Rural Videoconference Series

September 10, 2019 - June 2, 2020

Tuesdays from 8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. MST

This is a series of weekly high quality one-hour continuing medical education sessions, presented by clinical experts. Each presentation is focused on evidence-based information that is directly applicable to rural primary care and hospital environments.

For more information, please contact ruralcme@ucalgary.ca

Series objectives:

Learners will be equipped to,

  • develop and enhance their assessment, investigation and treatment skills for patients presenting to the rural primary care office or emergency department
  • determine which patients can be optimally managed in the rural setting and those who require referral to a specialist
  • build a community of practice through discussion and collective learning in their rural community

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Clinical Event Debriefing in Rural Context

September 22, 2020

Speaker: Stuart Rose

  • Articulate the value and principles of Clinical Event Debriefing
  • Apply Clinical Event Debriefing strategies and describe appropriate tools for your local rural context

Coming Soon!


A Study on the Cargill COVID-19 Outbreak

September TBD

Speaker: Gabriel Fabreau

  • Recognize the Anatomy, Determinants, and Impacts of the Cargill COVID-19 Outbreak Among Newcomers and their Families in Canada

Coming Soon!


COVID update – The Science, MOH South Zone and Lessons Learned

September 8, 2020

Speakers: John Gill, Vivien Suttorp, Adam Vyse

  • Describe the scientific update of COVID since March
  • Explain MOH rural related COVID update
  • Apply lessons learned from High River outbreak in your local context

Coming Soon!


Managing Anxiety and Stress Virtually during COVID-19: Rural Patients and Practitioners

June 2, 2020

  • Address virtual support and consultation to patients with anxiety and stress during isolation in COVID 19
  • Apply strategies for managing healthcare providers mental wellness issues in the time of a pandemic
  • Identify resources available for rural healthcare practitioners for both patients and themselves

Rural ER Patient Management and Disaster Planning

May 26 2020

  • Apply the principles of disaster planning to develop and implement a disaster plan for your rural emergency department or health center
  • Apply different strategies managing adult and geriatric patients in rural ER during COVID 19 time

There is no RVC on May 19, 2020


Rural ER Management in the time of COVID-19

May 12, 2020

  • Set up a COVID ward in your rural ED or Virtual Respiratory Assessment Clinic safely and appropriately, manage patients flow and triage, and care for sick COVID patients (non-ICU) before transporting
  • Design eSIM programs to prepare your rural hospital/clinic
  • Describe some best rural community practice that can be applied in your own hospital/clinic

Rural OBGYN Management in the Time of COVID-19

May 5, 2020

  • effectively apply PPE for deliveries and keep practitioners and parents safe during deliveries
  • manage and transport COVID positive/suspected patients for safe delivery to a regional hospital
  • apply virtual care strategies to manage gynecology issues such as pelvic masses, lab work, etc, during COVID-19

Safe Intubation and Ventilation in the time of COVID in Rural Areas

April 28, 2020

  • Identify strategies to ensure safe intubation in very ill patients when resources are limited
  • Perform effective post intubation care to patients in rural areas in the time of COVID
  • Apply ventilation strategies in rural areas in the time of COVID

Alcohol and Substance Use in the Time of COVID-19

April 21, 2020

  • Apply virtual care strategies to care for patients with alcohol and substance use in the time of COVID in rural areas
  • Determine when face to face care or acute care is necessary for patients and take appropriate steps to refer
  • Determine what resources are available virtually for patient support and advice during COVID

COVID-19 Rural Management Update

April 7, 2020

  • summarize the spread in rural communities and identify rural hotspots
  • describe effective prevention methods and necessary preparation in rural communities for a potential outbreak
  • advise patients on the implication of symptomatic, asymptomatic, transmission and management measures
  • articulate management strategies for COVID-19 patients and non-COVID patients in rural communities with limited resource

COVID-19 Rural Update

March 31, 2020

  • Describe AHS protocols for COVID-19 pandemic
  • Describe AHS treatment protocol or recommendation, and well as healthcare providers self-care including PPE
  • Recognize COVID-19 symptoms and differentiate it from other flu
  • Explain proper testing procedure
  • Advise patients on prevention practice