Step-by-step guide to required training and orientation for students, faculty and instructors.
Please take the time to read carefully. Students, faculty and instructors must complete the required sections below prior to starting practice education experiences. You may be asked to provide proof of completion at any time.
Part 1: Orientation checklist
All students and faculty must complete and submit the orientation checklist to your educational institution and keep up-to-date on all applicable pre-requisites to be eligible for practice education placements (including renewal requirements).
Mandatory education modules for B.C. Lower Mainland health authorities
These mandatory orientation modules are available online via LearningHub and must be completed before any practice education experience begins. Your educational institution must maintain your records. Student Practice Education Core Orientation (SPECO) is required education that all students take prior to their practicum placements in BC Health Authorities. You must access all Learning Hub courses for SPECO via the SPECO (curriculum) course. See SPECO Checklist.
- Criminal Records Check (renew every 5 years and upon any subsequent charge or conviction)
- Provincial Violence Prevention eModules are included in SPECO. For students in HIGH RISK areas, an in-class Provincial Violence Prevention Course (PVPC) is required. See Violence Prevention Training for Students on Placement at B.C. Health Authorities for risk categories and in-class PVPC requirements for students
- WHMIS 2015 – Provincial Course (renew every 3 years)
- Provincial Hand Hygiene Basics – PICNet (renew annually)
- Infection Prevention and Control for students (renew every 2 years)
- Provincial Code Red - Fire Safety Training (Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities) (renew annually)
- CPR (as required by your program, renew as per school requirements)
- Fit Testing (renew annually, provided by your school)
- Violence Prevention Classroom Training (May be required for high-risk areas. Check with your schools and/or health authority website) (renew annually)
- Immunizations (up-to-date as required by BC Centre for Disease Control Part 2: Immunization of Special Populations – Health Care Workers)
- Flu shot (update annually for all students entering client/resident/patient areas)
Mandatory education modules for Fraser Health
Additional mandatory education for students that are required to mobilize patients, use glucometers/IV infusion pumps or prepare transport, dispense or administer high alert medications during their practice experiences.
Additional modules that may support your practice education
- Biological Hazards and Communicable Diseases
- Hazardous Drugs Safety Awareness
- Radiation Safety: Radiation Safety Basics
- WHMIS 2015
- WHSCH 201 - Mobility Assessment Algorithms
- WHSCH 301 - Using Ceiling Lifts
- WHSCH 302 - Seated Transfer Slings
- WHSCH 303 - Using Lateral Transfer and Repositioning in Bed Slings with the Ceiling Lift
- WHSCH 401 - Using Floor Lifts
- WHSCH 402 - Using Sit to Stand Lift
Part 2: Confidentiality
- Read the Fraser Health Confidentiality policy.
- Sign the Confidentiality Acknowledgement Form and submit the original copy as instructed on the form.
- Complete the Fraser Health Information Privacy and Confidentiality online course.
Part 3: Local practice setting orientation
Each practice setting has specific orientation requirements for their areas that are included in the HSPnet destination profile. Educators supporting the student placement should review practice setting specific requirements with students prior to start date.
In-person orientation is available for faculty and instructors. Visit our faculty and instructors page for details.
Print and bring the local practice area orientation checklist to guide you through your first day. Make arrangement for orientation at your practice setting prior to start date.
Dress code varies by practice setting and profession. Please refer to the Professional Image policy and local practice setting guidelines.
Part 4: Windows user account and email
All students and faculty with groups of students are required to have a Windows user account and Fraser Health email.
Follow the required steps to set up a Fraser Health Windows user account and email. Allow eight weeks to set-up these accounts.
Part 5: Computer training
Each practice setting has a destination profile in HSPnet which lists what technology application, access and training is required by students (e.g. electronic documentation). Visit our computer training page to learn more.
Part 6: Clinical care standards and protocols
Review our clinical standards and protocols that may apply to your specific profession or local practice setting.
Part 7: Photo ID and parking
All students and faculty must wear visible educational institution identification badge at all times in any Fraser Health location (photo ID preferred).
Faculty can email LMCparking@fraserhealth.ca to arrange for temporary parking passes two weeks prior to the start date. Please provide the number of students, exact dates and specific Fraser Health location. Passes will be mailed to the instructor or can be picked up. The parking pass entitles you to purchase a ticket at the reduced staff rate.
- Abbotsford Regional Hospital - contact Impark at 1-877-909-6199 to arrange student parking
- Burnaby Hospital - students can use their school identification to receive staff parking rates
- Delta Hospital, Fraser Canyon Hospital and Mission Hospital - free parking
Part 8: Guidelines, policies and clinical decision support tools
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