“Like Calling a Friend”: Rural Healthcare Providers Encouraged to Use Real-Time Virtual Supports

When a woman going into cardiac arrest presented to a rural health centre with a massive overdose of beta blockers, the attending physician immediately contacted ROSe, a Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathway for critical care. For the next hour, the ROSe virtual physician provided advice to help the attending physician manage 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