Central Interior Rural Division of Family Practice

Education & Workshops

Continuing Medical Education (CME)

If you are interested in on of the following GPSC Physician Practice Support modules, they could be available to you in the Cariboo with CME credits. Please contact your Practice Support Program Coordinator Jane Barnett (250 267-2425) for more information.

Child and Youth Mental Health 
Addresses how family physicians practices identify, assess, manage, and treat children and adolescents with mental health disorders. Practitioners will improve collaboration and knowledge with patients, families, pediatricians, mental health services, psychiatrists, and non-government agencies. 

Chronic Disease Management 
Provides GPs with new approaches for improving management of patients with chronic disease. Physicians and their MOAs learn how to use patient registries and an automated patient recall system, which can significantly improve patient care by ensuring that patients with chronic disease are seen when they need to be seen. 

End of Life 
Provides training for practitioners to improve care of patients and families living with, suffering, and dying from life-limiting and chronic illnesses. Physicians learn how to identify patients who could benefit from a palliative approach to care; increase confidence and communication skills to enable Advance Care Planning (ACP) conversations; and improve collaboration with palliative care and non-palliative specialist services, patients, families, and caregivers. 

Group Medical Visits 
Group medical visits offer a new and time-efficient way of caring for patients who share a specific condition, such as diabetes. Patients with a similar chronic condition are invited to attend these sessions to receive care, education, and advice within a supportive group environment. Note: this module includes Patient Self-management and Health Literacy.

Adult Mental Health 
Offers valuable training for GPs to help them screen patients for a wide range of mental health conditions. The treatment approaches provided through the module are designed to enhance the skills and confidence of GPs to provide effective, primary care for patients with Axis 1 mental health conditions, including mild to moderate depression. 

Musculoskeletal (MSK) 
(In development) MSK provides training, tools, and resources for family physicians in the treatment of osteoarthritis, low back pain, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile idiopathic arthritis. The module supports physicians to provide appropriate care for patients suffering from these conditions, some of which can prove challenging to identify and manage, and highlights the importance of patient education and self-management in achieving better health outcomes. 

Pain Management Helps physicians to identify, assess, manage, and better communicate with patients who have persistent pain, helping them return to a higher level of functioning; supports physician collaboration with patients, families, pain specialists, allied health professionals, and non-government agencies. 

Shared Care - COPD/Heart Failure 
Supports family physicians, specialist physicians, and community-based providers to provide effective coordinated care for patients at risk of, and living with, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and heart failure. 

Advanced Access/Office Efficiency
Advanced Access/Office Efficiency offers a new way of scheduling patient appointments so patients can be seen in a more timely way, including the same day. By helping to free up time on your schedule the program gives you more control over your practice and help you to feel less hurried. It also helps eliminate backlogged appointments and enables more patient visits through the day.

New Offering from PSP-Small Group Learning Sessions

PSP’s small group learning sessions provide local divisions with a practical, interactive, collaborative environment in which to solve problems and embed practice improvements into their clinics/offices. 

Currently, two topics have been approved for CME credits:Quality Improvement and Dementia.  Team Based care should be coming soon.

For more information, visit the GSPC Website or contact your Practice Support Coordinator, Jane Barnett.