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.
HOUSE-OB – a one day course that teaches rural physicians and midwives to use ultrasound to answer questions about first and third trimester pregnancies. Analysis and imaging is taught using real patients.
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.
The ESCAPE Course – a high fidelity simulation course for Family Practice Anesthetists to build team dynamics and optimize critical resource management in the rural perioperative setting
Clinical Coaching for Excellence – a program that pairs a rural provider with an experienced mentor-colleague to optimize individual clinical practice through personalized and context-specific coaching
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 Online Journal Club – several journal clubs are offered for specialists and GP specialists over several months during the fall/winter.
Wilderness Medicine Course – a hands-on course which teaches healthcare providers how to treat and transport an injured person in a wilderness setting. This course is usually offered in conjunction with the BC Rural Health Conference.
Rural Physician Mentoring Program – this program pairs a new to rural practice physician mentee with an experienced rural practitioner mentor. While there are face-to-face meetings in this program, much of the follow up contact is conducted via technology
Nanaimo Emergency Education Program (NEEP) – a full-time, remunerated fellowship in Emergency Medicine for family physicians in small or rural communities. Offered in Nanaimo, BC.