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

Evaluating the multiple impacts of the Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks in BC’s Interior

An RSON Series RSON BACKGROUNDER The Rural Surgical and Obstetrical Networks (RSON) is an initiative that seeks to stabilize, support, and enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to vulnerable rural BC rural populations, including Indigenous populations. It provides sustainable local/regional surgery programs “closer-to-home” in geographic areas served by Enhanced Surgical … Continue reading

RCCbc welcomes new staff

We’re excited to introduce you to three new staff members! As RCCbc continues to nurture along several rural health projects and initiatives, we’ve been fortunate to recruit amazing people with a wide breadth of experience in managing large and complex projects. Karen Osiowy is the new Coordinator, Quality Improvement and … Continue reading