Hands-on ultrasound, critical care skills on offer in Prince George May 10-12

The CARE Course in Quesnel, BC

Are you a rural practitioner interested in learning bedside ultrasound skills for trauma, shock, and critical care? Do you want to brush up on your understanding of interprofessional team care?

RCCbc and UBC CPD are offering a slate of hands-on skills enhancement courses and workshops in Prince George on May 10, 11 and 12. Health professionals interested in The CARE Course, The Shock Course, or the full day of HOUSE: Ultrasound for Trauma will not need to register for the BC Rural Health Conference in order to participate in the course. Use this link to register for the courses now.

Practitioners wishing to enroll in the HOUSE Intensive workshops will need to sign up for the first day of the BC Rural Health Conference (Friday, May 12) in order to participate.

Download the BC Rural Health conference brochure now.

Full day courses

If you are looking for a full day of CME/CPD to supplement and enhance your practice, consider taking these three courses:

The CARE Course (Comprehensive Approach to Rural Emergencies) offers two days of medical, trauma, and obstetric emergency management education to rural physicians, nurses/NPs, and paramedics. The focus is on rural practice of critical care, and will provide attendees with the skills they need in the Emergency Department.  The CARE Course is accredited for 34 Mainpro+ credits.  Learn more about The CARE Course.

Offered on May 10 + 11, 2017

HOUSE: Ultrasound for Trauma will cover knobology, eFAST, subxyphoid view, pneumothorax, lung point, long bone fractures, and vascular access. Participants are asked to complete pre-readings ahead of the course date so that they can spend the full day performing scans and learning from instructors in small groups. The full day course is accredited for 21.0 Mainpro+ and 10.5 MOC Section 1 credits. Learn more about the HOUSE program.

Offered on May 11, 2017

The Shock Course reviews the management, work up and treatment of the hemodynamically unstable patient. Participants will acquire hands-on skills with ultrasound and central line insertion and management during this course. The full day course is accredited for 16.0 Mainpro+ and MOC Section 1 credits. Learn more about The Shock Course.

Offered on May 11, 2017

Register now for these courses


Rural physicians interested in acquiring hands-on ultrasound skills through a two hour workshop are invited to sign up for the HOUSE Intensives taking place on Friday, May 12 at the BC Rural Health Conference. These workshops will allow learners to focus on a specific area of study:

  • Abdomen – FAST, hydronephrosis, aorta
  • ectopic pregnancy and IVC
  • vascular access and MSK – central and peripheral lines, fractures, joint effusion, foreign body, muscles and tendons

Participants will be asked to complete pre-readings ahead of the intensive so that the full two hours can be spent on performing scans and speaking with instructors. The learner to instructor ratio is 2:1, allowing participants to acquire skills and knowledge quickly and comprehensively.

Workshop participants must be a registered attendee of the BC Rural Health Conference. An additional fee of $350 will be assessed for each of the HOUSE Intensives.

Register now for a HOUSE Intensive

The BC Rural Health Conference

This annual conference hosted by RCCbc is a great opportunity to network with rural and regional health professionals, and to engage in rurally relevant CME/CPD taught by rural and regional practitioners. Case-based discussions, hands-on workshops, and interactive lecture sessions are just some of the ways you can connect with and learn from other rural physicians, nurses, and allied health practitioners from across the province. Visit the RCCbc web site for more information about the RHC.