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In long-term care it is increasingly apparent that who is on shift is just as important as how many staff are on shift. Quality care is difficult to achieve when we do not routinely engage with one another in a positive, or civil, manner.
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Guidelines & Regulations

Guidelines and Regulations

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WorkSafeBC’s healthcare and social services planned inspection initiative focuses on high-risk activities in the workplace that lead to serious injuries and time-loss claims.
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WorkSafeBC is releasing a discussion paper with proposed amendments to the Current Rehabilitation Services and Claims Manual that guide wage rate decisions related to short-term and long-term disability compensation. Recommended amendments include: These changes may affect your claims costs. Click here to view the proposed changes and offer feedback to WorkSafeBC – The deadline is 4:30 p.m. on Friday, […]
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Educational Opportunities

Training & Education

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Gentle Persuasive Approaches

June 21st @ 8:30am
Menno Place, Abbotsford
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Safe Handling Peer Coach Training

July 4th @ 8:30am
Haven Hill Retirement Centre, Penticton
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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

July 12th @ 8:30am
Menno Place, Abbotsford
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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum Train the Trainer

August 19th @ 8:30am
Sidney All Care, Sidney
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Gentle Persuasive Approaches

September 16th @ 8:30am
Eden Gardens, Nanaimo
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The Working Mind for Employees

September 17th @ 9:00am
Zoom
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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

September 23rd @ 8:30am
Menno Place, Abbotsford
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The Working Mind for Managers and Leaders

September 24th @ 8:30am
SafeCare BC Training Centre, Burnaby
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Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum

November 15th @ 8:30am
Menno Place, Abbotsford
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E-Learning

Discover a wide array of eLearning courses that provide convenient, self-paced learning experiences tailored to suit your schedule and individual pace.
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In a commitment to make dementia education more accessible, SafeCare BC has partnered with the Alzheimer Society of BC to create Care and Connection on the Dementia Journey. Care and Connection on the Dementia Journey is intended for anyone who interacts with people living with dementia. It is a collection of independent, online, self-paced modules that you […]
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Starting at $20
This online refresher will provide an opportunity to revisit the PVPC content and should take no longer than one hour to complete.
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Starting at $15
Kitchen working conditions vary from those of a private household where you are the only cook to large commercial kitchens where you are preparing meals with an entire team. Either way, kitchens are full of safety hazards and it is important to understand what they are and how to avoid them.
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Starting at $15
Employees who work alone or in isolation tend to be more vulnerable to safety hazards than those who have coworkers present.
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Starting at $20
There must be WHMIS 2015 labels and safety data sheets for all hazardous products in the workplace. Workers now need education on WHMIS 2015.
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Starting at $15
In this course, you will learn about violence in the workplace including recognizing violence, calling for help, reporting incidents of violence, conducting a Point of Care Assessment and workers' right to refuse unsafe work.
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Vaccines play an important role in infection prevention and control. They can help keep you and others safe in the workplace, at home, and in public.
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Vaccines play an important role in infection prevention and control. They can help keep you and others safe in the workplace, at home, and in public.
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Starting at $15
In this course, you will learn about slips, trips, and falls in the workplace including common causes for slips, trips, and falls that occur in the workplace and how to prevent them.
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E-Learning
Safety Basics
Starting at $50
Safety Basics is a series of six self-paced courses that provide a brief introduction to the top health and safety concerns for workers in continuing care. Upon completion of all courses, learners will be issued a certificate of completion.
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If you’re a member of a Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee, this online self-paced course will provide you with systematic and practical guidance to ensure that your committee gets the most out of your health and safety meetings, while following occupational health and safety legislation in British Columbia.
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Starting at $35
This Qualitative Fit Tester Training has been developed in accordance with WorkSafeBC Regulations and CSA Standards. This course is an online, self-paced course with a virtual skills assessment demonstration component.
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Starting at $15
Putting on (donning) and taking off (doffing) personal protective equipment (PPE) safely is essential to limit the transmission of infectious diseases. Research reveals that inadequate training and lack of prior experience lead to ineffective donning and doffing practices.
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In this course, you will learn about using personal protective equipment (PPE) in continuing care settings. 
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Starting at $20
50% off regular prices for March 2024.
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Starting at $15
Learn about identifying the early signs and symptoms, recognizing risk factors and applying strategies to reduce the risk of musculoskeletal injuries in the workplace.
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Starting at $15
When you drive as part of your job, whether that's going on the occasional errand or driving every workday from appointment to appointment, the vehicle becomes your workplace. And this means you have responsibilities to keep yourself safe and healthy.
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Starting at $20
There is growing evidence of the global impact of mental illness. Cutting across age, gender, education and social strata without prejudice, mental disorders are among the most important contributors to the burden of disease and disability worldwide - and we will see continued dramatic increases in mental illness if action is not taken.
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Les vaccins jouent un rôle important dans la prévention et le contrôle des infections. Ils peuvent contribuer à assurer votre sécurité et celle des autres sur le lieu de travail, à la maison et en public.
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Les vaccins jouent un rôle important dans la prévention et le contrôle des infections. Ils peuvent contribuer à assurer votre sécurité et celle des autres sur le lieu de travail, à la maison et en public.
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In this course, you will learn about infection prevention practices for continuing care workplaces. 
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Starting at $20
Employers have an obligation to make sure that all workers have the ability to do their jobs safely. Being impaired at work - whether caused by alcohol, drugs, or another source - can affect our ability to focus, make decisions, follow instructions, and handle equipment and tools.
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Starting at $15
Hand hygiene is considered the most effective and efficient way to reduce the spread of infection. Despite this, compliance with recommended hand hygiene practices in healthcare settings is often poor.
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Starting at $15
Workplace health and safety is about identifying and preventing hazards that could lead to injury, mental and physical illness, and fatalities at work. A workplace with effective health and safety practices enjoys higher productivity, healthier employees, better recruitment and retention, and fewer fines and work interruptions.
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Starting at $35
In this self-paced online course, you’ll learn how stress works; how it impacts your thoughts, feelings, and actions; and evidence-based strategies for enhancing your resiliency at home and in the workplace.
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Starting at $20
Bullying is defined as a repeated, persistent and continuous behaviour, as opposed to a single negative act. Generally, perceiving a power imbalance between the victim and the perpetrator, the victim feels inferior whether this imbalance is there or not.
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Workshops

SafeCare BC is committed to providing outstanding professional development for continuing care workers in BC as well as connecting continuing care workers to other professional development opportunities.
Starting at $35
Using the fundamentals of motivational interviewing, this workshop will help you have conversations with respect and curiosity that make others feel heard, supported, and valued.
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Starting at $35
The Working Mind is designed to: The Working Mind for Employees offers practical knowledge to increase participants’ overall comfort level with mental illness. Upon completing the course, employees will be able to: The Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) has customized The Working Mind to best align with the lived experience of staff in a […]
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Starting at $35
Increase your awareness of mental health, reduce stigma and other barriers to care in the workplace & encourage mental health conversations by transforming the way participants think and talk about mental health and mental illness.
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Starting at $50
The two modules that are being covered in these workshops are part of the curriculum, Dementia Capable Care of Adults with Intellectual Disability and Dementia; an evidence-based, nationally acclaimed training program created by the US NTG that has been modified by the NTG Canadian Consortium for the Canadian context.
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Starting at $100
Are you already familiar with Safe Handling techniques, but want to share your knowledge and expertise with others at your workplace? Are you looking to train your staff in a cost-effective and efficient manner?
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Starting at $110
Are you a continuing care worker, but don’t know the safest practices when it comes to handling the persons receiving care?
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Starting at $50
Are you a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) who is passionate about health and safety? Do you have RNs or RPNs in your organization who could help elevate your health and safety programs?
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Starting at $400
Are you already familiar with violence prevention techniques, but want to share your knowledge and expertise with others at your workplace? Are you looking to train your staff in a cost-effective and efficient manner?
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Starting at $35
Are you a care worker that faces the risk of violence during your work day? Do you have the tools and training needed to de-escalate unpredictable and potentially dangerous situations?
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Starting at $35
This introductory or ‘fundamentals’ Occupational Health and Safety course will introduce new committee members to the basic principles of workplace health and safety.
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Starting at $220
The Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training course was developed by the Mental Health Commission of Canada to help people provide initial support to someone who may be experiencing decreasing mental well-being or a mental health crisis.
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Starting at $110
Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse who is passionate about health and safety? Do you have LPNs in your organization who could help elevate your health and safety programs?
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Starting at $35
Are you caring for someone living with dementia? Do you lead a multidisciplinary team who support those living with dementia? Do you want to better understand the challenges of Alzheimer’s and how it can affect a someone? Do you want to learn ways you can better care for someone with the disease?
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Webinars

Dive into a rich collection of previously recorded webinars, brimming with valuable educational content, ready to be explored at your convenience.
August 8th @ 12:00pm
Let’s embark on a comprehensive exploration of the diverse neurotypes within your workplace ecosystem! Looking through the lens of neurodiversity, we see that neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, and others, are natural variations in how individuals think, learn, and experience the world. Join Lisa Lewis for an interactive workshop featuring insightful discussions and […]
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August 21st @ 12:00pm
Drawing on his lived experience as a person with a disability who works from home and who uses caregiving services, Andrew will explore how we can make caregiving spaces accessible for clients and consumers alike. We’ll look at different aspects of disability management, approaches to accommodations, and consider how these can impact psychological health. We […]
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July 16th @ 12:00pm
Language is a powerful tool! When used positively, it can reduce stigma, support our mental wellness, and provide an environment of support and inclusion. In this webinar, you’ll learn the principles for inclusive language, and how you can use those principles to create a positive work culture and support others working against stigma. Learning Objectives:
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July 10th @ 12:00pm
Did you know that people who can notice and process emotion have higher levels of vitality and well-being? Maybe you struggle to harness the power of your “emotional” self or aren’t sure how paying attention to emotions can benefit your personal life and work. Heart Based Approach™ Caring: Josephine’s passion and mission to bring more […]
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June 19th @ 12:00pm
Having safe, healthy, and inclusive workplaces should be a basic goal for all employers. However, many workers view their workplace as being very unhealthy or even toxic. So why is there a disconnect between this basic goal and reality? In this session, Dr. Day will explore the key elements of a safe and respectful workplace […]
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In this introductory workshop, Jennifer Aberman will help you learn how to manage stress and prevent burnout using evidence-based mindfulness practices. Join us for an hour of practical and accessible exercises, engaging videos, and time afterwards for reflection and discussion. What you will learn:
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The session will highlight two amendments made to the Worker’s Compensation Act and provide an overview of the new legal requirements for both employers and workers.
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Unconscious Bias is a topic that – though not new – is certainly getting more attention recently with the focus on the importance of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. All of us carry unconscious bias in us, and this alone is not necessarily a bad thing. However, recognizing and working to address it is critical to […]
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In this webinar, we’ll explore the nature and profound impact of chronic pain in the workplace. We’ll also analyze factors contributing to chronic pain and share evidence-based, practical strategies specifically tailored for caregivers. We hope to empower caregivers with occupation-specific insights and equip them with tools to prevent, manage, or address chronic pain in their crucial roles.
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Learn about the ways trauma and stress can impact healthcare professionals and practice helpful coping strategies in this one-hour discussion about trauma and healthcare.
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This webinar will provide you with a strategy for making it easier to participate in difficult conversations and respond to the difficult questions that often arise in healthcare settings. Exploring the VERS method (VERS: validate, explore, respond and share)
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This one-hour webinar will provide participants with key strategies and tools for managing and resolving interpersonal and work-related conflicts safely and respectfully. It is ideal for professionals at all levels seeking to enhance their conflict resolution skills and promote a positive and collaborative work environment. Participants will learn how to navigate conflicts effectively, ensuring that […]
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In this eye-opening presentation, Joe shares the critical role family and community support played in helping him overcome a lifelong struggle with substance use disorder and mental illness. 
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There are some essential things to remember to ensure proper care and assistance for residents.
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We are all complex individuals and supporting neurodiversity should be in conjunction with supporting the needs of everyone on the team; drawing on her journey and expertise, she will delve into the importance of communication and how simple adjustments can foster production, retention and team culture.
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In the 1980s, Joe Roberts was homeless in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Overcoming trauma and a history of emotional challenges, within twelve years, he went from Skid Row to CEO. Learn how to respond to difficult emotions during stress, challenge, and change. Research on effective emotional transition shows that individuals, businesses, and organizations need the right […]
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In this interactive one-hour webinar, we will explore how to manage irregular income and budget it to avoid the cost of financial stress. This is intended for hourly, seasonal, commission, contract and/or self-employed individuals.
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In this workshop, Joe Roberts draws on personal experience and the science behind burnout and high performance.
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Nobody was born knowing how to manage money and knowing how to avoid the cost of financial stress. Many parents didn’t discuss money at home, and money management wasn’t taught in school. Learning how to manage money the hard way is, well, hard. It doesn’t have to be that way. Creating a monthly spending plan […]
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Childhood pain can take many forms and come in varying degrees.  Examples include neglect, abuse, parentification, growing up with controlling or judgmental parents, not feeling heard, not feeling loved or cared for, being punished or reprimanded, not feeling safe, or perhaps parents having too high expectations of you. Childhood pain can also come from something […]
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In this webinar, Dr. Heather Cooke provides an overview of findings from a 2018/19 research study examining workplace incivility and bullying in two long-term care homes. The 35-minute presentation is followed by a question-and-answer period.
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Working in health care, can be a challenge at the best of times. However, working during a pandemic has introduced unparalleled layers of stress and anxiety into our long-term care workplaces.
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Webinar regarding the rate setting and healthcare rates 2022 - presented by WorkSafeBC.
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In this webinar, you will learn about Confident Parents Thriving Kids Behaviour, what you can expect from the program and how to enroll.
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Learn about the emotional side of coping with grief and change
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A free webinar presented by Margaret Tebbutt of the Canadian Mental Health Association.
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Don’t miss the opportunity to learn specific resources such as daily self-care plans, just-in-time techniques and strategies for maintaining healthy coping strategies.
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This webinar provides an overview of the principles of psychological first aid, including what collective care means and how you can help others responsibly.
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During this 1-hour webinar, participants will learn more about acute and chronic stress and explore effective stress management strategies, especially for caregivers.
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In this interactive, reflective webinar, participants will learn practical strategies to help them de-escalate situations in which patients and family members are distressed.
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Learn to n identifying burn-out and vicarious traumatization red flags and get recommendations to support better and understand your teams.
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Learn about the mental health tools and resources that are available for leaders to help support workers and themselves, as well as the actions employers can take to promote psychological safety in the workplace.
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Learn practical strategies on how to support neurodiverse employees and colleagues to be successful on their job.
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. Learn about the signs and symptoms if someone is struggling, strategies for maintaining positive mental health, and the tools and resources available for workers to take care of themselves and to promote psychological health and safety in the workplace.
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Based on teachings from the BounceBack®: Reclaim Your Health program (a free CBT coaching program for Canadians experiencing mild to moderate anxiety or depression), this webinar will cover key skills practitioners can use to pause and reflect on their own well-being. Topics discussed will include:
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This workshop is designed to provide knowledge, increase understanding, develop ideas and strategies for responding to trauma.
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During this webinar, you will learn a simple three-step model that be used to respond effectively to distress.
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This session will explore some common suicide myths, how to use destigmatizing language when talking about suicide, and some essential tools to respond to someone who discloses thoughts of suicide.
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Workers may experience both vicarious trauma and vicarious resilience at the same time. This webinar explores how to mitigate the impacts of vicarious trauma.
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In this webinar you will learn about mental health stigma, and a compassionate approace to reducing stigma.
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This webinar will provide you with the information to learn more about controls that enhance your safe resident handling system in your workplace.
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This session will address the relationship between stress and fatigue and what you can do to help maintain your health, your relationships, and your sanity!
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Learn why healthy sleep matters and how it impacts overall health and performance.
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This webinar, presented by Dr. Heather Cooke, Rhonda Croft, and Trish Giesbrecht, discusses the importance of civility in the workplace and strategies that employers and staff can use to create a more collegial work environment.
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This presentation will walk you through the core componenents of self-compassion and explore the benefits of cultivating self-compassion.
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Learn specific resources such as daily self-care plans, just-in-time techniques and strategies for maintaining healthy coping strategies with our experienced specialists.
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Don't miss the opportunity to learn these practical strategies to increase self-awareness about boundaries with our experts.
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SafeCare BC is excited to partner with the Alzheimer Society of B.C. to bring you this 45-minute webinar. We will cover how dementia affects the brain and impacts communication and behaviour as the disease progresses. In this session, you will learn about: The difference between Alzheimer’s disease and dementia What to expect – the progression […]
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SafeCare BC is excited to partner with the Alzheimer Society of BC to bring you this 45-minute webinar. We will cover the basics about behaviours common among people living with dementia and provide health-care providers with strategies to deliver person-centred care during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this session, you will learn about: How dementia affects […]
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Be able to better manage and understand trauma responses and reactions in the workplace. Know when to call in your provider to assist in a debrief. Learn how you can use supportive conversations and resources to support your employees who may be struggling.
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SafeCare BC is excited to partner with the Alzheimer Society of BC to bring you this 45-minute webinar. We will explore how building successful relationships between people living with dementia, their families and continuing care providers is an important way to deliver good quality, person-centred care. In this session, you will learn about: The experiences […]
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An introduction to Motivational Interviewing is a free virtual workshop designed for leadership across the healthcare sector.
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