December 2018 Member Newsletter
In this issue:
Secretary Treasurer’s Update “Over the last month we’ve been working with our accountants on a project to improve our efficiency and create more standardized practices with our bookkeeping.
Adrian Oliver Memorial Run “Our keen runners Laura Murrey and Jaclyn Rollins were not only the first two women across the finish line, but they also assured Team APBC/BCAS First Place in the Emergency Services 5k Division! After the race Al Pruden held the winning 50/50 ticket and donated the entire $675 pot back to Honour House.”
Safety Bulletin “The Pinel Restraints were introduced to paramedics last year in the violence training. These restraints are a huge improvement in how we restrain a psychiatric patient, but they still have not been deployed into the field provincially as of yet. Getting these restraints laundered in different areas of the province was a major stumbling block.”
Psychological Health and Wellness Update “Section 55 of the Worker’s Compensation Act. There are many clauses that have implications here, but simply put if a worker is injured, they have 12 months to file for a claim. This becomes problematic for psychological injury as they are different to physical injuries and the current Act was not created to address or support them.”
Meet the Newest Team Members “Meet our new CISM Chair (Melanie Stephens), Provincial Public Education Director (Megan Nelson) and Union Trustee (Dave Leary).”
And so much more!!
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