News

Apr 24
2018

In The News: Training Care Aides to Stay Safe

The following article featuring Menno Place Care Aide, Bryan Gay, appeared in the Abbotsford News on April 13. Editor’s Note: The 360 people referenced in the article have taken violence prevention training, but only 30 took the Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Peer Coach training, as Bryan Gay has, in the last quarter of 2017. Another […]

Apr 24
2018

Do you want to win $1,000?

Submit your health and safety idea or innovation and you could be presenting at SafeCare BC’s Safety Den, where you’ll have an opportunity to win one of three cash prizes, sponsored by Points West Healthcare. It’s so easy to apply. Answer the following questions in up to 300 words, or tell us in a short […]

Mar 22
2018

Put Your Idea to the Test at the Safety Den

Do you have an idea or innovation that will help prevent workplace injury—and improve the health and safety of continuing care workers? Of course you do! We want to hear from you.  SafeCare BC is holding its third-annual Safety Den, and is pleased to again have Points West Healthcare as a sponsor of the event. […]

Mar 22
2018

Violence Prevention Campaign Wrap-Up

Over the past three weeks we’ve brought you new violence prevention tools and resources that you and your team can use, including: Point of Care Assessment Violence Risk Assessment Education videos You can access them all on our website. And don’t forget to register for our violence prevention workshops. We would like to acknowledge the […]

Mar 22
2018

Become a Peer Coach

Becoming a peer coach can be empowering for staff, as they can play a leading role in helping to reduce workplace injuries. There are three streams to the Peer Coach initiative: Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum, Safe Client Handling and Safe Resident Handling. Following the peer coach training, participants will be able to facilitate in their […]

Mar 22
2018

Upcoming Workshops

We offer an extensive range of educational programming. By coordinating your training and education through us, you can be assured that the content is approved by SafeCare BC. You benefit by: Specially tailored education that is relevant to continuing care Access to new programs and pilot sessions Networking with like organizations Approved SafeCare BC facilitators […]

Mar 22
2018

Spotlight on New Staff

Spotlight on New Staff We would like to welcome Jannie Szeto to the SafeCare BC team, as Programs Evaluation Manager. Jannie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from Simon Fraser University and a Degree in Public Health/Environmental Health from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. This, along with over six years of direct patient care […]

Mar 09
2018

Video: Impact of Workplace Violence

Watch the impact of workplace violence, and the need for caregivers to take care of themselves mentally, so they can take care of others.  

Mar 09
2018

Using the Point of Care Assessment

We recently introduced the Point of Care Assessment to help you continually assess risk.  Some of the staff at the Castleview Care Centre in Castlegar have already printed the Point of Care Assessment, and have even introduced the card to care aide students. Seen above from left to right is Kimberly (Care Aide), Kelly (Care Aide Instructor), […]