Formal Learning

This section of the CHBC website will link you to activities that can advance your learning and improve your clinical practice. Activities may include links to webinars and on-line courses that are either organized by CHBC directly or developed by other sources. Visit often to look for opportunities to continue your learning, enhance your skills, and become informed of new practices.

Asthma

BC Pediatric Asthma Guideline

This webinar includes Dr. Connie Yang and Dr. Tiffany Wong, pediatric allergists ( BC Children's Hospital) who discuss 2 case studies that highlight the new guideline and demonstrate how the accompanying resources and tools can support asthma management in the community.

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Pediatric Trauma

BC Pediatric Trauma Guidelines

Dr. Ash Singhal, Medical Director and Lisa Romein, Manager of Trauma Services for BC Children's Hospital provide a short overview on the Pediatric Trauma Guidelines, including resources available and how to access.

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Hip Surveillance

E-Learning Module for CHBC Hip Surveillance Program For Children with Cerebral Palsy

This online learning module supports the implementation of the Child Health BC Hip Surveillance Program for Children with Cerebral Palsy.  It is intended for physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, and all other health care professionals working with children with cerebral palsy.  The learning module describes

  • hip displacement and why it occurs in children with CP,
  • the BC Consensus on Hip Surveillance for Children with Cerebral Palsy and how to complete hip surveillance in BC,
  • how to use the Gross Motor Function Classification System, and
  • how to identify a Group IV hemiplegic gait pattern.

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Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS)

What Physicians need to know about PEWS presentation

Attached is a link to a presentation which provides a short overview on what you, as a physician need to know, about PEWS and how it will support the care of children at your local hospital and across the province. It was undertaken by Dr. Erik Swartz, Regional Maternal Child Program Medical Director, Pediatric Vancouver Coastal and Providence Health on behalf of CHBC.

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E- Learning Module for Child and Youth at Risk of Clinical Deterioration

This on line learning module will provide the necessary knowledge and tools to assist in the development of pediatric competencies required to care for at risk pediatric patients.

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BC Provincial PEWS Nursing Education Session

Attached is a link to a power point which provides an overview of what you, as a nurse, need to know about BC Provincial PEWS and how it will support the care of children at your local hospital and across the province.

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What Physicians need to know about PEWS in the Emergency Department presentation

Attached is a link to a presentation which provides a short overview on what you, as a physician need to know, about the use of PEWS in emergency/urgent care settings and how it will support the care of children at your local hospital and across the province. It was undertaken by Dr. Richard Chan, Associate Medical Lead, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority: Regional Emergency Services Program on behalf of CHBC. Although this presentation is focused on the physician's role, it provides a useful overview for all health care providers.

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E-learning Module for BC PEWS ED

This online module will introduce you to the components of the Pediatric Early Warning System used in BC Emergency and Urgent Care Settings to help identify children and youth who may be at risk for clinical deterioration.

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E-learning Module for BC PEWS Refresher

This online module will refresh you on the components and use of  Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) for BC Emergency/Urgent Care and Inpatient settings to help identify children and youth who may be at risk for clinical deterioration. The course is interactive and will include an opportunity to score using case scenarios and takes approximately 30 minutes to complete.

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Provincial PEWS in ED Regional Workshops

Attached is a link to a power point which will provide an understanding of PEWS and provide rationale for using PEWS in ED settings.  It will describe each components of BC PEWS ED, provide case scenarios, and identify and review supports and resources available to assist in implementing BC PEWS ED.

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Pediatric Foundational Competencies

Pediatric Foundational Competencies

The Pediatric Foundational Competencies eLearning Course is designed for new nurses, experienced nurses new to pediatrics, or pediatric nurses working at various centres throughout the province. This course will help you develop your core pediatric competencies related to:

  • the basics of pediatrics (growth & development),
  • pediatric assessment, and
  • fluid dynamics, IV management and medication administration for the pediatric patient.

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Pediatric Mental Health

Key Ingredients of Service Delivery

In this presentation, Dr Jana Davidson, Vice-President Medical Affairs & Psychiatrist in Chief, Children's & Women's Mental Health Programs, provides a short overview of the key ingredients of child youth mental health service delivery including:

  • Client Centered and Family Focused Approach
  • Recovery Orientation
  • Culturally Sensitive Practice
  • Early Intervention and Relapse Prevention
  • Trauma Informed Practice

This presentation is intended for direct care staff working in a variety of acute care settings including emergency, inpatient and other, in caring for children and youth with mental health issues.

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