Sea to Sky Division of Family Practice

CME

If you’re interested in one of the following GPSC Physician Practice Support modules being delivered locally, please contact your coordinator at mmcdonald@divisionsbc.ca.

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. 

San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training
Core ICS Health Training focuses on health care issues for professionals working with Indigenous people in British Columbia. The Core ICS Health is specific to those who work in the health care field and the goal is to improve access to health services and health outcomes for Aboriginal people.

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.