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Member, Allergy Clinical Support Tools Revisions Committee, Fraser Health

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Open to Fraser – Vancouver Coastal, Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities (able to travel to Surrey for meetings)

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Research shows that a great amount of adverse drug reactions (medication allergies) can be prevented when consistent reporting and documenting tools are developed. Doing this type of upfront work to create these tools is the primary goal of a new revisions committee. They are seeking two patient partners to join this important team, ultimately increasing patient safety across Fraser Health.

Open to: Patient partners in Fraser Health Communities (able to travel to Surrey for meetings)

Lead Organization or Department

Fraser Health, Professional Practice

Aim

To include a patient’s perspective into the new allergy clinical decision support process, tools and related resources, including patient education materials.

Level of Engagement

This opportunity is at the level of consult on the spectrum of engagement. The promise to you is that the health care partner will listen to and acknowledge your ideas and concerns, and provide feedback on how your input affected the decision.  

Eligibility

This engagement is ideal for patient partners who have health care experience. If you have a strong interest in this work but have not yet completed a PVN orientation and volunteer agreement, are unsure if your experience is a good fit or feel another format of engagement would work better with your availability, please contact the engagement leader directly.

Logistics

  • Vacancies: 2
  • Date/Time & Commitment: 2-3, 2-hour meetings, up to 6 months. Time/Dates to be determined in consultation with patient partners.
Please note:  There will be an opportunity to extend if other related resources are created
  • Location: Central City, Surrey.

Reimbursement

Preapproved expenses related to travel to in person meetings will be reimbursed according to the Fraser Health Travel policy (including mileage, parking, tolls and/or public transit).

Background

Fraser Health does not currently have a standardized approach to reporting and documenting allergies. In the past, adverse medication reaction (medication allergy) has been identified as a patient safety issue.

Engagement Leader Contact Information

Jami Brown
Engagement Leader, Patient and Public Engagement | Fraser Valley
604.510.0449
jbrown@bcpsqc.ca

 

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