BC Patient Safety & Quality Council

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Clear is a voluntary initiative that supports long-term care homes to reduce the number of their residents who are prescribed antipsychotic medications.

This is the third wave of Clear (which used to be known as CLeAR: A Call for Less Antipsychotics in Residential Care), and this time we’re focused on supporting care homes that have more residents receiving antipsychotics without a diagnosis of psychosis than the BC average of 25%.

Teamwork & Communication Action Series
How we work as a team and communicate with each other are essential elements of a healthy culture. Improving non-technical skills such as how we communicate, how we respond to the environment around us, and how we work together in a team are crucial for achieving high quality patient care.

In our commissioned evaluation of Wave 2, strengthening communication and teamwork skills were identified as essential aspects of improving resident care. Because of this, we’re Clear teams to participate in a 15-week Teamwork & Communication Action Series to improve patient outcomes and team culture.

Beginning in Spring 2018, we will be meeting virtually for a series of five learning and action-based webinars, each followed by an action period, to help ignite change in the teams.

Join Clear as a Supporter
Registration for Action & Improvement teams is now closed, but you can still join as a Supporter to receive its newsletters and access most if its resources.

Faculty & Partnership Alliance
Clear is guided by a Faculty which includes many clinical experts in seniors care and dementia, as well as a Partnership Alliance which ensures Clear aligns with similar initiatives.


Clear Faculty are clinical experts from throughout the province who have knowledge and expertise in many aspects of this initiative. They will provide expert advice, coaching and mentorship to participating teams. This will be done in several ways: local workshops, provincial webinars, email, and team or individual calls.

Anita Wahl, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Fraser Health
Ann Marie Leijen, Director of Care, Cheam Village Care Centre
Carol Ward, Geriatric Psychiatrist, Interior Health
Jasjit Gill, PIECES Representative and Educator, Vancouver Coastal Health
Johanna Trimble, Patient Partner, Patient Voices Network
Marcia Bertschi, Quality Advisor, Northern Health
Zainab Diesta, Administrator, New Vista Society
Katharine McKeen, Family Physician (Victoria)
Dacia Reid, Educator and Program Practice Manager, Island Health
Judy Macdonald, Clinical Pharmacist

Partnership Alliance

The Partnership Alliance represents key stakeholders in the field of dementia care. It provides overall guidance to Clear and identifies opportunities for alignment between partners and Clear.

Alzheimer’s Society of BC
BC Care Providers Association
BC College of Family Physicians
BC Psychogeriatric Association
College of Pharmacists of BC
Denominational Health Association
Division of Geriatric Psychiatry at UBC
Ministry of Health
Office of the Seniors Advocate
Public Guardians and Trustee of BC
SafeCare BC

At a Glance

Download a commissioned evaluation of Wave 2.

Check out resources from our recent Leadership Webinars and ongoing Regional Kickoffs!

Key Contacts

Geoff Schierbeck
Quality Leader

Mary Lou Lester
Quality Leader