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RhPAP’s Rural Voice Information Panel 

RhPAP values hearing from rural Albertans about health care in their communities. Throughout the years, RhPAP has been privileged to work alongside our community stakeholders,…

RhPAP values hearing from rural Albertans about health care in their communities. Throughout the years, RhPAP has been privileged to work alongside our community stakeholders, gaining insight into what communities are most passionate about when it comes to rural health…

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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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  • Point-of-care ultrasound turns low-risk patients into no-risk patients

    Point-of-care ultrasound turns low-risk patients into no-risk patients

    Now approaching the 1000th time it has been taught, the continually-improving and intensive Emergency Department Echo (EDE) Course is still raising the...

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  • ‘It’s a game changer’ RhPAP Brings EDE Ultrasound Course to Brooks

    ‘It’s a game changer’ RhPAP Brings EDE Ultrasound Course to Brooks

    “Ultrasound is the stethoscope for the 21st century,” says Dr. Doewe Kits, an emergency room physician in Brooks. “What ultrasound allows us...

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  • Sign up now for Point-of-Care-Ultrasound Training workshop – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Sign up now for Point-of-Care-Ultrasound Training workshop – The Alberta Rural Physician Action Plan

    Sign up now for a Point-of-Care-Ultrasound Training workshop on Vancouver Island June 2-4, 2018 The April workshop is full and June is...

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