to launch a system-wide mortality review process aimed at reducing adverse outcomes and preventable deaths related to trauma cases across the province. Trauma Services BC is a...
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BCPSLS re:act – Improving safety for vulnerable adults across BC

Throughout the province there are vulnerable adults who need support from our health care system. A vulnerable adult can be anyone 19 years of age or older who is experiencing physical, mental or emotional mistreatment, or damage to or loss of personal property, and...
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Including the voices of patients and families: A collaborative approach to patient safety [podcast]

In our latest episode of Patient Safety Voices we speak with three patient partners from the Patient Voices Network.  Sandra Zelinsky, Michel White and Beth Campbell Duke share their personal experiences and talk openly about why partnering with patients and families...
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Patient’s View offers Langara nursing students a close-up and personal look at patient safety

The goals of Patient’s View are to identify quality and safety issues through the eyes of patients and families – often problems that the care team may be unaware of – and to use the information to inform improvement initiatives. BC Children’s Hospital led the way...
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It’s all about the socks! How a St. Paul’s team is raising awareness about falls prevention

Adapted from a similar program in the USA, the "Red Socks" pilot project rolled out on two units at St. Paul’s Hospital in August 2016 to increase visibility of patients considered high-risk for falling. In conjunction with Falls Injury Prevention guidelines, red...
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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.”

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