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Real-Time Virtual Support’s RUDi, MaBAL and CHARLiE pathways are free and friendly support from virtual physicians and they are available to nurses in rural, remote and Indigenous communities.

When would you need to call?

When you’re on your own


If you are a nurse at a nursing station or another health centre without a physician, you can call RTVS for support.


To book a simulation


Does your team need to practice something and you want RTVS support? Book a simulation and we can facilitate it. Visit the RTVS Simulations page to find out more.


Team needs support


Nurses can connect with RTVS if the physician(s) they are working with ask for additional help. Sometimes physicians are too busy to make the call to RTVS — you can help.


Consider embedding RTVS into your team


Having RUDi, MaBAL and CHARLiE on your team is like having extra colleagues. We are happy to meet with your rural clinical team to discuss how we can be part of your support system. Email [email protected].



Emergency Department coverage

In addition to providing 24/7 nursing outpost station coverage, RTVS’s RUDi doctors have supported nurses at small rural hospitals. This work – where the RUDi doctor is temporarily the Most Responsible Provider (MRP) at a small rural Emergency Department with on-the-ground nurses – has sometimes prevented diversion and is designed to try to prevent physician burn-out and aid with recruitment and retention.

MaBAL Coaching Sessions

Registered Midwives and Registered Nurses have been providing coaching sessions for nurses as part of MaBAL outreach. The coaching sessions, which run on Thursdays at 12 noon Pacific, are geared towards nurses supporting maternity care in rural sites. The popular sessions started in January 2022 and covered a range of topics through interactive case discussions. Topics covered included:

  • First Trimester Bleeding
  • Imminent Delivery
  • Infant Nutrition and Breastfeeding
  • Cord Prolapse
  • Discharge Education in Early Labour
  • Perinatal Loss

See the calendar below to add the events into your calendar.

Rural Rounds: Vulvodynia

Virtual , Canada

Rural Rounds provides rural healthcare providers with up-to-date and relevant medical education through interactive Zoom presentations. If you practice or support rural communities in British Columbia, you are encouraged to join these engaging sessions!   Speaker: Dr. Melanie Altas This session is accredited for 1 Mainpro+   REGISTER


SPRUCe | Familial Hypercholesterolemia in Children and Adolescents

Virtual , Canada

Did you know that 1:250 people have Familial Hypercholesterolemia?  Are you screening ALL your PEDIATRIC patients as guidelines suggest?  Do you know what to do with the lab results?   Join this free online session, hosted by SPRUCe, with a presentation from Kevin Harris, MD, MHSc and Venessa Thorsen, BSc (Hons), MSc Candidate. Presentation learning objectives: ·       Understand … Continued


Rural POCUS Rounds: Adult Abdomen

Virtual , Canada

Join Dr. Kevin Fairbairn on Friday, June 14, 2024, for a talk on Adult Abdomen Ultrasound.   DATE: Friday, June 14, 2024 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm PDT   REGISTER HERE   This webinar is for the professional development of health professionals. As an accredited learning activity, this session is intended to provide an … Continued

Nawh whu’nus’en – We see in two worlds: Trauma sensitive practices for collectively healing in relationship (Level 1 | June 17)

Virtual , Canada

* As this course is funded by the Joint Standing Committee on Rural Issues, we are currently prioritizing registration for rural health care professionals practicing in regulated clinical professions. Please note the registration dates below. Until June 2, 2024: registration is open for currently practicing health care professionals who serve rural BC. June 3-17, 2024: general registration … Continued

RTVS for Nurses poster

Real-Time Virtual Support’s RUDi, MaBAL and CHARLiE pathways are free and friendly support from virtual physicians and they are available to nurses. Download the RTVS for Nurses poster and print it and post it at your rural health site to keep the RTVS pathways top of mind.

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