What we’ve been up to in 2018
Well, we’ve had a busy year here at RuralResus! We went to Picton twice to run the Airway course and the ECG seminar in situ and they were both extremely well received! Lennox and Addington Hospital’s ER group came down to our sim lab to do the Trauma course. Docs, nurses and an NP worked together to diagnose stabilize and treat our seriously injured mannequins and perform chest tubes, crics and IOs on our live tissue models. Trenton Memorial Hospital nurses came to assist docs from as far as Mt Allison, Glouster and Watertown as they worked on the critically ill patients during the Acute Care Advanced and Airway courses. We have established a relationship with Corrections Canada and we continue to train Corrections nurses in medical crisis response using procedural trainers and high fidelity simulation. Finally, we have been training the Canadian Forces combat medics in austere environment trauma management which is always a memorable experience! We use different parts of the sim lab to simulate a Role 1 (Forward Operating Base) and Role 3 (Trauma Hospital) facilities, allowing for different levels of Forces providers to practice to the full extent of their abilities and then hand their cases off to the higher level facility.
We also continue our relationship with the Family Medicine Forum and look forward to providing our Comprehensive ECG course for the 50 family docs that have registered in Toronto.
We will continue to provide high-impact medical education designed for family docs and rural practitioners and we hope to see you at one of our courses soon!
Dr Filip Gilic, CCFP-EM for RuralResus