Province-wide initiative to improve care for newborns at risk of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Eat. Sleep. Console. Three simple words that describe a patient-centred, culturally safe, and trauma-informed approach to improving care for newborns with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and their families. According to Perinatal Services BC, the incidence rate of...

PSLS link is live in CST Cerner

Do you ever wish there really was an “easy button” you could push to solve whatever problem you were facing? Um…#yespleaseeveryday. Well, several thousand health care staff and clinicians in BC are now a tiny bit closer to that dream: CST Cerner users in Vancouver...

Richmond Hospital team develops key messages to help prevent adverse drug events

Adverse drug reactions can have serious consequences. Many of us became familiar with the impacts of adverse drug reactions when Vanessa’s Law regulations came into effect in 2019. But one team in BC had already been studying them for years. They considered the high...

Reporting adverse reactions following COVID-19 immunization

Many of us in health care have been encouraged to see vaccines for COVID-19 becoming available in BC, Canada, and around the world. It’s an exciting time—­­reinforced by senior officials who have stated that there is now a light at the end of the tunnel. But what...

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