Tag: rapid testing

Lunch + Learn wrap up: the how and why on using rapid point-of-care screening in B.C. care homes

BC Care Providers Association and SafeCare BC  held an informative Lunch + Learn online forum on Thursday titled Screening for COVID-19: Using Rapid Tests in Continuing Care Settings with representation from Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) — who manage B.C.’s rapid testing program on behalf of Public Health — and a panel of healthcare experts with experience with point-of-care rapid testing in […]

Care providers can now access rapid testing kits in B.C.

Recently released guidelines prepared by the BC Centre for Disease Control on rapid COVID-19 point of care (POC) testing confirm that our province’s seniors care providers finally have access to over 1 million testing kits purchased last fall by the federal government. Rapid antigen testing is considered to be highly accurate and adds an invaluable […]

Testing, testing, 1,2,3, … how B.C. seniors’ care can win against COVID-19

British Columbia is falling behind other jurisdictions when it comes to COVID-19 tests — how can we fix that? On December 1, 2020 BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) for the first time via the videoconfercing application Zoom. In addition to updating members on last year’s key accomplishments and future […]