Covid-19 Exposure in the Pharmacy: Protecting the Pharmacist and Pharmacy Staff

March 24, 2020 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Anymeeting (Online Delivery) – 430-1200 W 73rd Avenue, Vancouver BC

On March 18, 2020, the B.C Provincial Health Officer declared a provincial state of emergency as COVID-19 continues to spread in the province.  This webinar is intended to support BCPhA members in identifying potential risks of contamination and addressing what pharmacies can do to protect their staff.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify exposure risks in the pharmacy associated with Covid-19
  • Implement controls in the pharmacy to reduce potential exposure to Covid-19
  • Recognize ways to keep yourself protected during the Covid-19 outbreak

About the Speaker: Saleema Dhalla

Saleema completed her Masters of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene at UBC. She began her career in the geochemical industry, implementing a safety program to account for a diverse range of occupational exposures and improve worker safety. She has also designed and executed systems at the provincial and national level to reduce workplace injuries and improve employee well-being.

Saleema also led the development and execution of a province wide initiative that standardized and improved the safety program at 300 locations across BC, gaining COR (Certificate of Recognition) certification and thus providing significant cost savings. As a safety professional, she has acted as a consultant to a wide array of businesses in many sectors, including healthcare, finance, and heavy industry.

Over the past three years, Saleema has held three roles at SafeCare BC, the health and safety association which supports healthcare workers in long-term care and home and community care. Her roles include the Director of Workplace Health and Safety Programs and Acting Chief Executive Officer, and most recently the Sr. Director of Development and Strategic Engagements. 

Recorded Webinar

The recording of the webinar is available on the eTraining portal. The recording is complimentary to pharmacists.

Please Note: A BCPhA account is required to register for eTraining. If you do not have a login account or if you are unsure if you have a login, please fill out the Account Creation Form and a member of the BCPhA team will contact you. Accounts can be created free of charge with valid College registration.