RUDi physicians with emergency medicine and rural experience are available 24/7 by Zoom and phone to support rural healthcare providers.
- reviewing a case;
- providing collaborative support in critical times;
- providing *MRP support to nurses working in remote communities;
- running through simulation scenarios;
- helping to navigate the healthcare system including patient transfer;
- assisting you to link with specialists or other pathway providers where appropriate;
- other situations as needed by rural providers.
*The term most responsible physician (MRP), or most responsible practitioner, generally refers to the physician, or other regulated healthcare professional, who has overall responsibility for directing and coordinating the care and management of a patient at a specific point in time.
Whether you are a physician, resident, nurse practitioner, first responder or nurse in a rural, remote or First Nations community, you can make RUDi part of your rural healthcare team. Download the RUDi poster and print it and post it at your rural health site to keep the pathway top of mind.
How to Connect
If you received a Zoom account through RCCbc or Interior Health, the RTVS Pathway contacts are pre-populated and ready to use. Just open Zoom on your computer, phone, or tablet. If you are signed in, you will see all available RTVS pathways under “All Contacts”. Select the Pathway you wish to connect with and click “Meet” for an instant call.
If your Zoom account was provided by a health authority other than IH or you signed up for your own account (outside of RCCbc), you will need to add the RTVS contacts to your account. The RUDi contact to add is: [email protected].
For health authority accounts other than IH, it may take up to 24 hours for your contact request to be accepted, so contacts will show as “pending” until then.
If you need assistance adding contacts, watch the video about adding contacts.
There are three ways to connect to RTVS, via Zoom, over the phone and via FNHA Telehealth Cart. Watch the video below to learn more.