Innovative E-Coaching Enables Revelstoke FPAs to Standardize Adductor Canal Block Technique

New innovations in virtual coaching recently brought University of British Columbia (UBC) anesthesiologists at St. Paul’s Hospital/Providence Health Care in Vancouver directly into the operating room (OR) of Queen Victoria Hospital (QVH) in Revelstoke. Videoconference and ultrasound technology in the OR enabled the specialists to provide e-coaching to four Revelstoke-based family practice anesthetists (FPAs) on adductor canal blocks for patients receiving anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery. The regional anesthesia technique reduces post-operative pain for patients.  … Continue reading

Collaboration in action: RTVS rapidly deployed during Covid-19 pandemic

“The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men / Gang aft a-gley.”  – Robert Burns  The month of April was extraordinarily busy for many BC rural health organizations. After securing and distributing Zoom healthcare grade videoconference licenses for rural physicians and nurse practitioners in rural BC communities for the next year, RCCbc and our collaborative partners – the Joint Standing Committee on … Continue reading

Rural physician feedback requested for clinical texting and teledermatology study

submitted by Dr. Michael Copley Rural clinicians are being invited to participate in a collaboration research project between the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Rural Education Action Plan (REAP) and Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc). The survey is available at https://survey.ubc.ca/s/clinicaltexting/. This study, led by Dr. Neil … Continue reading