We draw on our own experiences with such situations to design protocols and teachings that are meaningful, realistic and easy to retain. We strive to separate the “must do” from the “nice to do”, leading to streamlined and effective decision making that is geared towards a limited number of high-impact interventions.
Rural Acute Care: Essentials Course
This course covers six core topics: arrhythmias, shortness of breath, shock, altered level of consciousness, MI and cardiac arrest.
Rural Acute Care: Advanced
Advanced Course is aimed at the more experienced providers, or a provider who has finished the Basic Course and wants more of a challenge.
Rural Trauma Course
The trauma course provides a common-sense approach andconsists of 9 high fidelity scenarios as well as a practice session.
Rural Airways Excellence
6 High fidelity scenarios and a practice session that focuses on: direct laryngoscopy, video laryngoscopy Glidescope and cricothyroidotomy.
We are a group of rural emergency docs dedicated to developing and providing educational content suited and useful to other rural hospital-based physicians. We think the various “Life Support” courses often do not reflect the reality of rural practice very well and that much of the CME teachings reflects the practices of large scale urban centers rather then small remote hospitals. Everything is different when you are rural. Resources and manpower are scarce. Backup is limited. Imagining is often unavaliable or requires serious logistical planning to obtain. Decisions on who, how and when to transfer loom large.
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We are partnered with the Simulation Lab at Queen’s University which provides us with a ready access to high-tech simulation equipment and highly experienced simulation technicians.