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This Peace River paramedic would prefer not to take you to the hospital

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community…

The exciting thing about being a rural community paramedic is that you never know what the day may bring. One thing is certain for community paramedic, Tyne Lunn: each day starts at 7 a.m. at the Emergency Medical Services headquarters…

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  • Mentorship network provides peer-to-peer support and resources for treating chronic pain and addiction 

    Mentorship network provides peer-to-peer support and resources for treating chronic pain and addiction 

    Chronic pain and substance use disorders are serious, complex conditions. Twenty per cent of Canadians report having chronic pain, and, in the...

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  • Job opportunity: Director – Rural and Regional Health (U of A)

    Job opportunity: Director – Rural and Regional Health (U of A)

    The Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Director, Rural and Regional Health....

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  • RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    Physicians in rural Alberta communities can access opportunities through RhPAP to upgrade or gain new skills in order to better meet the...

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  • RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    RhPAP offers Continuing Professional Development opportunities for Rural Alberta physicians

    Physicians in rural Alberta communities can access opportunities through RhPAP to upgrade or gain new skills in order to better meet the...

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  • Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    Learning some new moves at the Bigstone Medical Clinic

    RhPAP works with Wabasca health-care providers to provide tools for reducing stress  How do you cope with stress as a health-care provider?  For the staff...

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  • Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Lethbridge hosts ultrasound training for future rural docs

    Rural family medicine residents from the University of Calgary’s Cummings School of Medicine (U of C CSM) gathered on a snowy Saturday in Lethbridge recently to learn how using point-of-care ultrasound can make a difference in an emergency situation. 

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  • Brooks hosts life-saving Emergency Hysterectomy Course for rural health professionals

    Brooks hosts life-saving Emergency Hysterectomy Course for rural health professionals

    Southern Alberta health professionals recently received life-saving training during a unique learning experience in Brooks. A group of ten physicians and several...

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  • Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Emergency training course brings respect and understanding to fellow providers

    Two-day training focuses on rural health-care scenarios  Realistic emergency scenarios, mixed with a little humour, have physicians, nurses, and paramedics sharing a new...

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  • EDE Course participants complete boot camp training

    EDE Course participants complete boot camp training

    After four days of intensive training, 20 rural physicians are well prepared to use their newly-honed bedside ultrasound skills in the real...

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  • Enrichment training opportunities for Alberta’s rural physicians

    Enrichment training opportunities for Alberta’s rural physicians

    Physicians in rural Alberta have an opportunity to learn the skills they need to better serve their communities. The Peter K. Lindsay...

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  • Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    Boot-camp style ultrasound course kicks training into high gear

    A group of doctors from southern Alberta are ready to put their newfound ultrasound skills to good use. On October 12 and...

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  • Caring for your friends and neighbours: How the CARE Course helps support Alberta’s rural health professionals

    Caring for your friends and neighbours: How the CARE Course helps support Alberta’s rural health professionals

    Erin Welke-Martens knew long before she completed her nursing education that when you work in your own community, your patients are your neighbours, friends, and family. ...

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