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.

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.


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 Asthma Management

Target Audience: All BC health care providers that care for children with asthma

Up to 1.0 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 3 credits

This short interactive online course will provide you with an overview of how to: 
1. Diagnose asthma in children
2. Treat and manage pediatric asthma in a primary care setting
3. Explore resources aimed at asthma education for families, caregivers and children
4. Practice initial management in emergency/urgent care settings using the Pediatric Respiratory Assessment Measure (PRAM)

The course incorporates the Guidelines and Protocols Advisory Committee (GPAC) and Child Health BC (CHBC) provincial pediatric asthma guidelines that have been developed for both primary care and emergent/urgent care settings. See

Designed in partnership by UBC CPD and Child Health BC and the Division of Respiratory Medicine at BCCH.

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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 Atopic Dermatitis

Pediatric Atopic Dermatitis Online Education

Atopic dermatitis is the most common chronic inflammatory skin disease, affecting up to 20% of children. Developed in partnership with Child Health BC and BC Children’s Hospital, this new online course is designed to help you better recognize, treat, and manage atopic dermatitis in a primary care setting. It includes videos, images, a PDF action plan, and helpful patient resources to better equip parents and caregivers with the knowledge they need for management and follow-up care.
Target audience: family physicians, nurse practitioners, pediatricians, pharmacists and other health care providers that care for children
Up to 1.0 Mainpro+ / MOC Section 3 credits

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Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS)

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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E-Learning Module for BC PEWS for Physicians working in Inpatient and Emergency/Urgent Care Settings

Up to 0.5 MOC section 3 credits.

The BC Pediatric Early Warning System (PEWS) helps providers identify abnormal physiology quickly and when tracked across time, offers early warning of deterioration. PEWS has been implemented in many hospitals across BC. Take this short online course for an overview of the evidence and practice using the components of BC PEWS through case scenarios specific to either inpatient or emergency care settings.

This course is designed in partnership with UBC CPD and Child Health BC.

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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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Pediatric Foundations


This new online module provides a comprehensive overview of the principles that make up patient-centered and family-focused care as they apply to pediatric patients. Through interactive case studies, rich media, and practical advice, this course highlights the crucial differences between caring for adults and children, guides learners through the components of a complete pediatric physical assessment, and demonstrates how to calculate safe medication dosing for children. Special attention is paid to the concepts that guide culturally sensitive and trauma-informed practice. 

Developed in partnership with Child Health BC.

Target audience: Health care providers who care for pediatric patients, particularly those who see pediatric patients infrequently.

Up to 1.0 Mainpro+/MOC Section 3 credits

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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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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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Virtual Health Training

This course will providing training to C&W clinicians and supporting staff on the use of the virtual health technology solutions, Skype for Business Standard and Zoom for Healthcare.
This course consists of 3 modules designed to provide learners with the knowledge and skill needed to support and conduct virtual health visits.

  • Module 1: What is Virtual Health?
  • Module 2: Skype for Business
  • Module 3: Zoom for Healthcare

People must sign into the learning hub with their own profile and search for the virtual health training.  Available only to C&W staff only.  

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Urgent Care Webinar Series

These webinars are intended for health care teams providing urgent care to children and youth including Urgent and Primary Care Centers, Emergency Departments and Diagnostic & Treatment Centers.

Part I: Orthopedic Injuries in Children

In this webinar, Dr. Garth Meckler describes the unique aspects of orthopedic injuries in children, reviews common pediatric upper and lower extremity fractures using x-ray, provides an update in the management of common pediatric fractures and reviews the following clinical support tools:

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To download the presentation slides, click on the webinar link above and then the ‘i’ icon in the bottom right corner.  After clicking ‘i’, a side panel will appear.  In the side panel, there is a section that says “Links” and a hyperlink straight to the presentation slides.

Part II: Casting and Splinting Common Orthopedic Injuries in Children

In this webinar, Zoe Chee demonstrates how to cast and splint common orthopedic injuries in children and provides clinical pearls when working with children.

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