BC PSLS CENTRAL OFFICE Volume 4 - ISSUE 2 - MAY 2010 Evolving BC PSLS as we grow! Message from Central Office
BC PSLS continues to spread across the province as Vancouver Island Health Authority and Providence Health Care move forward with implementations over
the coming months. At Health Authorities already using the system, the focus has
shifted from rollout to analyzing data, fostering learning and building safety culture. Central Office is developing new provincial forms for hazard, visitor and “Looks like an excellent system once it’s up and security and property events, and working running ‐ more efficient and effective than a
with stakeholders to develop sections of BC paper system.” Handler training participant,
PSLS devoted to issues such as Nanaimo Regional General Hospital
Healthcare Associated Infection/ Infection Control. This month, we share highlights of special projects and
update you on HA activities. We hope you enjoy the May issue!
New provincial forms coming New provincial forms coming soon!
BC PSLS has matured into a robust, provincial safety event reporting and
management tool. Between February 2008 and May 2010, nearly 90,000
safety events were reported into the system with an average of 200 reports
now submitted daily from across BC. For the past few months, Central Office
has been exploring options to improve system performance, and responding
projects HA updates
Review of the provincial database tells
us that Hazard, Visitor and Security & Property Events combined
represent less than 6% of events
developed provincial forms for each
give reporters and managers a better, more consistent experience using BC
PSLS. Safety Event report forms will remain Health Authority-specific, and
reporters will choose the type of event they want to report from their Health
Authority’s intranet webpage. Questions? Please contact Central Office. Update on special projects BC Children’s
Central Office is working with BCAS, the largest Hospital
provider of emergency medical services in Canada,
to develop new safety event forms to support their
current event management processes. PHSA
recently assumed leadership responsibility for BCAS,
which will allow for easy transition to the BC PSLS
platform. The new forms will be piloted soon.
Healthcare associated infection / infection control (HAI/IC) events in BC PSLS
A group of representatives from PICNet (Provincial Infection Control Network
of BC), BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and the BC Health Authorities
child was allergic
are working with Central Office and an EMBA student from the Sauder School of
to penicillin. The
Business at UBC to determine data requirements for reporting HAI/IC events in
BC PSLS. This area of the application could be developed to help us learn more about infection-related events and how to prevent them. The
group’s first step is to develop a survey to determine the type of information
we should capture. The survey will be distributed to key stakeholders across
BC in the coming weeks to help the group develop new BC PSLS fields.
Congratulations to the Re:act Adult Abuse and Neglect team on their successful Go Live (pilot) at
Vancouver Coastal Health! Evaluation is now
underway to guide spread of the new Re:act
reporter and manager forms across the rest of VCH and eventually province-
wide. New educational tools and a training curriculum will be developed over
the coming months as the team prepares to rollout Re:act.
Vancouver Island update
Congratulations to the team at VIHA on their first Go Live at their pilot site,
‘Building’ issues Saanich Peninsula Hospital, this February! Welcome to Carmen Strom, new VIHA BC PSLS Coordinator, and good luck to the entire VIHA team as
they prepare to implement BC PSLS at more sites across Vancouver Island.
Providence Health Care update Burnt out or
Congratulations to PHC on their first Go Live at Mount Saint Joseph brokenmotion Hospital, one of the largest PHC facilities. Handler training and boot camp sensor – Hazard:
sessions were held in March led by Provincial Training Lead Linda Cumming,
with support from new PHC BC PSLS Coordinator, Peter Chan. PHC provides
care and treatment services at eight sites in the Lower Mainland.
Central Office news Brokenelevator
Welcome to James Currier who recently joined
BC PSLS to provide business analysis expertise
for Central Office and Fraser Health Authority.
Congratulations to Inderpal Chani and his wife Central Office gets into the Olympic spirit! Left to Right:Michelle Questions?
Preston, Darren Frizzell, Dean Bruce, Sandra Christiansen, Annemarie
Taylor, Greg Fitzgerald, and Linda Cumming
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