40th Annual Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals & Pre-conference Trauma Nursing Core Course
January 19-21, 2024
Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals provides updates on clinical topics relevant for physicians, nurses, and other health professionals who practise in rural communities. Through a combination of plenary lectures, small group interactive sessions and workshops, participants will review current best practices, guidelines, tools, and techniques for investigating and managing emergent patients – from pre-hospital to the rural emergency department. For more information and to register, visit the conference webpage.
As a pre-conference opportunity, the University of Calgary is also offering an In-person Trauma Nursing Core Course (TNCC). This course is taught by qualified nurses and is widely recognized by hospitals and trauma centres worldwide. The course focuses on the knowledge, critical thinking skills, and application-based training needed to enhance the safety of trauma patients and improve outcomes.
To support rural health professionals to access this training, RhPAP will provide the following registration bursaries. Please note: health professionals are only eligible to apply for one of the following bursaries:
- This is now FULL – $523.95 for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse practitioners, respiratory therapists, physician assistants, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and midwives who wish to attend Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals in person. RhPAP will provide this bursary for the first 15 eligible health professionals to apply and provide proof of in-person conference registration before January 7, 2024.
- $735 for the first 12 eligible nurses to apply and provide proof of registration by January 7, 2024.
To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, nurse practitioner, respiratory therapist, physician assistant, emergency medical technician, paramedic, or midwife in Alberta in good standing with their regulatory college (if applicable)
- Do the majority of their work in a rural Alberta community outside the defined Census Metropolitan Area (CMA) boundaries of Calgary or Edmonton with a population of fewer than 15,000 people (For more information, visit rhpap.ca/about.)
- Provide proof of in-person registration for and attend Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals and/or the TNCC Course (Register through the conference webpage or the TNCC webpage.)
- Before January 7, 2024, be one of the first 15 eligible health professionals to apply for the registration bursary for Emergency Medicine for Rural Hospitals or one of the first 12 eligible nurses to apply for the registration bursary for TNCC
- Be willing to share your conference experience with RhPAP for a follow-up story after the conference