The CARE Course (Comprehensive Approaches to Rural Emergencies) is an education package and community of rural emergency medicine providers. The intended audience is physicians, nurses and paramedics.
Developed by rural health care professionals, the two-day course provides interactive hands-on learning in a fun, warm and supportive interprofessional environment. Medical, trauma and obstetric emergency management are featured.
The focus is appropriate to the realities of rural practice and will provide attendees with the skills they need in the Emergency Department. This course is delivered to small groups of healthcare providers in their own rural facility.
The CARE Course meets the accreditation criteria of The College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been accredited for 17 Mainpro-C credits. The CARE Course is approved for 14 educational credits for paramedics by the Emergency Medical Assistants Licensing Board in BC. The CARE Course meets the needs and requirements for Quality Assurance and/or a Professional Development Portfolio for registered nurses and nurse practitioners (17 hours).
At the end of the course, participants will demonstrate, in the context of rural emergency care:
- Early recognition of the critically ill patient.
- Effective initial and definitive airway management.
- Judicious / timely use of critical interventions / procedures.
- Appropriate use of ongoing assessment, monitoring and investigations.
- Practical preparation and facilitation of safe, timely transfer of patients.
- Appropriate clinical judgement and decision-making.
- Effective communication and teamwork in the multidisciplinary setting.
- Effective techniques for managing the challenges of emergency care in the rural setting.
If you are interested in hosting The CARE Course in your community, please e-mail us at theCAREcourse@rccbc.ca.