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Safety in care. Care in safety. 

SafeCare is a free blended learning experience designed to help you and your team improve patient care by exploring the principles of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and Indigenous Cultural Safety.

 Structural-C-sea.png   Getting started with SafeCare 

The SafeCare curriculum focuses on principles of resilience, healing, and improved care outcomes. The goal of the learning is to create safer, more collaborative, more trusting relationships with patients, families and colleagues. There are two different versions of SafeCare. These include a BC Children's & Women's version for all employees, leaders, and physicians, as well as a Perinatal Substance Use version for healthcare provider and leaders in the province who work with women who are pregnant or newly parenting and who use substances. Find more information about each SafeCare stream below.

Perinatal Substance Use Version

The Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare education helps you better provide safe and equitable care to pregnant and parenting individuals using substances.

Who is this program for?

The  Perinatal Substance Use SafeCare program is for anyone providing care to pregnant or parenting individuals using substances, in both acute and community care settings.

This learning experience will help you:

  • Apply the principles of trauma-informed care, harm reduction, and Indigenous Cultural Safety in your practice and day-to-day interactions;
  • Prepare a personal safety plan and practise self-care;
  • Help create a safe environment for self, colleagues, and patients;
  • Foster healthier connections and relationships with patients, colleagues, and self;
  • Reflect on how your own privilege, beliefs, assumptions, and values impact your practice and behaviours;
  • Align your practice with the Health Guidelines in the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action; and
  • Ensure consistency of care in collaboration with other service providers.

BC Children's & BC Women's Version

The BC Women's & BC Children's Hospital (BCCW) SafeCare program serves to support BCCW's commitment to becoming a trauma-informed, harm-reducing and culturally safe organization. 

Who is this program for?

The BCCW SafeCare program is for any employee of BC Children’s Hospital and BC Women’s Hospital, whether providing direct or indirect care or service to patients and families including physicians, leaders and administrative support workers. 

This learning experience will help you:

  • Create  a shared language across the organization;
  • Celebrate individual/team/unit/organization’s strengths;
  • Examine how the individual/team/unit/ organization can continue to improve
  • Help staff and employees understand their role in contributing to a safe and healthy environment for everyone.

BCCW SafeCare supports everyone to do their part in creating a positive hospital experience for everyone.
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