U of Alberta students learn what it’s like to be a health provider in a rural northern Alberta community
Health providers from the Lac La Biche region will teach over 25 students from the University of Alberta nursing and physiotherapy departments basic health-care skills at an upcoming skills weekend in Lac La Biche, Alberta on March 6-8, 2020. The weekend offers participants an interactive, skills-based introduction to working in rural Alberta as part of a multidisciplinary rural health-care team. Students can speak with instructors about health-related careers in the community, and the educational requirements for specific careers in health care. The intent of the post-secondary skills weekend is to encourage future health-care providers to consider a career in rural Alberta, and learn about the local opportunities available. Students also receive a taste of the local culture, with tours of Lac La Biche attractions, and a “comfort cabin” camping experience at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park. On Sunday, participants will attend the Plamondon Cabane a Sucre festival, and visit Tree de la Vie Midwifery.
RhPAP Skills Day at Portage College, Lac La Biche Campus
- Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP),
- Lac La Biche Regional Attraction & Retention Society (LLB RARS)
- Portage College
- U of A Facultie Saint-Jean
- Association canadienne-Francais de l’Alberta
- Alberta Health Services
Location: Portage College – Lac La Biche Campus, 9531-94 Ave, Lac La Biche, Alta.
Days: March 7, 2020
Time: 9 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Skills: Hospital Tour, Interosseous, Mental Health, Suturing, and Advanced Airway
- Jason Steadman (LLB RARS Chair, Event Co-lead)
- Charlyn Moore (Event Co-lead)
RhPAP Skills Events
RhPAP Skills Events, including Skills Days and Skills Weekends for high school and post-secondary students, are sponsored by RhPAP, and are scheduled in rural Alberta communities throughout the year by the RhPAP Rural Community Consultant team.
RhPAP Rural Community Consultant North East Zone
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Rural Health Professions Action Plan