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...

Learning from no-harm incidents

Learning from no-harm incidents

You may have heard that PSLS receives over 400 incident reports each day from health care providers across the province. When this statistic is shared, we often clarify that the majority of these incidents do not result in patient harm. Whew! That’s good news. But...

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