SafeCare BC Secures Access to Valuable Violence Prevention Curriculum
March 2, 2015 | News
Violence Prevention Specialist Leads Workshop on How to Recognize and Respond to Violent Situations Before They Happen
SafeCare BC is pleased to have completed its first Violence Prevention curriculum yesterday with Sheile Mercado-Mallari, RPN, Violence Prevention Specialist, Workplace Health, Fraser Health Authority. 15 SafeCare BC members participated in the extensive curriculum which educates care providers on how to recognize and respond to violent situations before they happen.
“We are pleased to make this excellent education opportunity available to our members,” says Jennifer Lyle, ED, SafeCare BC. “It wouldn’t have been possible without the excellent partnership of the Fraser Health Authority which shares our commitment to reducing workplace injuries.”
The curriculum consists of 8 core e-learning modules and 4 classroom modules. The modules assist healthcare workers to recognize the risk factors for violence as well as techniques to respond. Other focuses of the curriculum include communication basics, de-escalation tactics, and behavioural care planning for violence.
“BC’s care providers support the delivery of high quality person-centered care while ensuring the safety and security of our employees,” says Daniel Fontaine, CEO, BC Care Providers Association. “It is great to see FHA and the industry safety association team up to further this goal. The next step will be to ensure this type of invaluable training is accessible in every corner of the province.”
“Fraser Health has a strong history of providing excellent training,” says Susan House, Executive Director, Denominational Health Association. “It is great to see FHA and SafeCare BC collaborate to provide these vital training opportunities.”
In addition to the Violence Prevention Curriculum, SafeCare BC offers a series of dementia care training workshops in partnership with Alzheimer Society of B.C. For more information of SafeCare BC courses, please click here.