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Courses and Events for Health Care

Working with People with Alzheimer's Disease and other Dementias Workshop

presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C. and WorkSafeBC

This workshop was offered to help paid frontline caregivers understand Alzheimer's disease and other dementias; providing some tips for communicating; and to help you be creative in dealing with some of the behaviours that are common with persons with dementia. The information was presented within a context of "person-centred care." Through lecture, discussion, and video clips our goal is to help you feel more confident and safe as a caregiver, so you are able to provide the best care possible.

For more information on working with persons with dementia go to:

Alzheimer Society of British Columbia WorkSafeBC

Information Session on Workplace Bullying and Harassment

WorkSafeBC hosted an information session on "Workplace Bullying and Harassment" for employers and workers in healthcare and social assistance. Speakers from WorkSafeBC explained the new policies related to workplace bullying and harassment, and how this topic fits into the adjudication of chronic stress claims. Speakers from the employer and labour community discussed their experience and the complexity of dealing with the issue of bullying and harassment.

For more information on workplace bullying and harassment go to

Injury Prevention and Disability Management for Long Term Care and Home Care Providers

On May 27, 2009, the Health Employers' Association of B.C. and WorkSafeBC hosted an information session on strategies, tools and resources which long term care and home care employers, managers, and supervisors can use to improve worker safety and claims management. The theme of the session was employers helping employers build safer workplaces.

Agenda for May 27, 2009 (PDF 90 KB)

South Fraser Home Support's Safety Program and Disability Management, Presented by Barbara Valois and Marcia Klassen:

Patient Handling - tools and resources, Presented by Marjorie Brims, Interior Health Authority:

Violence Prevention - tools and resources, Presented by Leslie Gamble, Interior Health Authority:

Building a Culture for Safety and Care, Presented by Geri Pearson and Meg Roberts, Delta Hospital Extended Care, Fraser Health Authority:

Healthcare Learning and Development Opportunities

"Online opportunities for B.C. healthcare staff are available to develop healthcare-specific occupational health and safety knowledge and skills. The Online Learning Centre houses a variety of healthcare-specific courses free-of-charge to anyone working in B.C. healthcare."

Downtown Eastside Health Care Service Providers Information Session - June 9, 2006

This information session was held specifically for downtown eastside health care service providers. The morning session consisted of four presentations: violence, MSI, needlesticks and bedbugs. A copy of the morning's agenda, speaker bios, the four presentations and the session evaluation report are available.

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