RHSRNbc 2018 Symposium Proceedings now available

Submitted by RHSRNbc  The proceedings from the 2018 research symposium hosted by the Rural Health Services Research Network of BC (RHSRNbc) are now available for download. The symposium proceedings document captures the questions and ideas generated through the discussions held at the Rural Emergency Services Research Symposium in June 2018. The … Continue reading

New virtual supports available for healthcare providers in rural, remote and First Nations communities

A new virtual support initiative is enabling rural healthcare providers to deliver timely patient-centred care closer to home.  Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and First Nations communities with access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice to support patient care. Through Zoom, they can be connected to one of five teams providing culturally safe and compassionate support:  RUDi – … Continue reading

IN PoCUS project to facilitate closer-to-home ultrasound-based assessment and diagnosis in rural BC

The Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) is supporting and facilitating rural physician involvement in the Intelligent Network for Point of Care Ultrasound (IN PoCUS) project, a new initiative that seeks to train rural healthcare providers in PoCUS skills and equip them with a wi-fi enabled handheld ultrasound probe. In addition to building local imaging capacity … Continue reading

Collaborative framework introduced to support Covid-19, critical care response in rural BC

On April 20, the BC government announced practical supports for an evolving collaborative framework that will support people living in BC’s rural, remote, and Indigenous communities in accessing critical healthcare services during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond into the future. This framework recognizes the unique needs of rural BC by addressing concerns such as transportation, culturally safe care, and accommodation options for people accessing care in other communities. This, as Dr. Daniele Behn-Smith, Aboriginal Health Physician … Continue reading