RCCbc has supported the development of several groundbreaking and innovative rural medical courses over the years. Many of these courses are either available for delivery in-community, using local and/or regional practitioners to teach the course to rural BC healthcare teams, or they are available through videoconference and/or online delivery.
Rural courses available for in-community delivery:
The CARE Course – Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies (CARE) – a two day course that teaches rural healthcare practitioners how to provide emergent care using an interprofessional team-based approach. Simulators and live scenarios are both used in this couse.
Third Trimester Obstetrical Ultrasound – a one day course that teaches rural physicians and midwives to use ultrasound to answer four questions about third trimester pregnancies. Analysis and imaging is taught using real patients.
The Shock Course – a one day course that teaches rural physicians how to treat haemodynamic shock. Simulators and live scenarios are both used in this course.
Hands On Ultrasound Skills Enhancement (HOUSE) – a modular point-of-care ultrasound course that can be customized to your community’s learning needs.
The Rural BC Airway Mannequin Loan Program – a flexible provincial airway mannequin rental program that allows rural practitioners to practice airway management skills and drills on a regular basis.
Rural courses offered at a distance:
Rural Rounds Videoconferencing Series – a monthly videoconference series that delivers relevant, up to date and rural specific CME. Speakers either live and work in rural areas of BC, or possess an understanding of the unique circumstances of the rural health care provider.
CME on the Run! – a series of six, short snapper style lectures presented over the 2015-16 academic year. Accessible via videoconference.
Specialist Journal Club in Internal Medicine – aimed at the general internal medicine practitioner, this journal club could cover all aspects of internal medicine, including acute and chronic care, and both office and hospital topics. Participants are internists, both urban and rural from across the province.
Rural Emergency Medicine Journal Club – a journal club designed for physicians who provide emergency medicine care in rural BC and in small urban areas. Participants will cover five new and relevant emergency medicine articles from Fall 2014 to Spring 2015.
Sexual Health Forum – a journal club and virtual community of practice where physicians can expand their knowledge, skills, and expertise in sexual healthcare provision.