What’s new at 2015 RECC: NRP, Rural Nursing stream, Choices in Practice and Parenting luncheon, Health Centre Tour (updated)



The Neonatal Resuscitation Program will be offered as a pre-course ahead of the 2015 Rural Emergency Continuum of Care (RECC) conference.

This course will provide participants with hands-on skills development and training in several techniques for managing neonate airways. Attendees will also learn how to do chest compressions, and to insert an umbilical vein catheter. Skills will be integrated and evaluated through a megacode exercise, and two simulation exercises at the end of the day.

NRP will be offered on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Instructors for this course will include:

  1. Katharine Smart (Pediatrician from Kelowna, NRP and ACoRN Instructor)
  2. Greg Selinger (GP at Penticton Regional Hospital and NRP Instructor)
  3. Jason Brescacin (RN at Kelowna  NICU, Provincial NRP Instructor Trainer and ACoRN Instructor)

This course is open to rural physicians, residents/students, nurses, and nurse practitioners.

Please note that there are additional fees for this course:

  • $60 for the NRP text book[1]
  • $23.50 USD (approximately $28 CDN) for the online exam fee

Rural Nursing stream

This year, RCCbc will be presenting a full day of Rural Nursing education for rural and remote nurses and nurse practitioners on Friday, May 22, 2015. These sessions, led by nurses and NPs, will feature a session on ECG interpretation for nurses, a presentation by the College of RNs of BC about nursing scope of practice, and a two-hour workshop on suturing and wound closure for nurses.

Rural Nursing stream participants will be able to join all RECC attendees for the three plenaries which will address issues such as competency and credentialling, emergency medicine, and addictions in rural communities. Download the full RECC schedule now.

Choices in Parenting and Practice luncheon

RCCbc will be moderating a lunch discussion on Friday, May 22 from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm for medical students, residents, and practitioners interested in discussing strategies and approaches for balancing the demands of parenting and medical practice.

This collaborative discussion is part of the RCCbc’s Choices in Practice and Parenting initiative which seeks to encourage recruitment and retention of young medical professionals and their families to rural communities by providing work-life balance supports. We invite all RECC participants to join this discussion and to contribute their stories, experiences and ideas to the dialogue.

The Choices in Parenting and Practice luncheon is part of the “Mentorship and More” stream at 2015 RECC.

Penticton Indian Band Health Centre Tour

On Saturday, May 23, from 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm, the Penticton Indian Band will be hosting a guided and interactive tour of its new health centre, Snxastwilxtn Centre (“A place to heal”). This tour is limited to 20 participants – sign up early to guarantee your spot. A bagged lunch and transportation to and from the health centre will be provided for all tour participants.

To sign up for the tour or to learn more about this event, please email conference@rccbc.ca.

[1] Interior Health participants may borrow the NRP textbook from the IHA library for free.


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