“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

“Stitching Together” through the Pandemic: Community of Rossland Provides #Masks4All Citizens

As COVID-19 started knocking on BC’s door last Spring, the rural community of Rossland banded together to keep it out. Residents started #Masks4All Rossland, a grassroots campaign to promote mask wearing to protect one another—and to provide residents, particularly vulnerable seniors, with cloth masks. The campaign truly took a village. Spearheaded … Continue reading

An “Exchange of Pace”: Dynamic Conference Showcases Outstanding Rural Health Research in BC

Twenty-six rapid-style presentations. One dialogue session. Three Zoom rooms. Four hours.  The British Columbia Rural Health Research Exchange (BCRHRx) on November 18 was enough to make any event organizer or moderator sweat. But staff with the Rural Coordination Centre of British Columbia’s (RCCbc) Interior Node, Jason Curran and Tracey DeLeeuw, and RCCbc’s Co-scientific Directors, Drs. Dee Taylor and Nelly Oelke, pulled … Continue reading