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Mar 03
2022

COVID-19: What you need to know today

The Ministry of Health announced that long-term care and assisted living operators are no longer required to collect COVID-19 vaccination information on residents and staff on an ongoing basis. The Provincial Health Order, issued last fall, will be repealed—you can read the updated order here. Effective March 4, the Ministry of Health will be removing […]

Mar 01
2022

SafeCare BC Survey Request About Flu Vaccination

We are requesting your participation in a brief, 15-minute survey so that we can learn from you and improve SafeCare BC’s vaccine resources. We are running an online survey to understand your experiences with the flu vaccine. In this 26 question survey, we will ask you how you feel about the flu vaccine, whether you […]

Feb 28
2022

Job Listing: Vaccine Education and Training Advisor

SafeCare BC is hiring for a Vaccine Education and Training Advisor. If you—or someone you know—are passionate about making a difference for healthcare workers, don’t miss this opportunity! Position type: Full-time, initial 12-month contract Overview: We are looking for an adult education/instructional design specialist to develop and implement programs and courses for BC’s care workers […]

Feb 15
2022

It’s time to rethink the fatigue risk for care providers when they drive

Fatigue is a common risk. Research shows it’s a contributing factor in many crashes and is a risk even when workers are behind the wheel only a few minutes a shift—as is often the case for home and community care workers who drive to treat their clients. Fatigue can affect a worker’s ability by reducing […]

Feb 09
2022

Notice of SafeCare BC’s 2022 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

SafeCare BC’s 2022 Annual General Meeting will take place virtually on Thursday, March 31, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. During the meeting, Board Chair Kerry Bowman and CEO Saleema Dhalla will be providing an update on SafeCare BC initiatives and highlights of the past year. All SafeCare BC members are invited to attend. However, only designates […]

Feb 03
2022

Update: New Point-of-Care risk assessment tool

The BCCDC have published a new COVID-19 point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) tool. This gives more detail on some circumstances that might suggest an ‘elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission’ and where a healthcare worker would want to consider using a respirator (such as an N95). These circumstances include prolonged close proximity with someone who has suspected […]

Feb 03
2022

Changes to visitation and outbreak rules in long-term care

On February 1, Dr. Henry formally announced changes to the visitation rules in BC’s long-term care homes. In addition to essential visitors, every resident is also permitted one social visitor of their choosing, regardless of whether there’s a COVID-19 outbreak in their home. That visitor will not need to be an approved “designated essential” visitor, and those […]

Feb 03
2022

Menno Place CEO Joins Board of BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society

SafeCare BC member, Karen Biggs, and CEO of Menno Place (a campus of care in Abbotsford that serves 700 seniors with a staff of 675) is the long-term care affiliate representative on the inaugural Board of Directors for BC Health Care Occupational Health and Safety Society. The recently formed organization brings together employers, unions, and […]

Feb 03
2022

Update: New Point-of-Care risk assessment tool

The BCCDC have published a new COVID-19 point-of-care risk assessment (PCRA) tool. This gives more detail on some circumstances that might suggest an ‘elevated risk of COVID-19 transmission’ and where a healthcare worker would want to consider using a respirator (such as an N95). These circumstances include prolonged close proximity with someone who has suspected […]

Feb 02
2022

Spotlight on New Staff – Grace Kariuki

Grace Kariuki joins the SafeCare team as our new Director of Communications. Grace has extensive experience in professional communications, including healthcare. Please join us in welcoming Grace! Q: What interested you about working at SafeCare? I was interested in working with SafeCare BC after learning the reputable work the organization is doing for those in […]