Real-Time Virtual Support Program Featured at Canadian Association of Emergency Physicians National Grand Rounds

“Virtual providers” with the Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways provide free and friendly advice to physicians, nurse practitioners, nurses, and midwives in rural, remote and First Nations communities across British Columbia (BC). Since their launch in response to the COVID-19 pandemic last year, RTVS pathways are fast replacing old barriers … Continue reading

“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

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