Self-learning Modules

BCPSLS currently offers four online modules for healthcare providers.

Patient Safety

  • This course is for anyone in the BC healthcare system who might identify or report a patient safety issue
  • 20 minutes, self-paced
  • After completing the course, you will be able to define patient safety terminology, identify types of safety events, and describe different ways to report a safety event

BCPSLS Handlers: Safety event follow-up, management and learning

  • This course is for BCPSLS Handlers and others responsible for safety event follow-up
  • 20 minutes, self-paced
  • After completing the course, you will be able to identify, follow up, and prioritize safety event reports, perform basic Root Cause Analysis (RCA), and describe how leaders and organizations use safety event report information

Please note that a new and improved version of this course is underway.

My Reports

  • This course is for BCPSLS Handlers and others responsible for safety event follow-up
  • 20 minutes, self-paced
  • After completing the course, you will be able to create, view, and print summary reports using ‘My reports” and ‘Design a report” in BCPSLS

Actions

  • This course is for BCPSLS Handlers and others responsible for safety event follow-up
  • 20 minutes, self-paced
  • After completing the course, you will be able to create, assign, and track Actions in BCPSLS

Vanessa’s Law

Vanessa’s Law regulations require hospitals to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs) to Health Canada within 30 days of the event being documented within the hospital. In BC, this process is facilitated by the BC Patient Safety & Learning System (PSLS).

In this course, you will learn:

  • how to comply with Vanessa’s Law regulations
  • how to correctly identify the types of adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents now mandated for reporting
  • how to correctly report ADRs and MDIs in PSLS
  • where to find information and alerts about unsafe products

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