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Register now for the upcoming CFPC course

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The next Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum on-line course is now open for registration on the University of Victoria Continuing Studies website. If you work with older adults in long term care, acute care, home care or in the community, this updated five-week e-learning course will help you acquire the knowledge and skills needed to apply an evidence-based approach to the prevention of falls and fall-related injuries. The course is self-directed…

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Active & Safe BC Initiative

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Co-led by Drs. Shelina Babul and Ian Pike, the Active and Safe BC initiative Injury Prevention for Sport and Physical Activity, funded by the BC Healthy Living Alliance, was officially launched on August 22. The purpose of this initiative is to promote physical activity during leisure time by providing information on how to safely engage in structured physical activity and active recreational activities in order to improve the health and…

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New Report: Concussion Among Children & Youth

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Evidence suggests that children and youth are at greater risk of concussion and more serious head injury than the general population, take longer than adults to recover following a concussion, and that concussions can permanently change the way a child or youth talks, walks, learns, works and interacts with others. BCIRPU has published five new reports for each Health Authority to provide details on the burden of concussion hospitalizations among…

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Global Choking Prevention Week

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February 22-28 is Global Choking Prevention Week. Choking can happen to anyone at any age, but children under age five are at greatest risk for choking injury and death. Choking and suffocation are responsible for almost 40% of unintentional injuries in infants under the age of one in Canada. Global Choking Prevention Week is a global strategy to reduce these preventable injuries and deaths due to choking, especially among children,…

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2015 Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week, Post Campaign Survey

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Hosted by the British Columbia Falls & Injury Prevention Coalition (BCFIPC), the Seniors’ Fall Prevention Awareness Week campaign was held across British Columbia. The official “Fall Prevention Week” ran from November 2 to 8, 2015, while the campaign ran throughout the month of November 2015. Using a short survey, we are now asking for feedback to assess people’s awareness of the campaign, and if they felt the campaign helped increase…

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