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News, updates & events

Find out what courses are coming up and read about trauma services in the news.
Upcoming events

Stop the Bleed® training

May 26, 2020 in Vancouver, BC. Locations to be confirmed shortly.

Get trained so you can stop a person from bleeding out, or become an instructor so you can train others! 

For more information about the Stop the Bleed® initiative, visit the SOPEC/TSBC Stop the Bleed® website.

VGH trauma rounds

Feb. 3, 2020: VGH trauma rounds schedule for February (click to open pdf).



Recent events

October 15, 2019 

We partnered with Health Emergency Management BC to provide Stop the Bleed® training for PHSA employees at 1333 West Broadway, Vancouver. Over 40 PHSA employees joined the training session and learned how to stop a person from bleeding out!

May 24, 2019

How do you  stop a person from bleeding to death? It can be as simple as ABC:

Alert: call 9-1-1
Bleeding: find the bleeding injury
Compress: apply pressure to stop the bleeding

We were thrilled to introduce Stop the Bleed® training to B.C. in our training blitz! 

TSBC partnered with Society of Professionals in Emergency Care and BC Emergency Health Services to bring training to almost 200 people in 9 locations across B.C on May 23.

For more information about Stop the Bleed®, visit stopthebleed.ca
To get trained, send us an email

Get trained. Save a life.

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May 17, 2019

The Provincial Trauma Forum was a success!

We extend a sincere thank you to everyone who joined us on May 16 at the River Rock Casino in Richmond, BC. Your participation and engagement was integral to the success of the Forum.

The theme for the forum:
Creating one system of care for Trauma in BC

Integration    Collaboration    Performance    Innovation

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Dr. David Evans, Trauma Surgeon, led a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of providing advanced trauma care in B.C.

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We were joined by 100 guests  – all partners in trauma care across the province – to lay the ground work for collaborative trauma system planning.

In the news
Jan. 16, 2020: PHSA issued a news release from Trauma Services BC offering expert tips to keep skiers and snowboarders safe from serious injury. The news release was picked up by several media outlets, including CKNW, Whistlers' Pique Newsmagazine, Castanet in Kelowna and North Shore News. Read the news release.

October 17, 2019:  Trauma Survivors Day in BC. Three years after a car crash left him with a traumatic brain injury, Ryan Jones has made remarkable progress in his recovery, but faces ongoing challenges. Read the full article.

July 2019: Trauma Services BC congratulates Northern Health
BC for being recognized with a prestigious BC Health Care Award
for Top Innovation! Read more.

May 2019: Father speaks out about window safety in this article from BC Children's Hospital.

May 2019: CTV News on Summer safety for kids: Dr. Genevieve Ernst Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Medical Director of the Trauma Program at BC Children's Hospital speaks to CTV News.

Jan 2019: Vancouver Sun: A bolt drilled through the skull is rescuing patient with traumatic brain injuries at VGH.
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