Violence Prevention Training for Medical Staff

The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum:

Awareness is growing of the severe impact of violence against medical staff on their physical and psychological safety. Providing a safe workplace for everyone is a priority at Island Health.

The Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum for Physicians and medical staff (PVPC-P) training program provides medical staff with strategies to prevent and deescalate violent situations in the workplace, and help keep you and your colleagues safe.

Components of this training include:

  Module Time Audience
1.  Learning Hub Online Pre-Requisite
# 19664, Violence Prevention for Medical Staff
Click link to sign-up.
To be completed prior to your next reappointment, or advancement from provisional to active. Please keep record of completion.

1.5 hours

1.5 MOC Section 3 Self-Assessment hours 

Required for all Medical Staff
2. PVPC-P Classroom
#20615, Violence Prevention – PVPC for Medical Staff Classroom

3.5 hours

Compensated at non-clinical rate.

Required for Medical Staff working in a higher risk environment*, including:

1. Emergency, Psychiatry, LTC & Neurology.

*Medical and Academic Affairs and your Medical Leadership team will support all interested medical staff to complete the 3.5 hour classroom training.

For assistance in setting up a LearningHub account, please visit the LearningHub Support page. If you have an existing account and require changes to your account type or login email, please visit the PHSA help-site or contact LearningHub support.

We have the following dates and times scheduled for classroom training—if you wish to set up a time that works best, so that a number of colleagues from the same department/division/location can attend together, please reach out to

Available classroom sessions include (registration in the below sessions will become visible once you have completed your 1.5 hour pre-requisite):

Date Mode Time Location
June 6 Classroom 09:00-12:30 Port Hardy 
June 7 Classroom 13:00-16:30 Port McNeill
June 14 Classroom 08:30-12:00 Nanaimo, NRGH G245
June 21 Classroom 17:00-20:30 Saanich Peninsula, Clinical Lecture Room
June 28 Classroom 07:00-10:30 Saanich Peninsula, Clinical Lecture Room
July 12 Classroom (virtual) 17:00-20:30 Online

Additional Spring/Summer classroom sessions will be added soon, to be added to a waitlist, please email

Attached you will find further details on Violence Prevention Training, including feedback from your colleagues who took the course in early January.


Please contact Occupational Health and Safety at