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

Real-time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways for pediatrics, maternity + babies now available

There are two new Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways available for BC healthcare providers supporting rural, remote and Indigenous communities who are seeking just-in-time advice and compassionate support.   CHARLiE – pediatrics (Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically)  Through the Child Health Advice in Real Time Electronically (CHARLiE) pathway, rural physicians, nurse practitioners and nurses can reach out … Continue reading

How can Quality Team Coaching strengthen your rural health care team?

Both coaching and quality improvement are popular topics of conversation in healthcare settings in BC at the moment; however, many offerings available to BC providers focus on individual coaching or quality within teams and projects. Despite the movement in rural healthcare towards both interprofessional team-based care and quality evaluation in health care, few programs coach highly effective … Continue reading

Share your stories at the Rural Patient Transport Open Sessions

Dr. Trina Larsen Soles, RCCbc’s Lead for Patient Transport, invites any interested rural physicians to a recurring open session for discussions of Rural Patient Transport every second Tuesday, beginning August 18. The sessions will be moderated by Dr. Jel Coward – Dr. Larsen-Soles and other Transport leaders will be available to meet with interested rural physicians and others wishing to … Continue reading

REAP updates: New Rural Physician CME Program, Rural Leadership Development Program

Rural Leadership Development Program receives ongoing funding After a three-year pilot project, the Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) is pleased to announce the JSC is providing ongoing funding through REAP to support the Rural Leadership Development Program. The purpose of the Rural Leadership Development Project is to increase opportunities for rural physicians … Continue reading

Terrace Women’s Wellness Group recognized with 2020 BC Rural Health Award

RCCbc is pleased to announce that the Terrace Women’s Wellness Group – which provides support for women’s reproductive health in BC’s Pacific Northwest – is the recipient of the 2020 Award of Excellence for Team-based Rural Maternity Care. This interprofessional team consists of Ob/Gyns, Drs. Dawid Janse van Rensburg and Kirsti Ziola, family physicians Drs. Carla … Continue reading