Comprehensive Approach to Rural Emergencies

Course provider

2 day course

Intended for:

  • Family Physicians/GPs on call in rural ER
  • ER physicians
  • Paramedics

Accreditation: 17.5 MainPro-M1 credits

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Format: scenarios, hands on, web resources with quizzes to self-test knowledge

Based on: ACLS, ATLS

Equipment used: Trauma dolls, OB pelvises, intraosseous drill

This course can travel to your community and/or local hospital and is offered at conferences throughout BC

Topics covered:

  • Multi-disciplinary emergency care
  • Airway station: Basic vent, BVM, Endotrachial intubation, Airway adjuncts (boogie, LMA, King), Surgical airways
  • Airway simulations: Seizures, Decreases LOC, Cardiorespiratory, RSI
  • Vascular, fractures, burns: Intraosseous access, Pelvic and femoral fractures, Central lines (burns), Fluids, pulmonary edema
  • Head, Neck and Chest: Head injuries

Learning objectives:

To 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 judgment and decision-making
  • effective communication and teamwork in the multidisciplinary setting
  • effective techniques for managing the challenges of emergency care in the rural setting

Procedural skills learned:

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Affiliated with:
Rural Coordination Centre of BC (RCCbc) – email Rebecca Lindley or Jel Coward for more info