September 23, 2019
Keeping health care close to home in Drumheller
Post-secondary students learn what it’s like to be a health professional in a rural Alberta community
Health professionals from the Drumheller region will teach over 70 nursing students from Medicine Hat College (MHC), MHC Brooks Campus, and Red Deer College basic health-care skills at an upcoming skills weekend in Drumheller, Alberta on September 28-29, 2019. The weekend offers participants an interactive, skills-based introduction to working in rural Alberta as a health–care professional. Students can speak with the instructors about health-related careers in the community, health-care provider job experiences, and the educational requirements for specific careers in health care. The intent of the post-secondary skills weekend is to encourage future health-care professionals 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 Drumheller and Horseshoe Canyon in the Red Deer River badlands, and will take part in fun activities throughout the weekend.
RhPAP Skills Day at the Drumheller Health Centre
Sponsors: Rural Health Professions Action Plan (RhPAP), the Drumheller Standing Committee on Health, Drumheller & District Chamber of Commerce, and Alberta Health Services
Location: Drumheller Health Centre, 351 9 St NW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y1
Days: September 28, 2019
Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Skills: IV starts, STARS Mobile Education Unit, Obstetrics, Casting, Suturing, and Intubation
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.