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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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  • Calling the midwife is catching on in Taber

    Calling the midwife is catching on in Taber

    Stacy Peleskey and Emily West are making a home visit with post-partum client, Eva Bergen. Peleskey is a midwife whose clinic is...

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  • Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year from RhPAP

    Best wishes for a happy holiday season and a joyous new year from RhPAP

    As 2020 draws to a close, the RhPAP team would like to express our gratitude for the opportunity to work with so...

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  • Rural Physicians get virtual assist in tackling COVID-19

    Rural Physicians get virtual assist in tackling COVID-19

    For Dr. Kelly Burak, a positive COVID-19 test provided the inspiration to help rural Alberta physicians combat the virus through virtual professional...

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  • Rural VIP No. 14: Rural Health Education and the Pathway to Rural Practice

    Rural VIP No. 14: Rural Health Education and the Pathway to Rural Practice

    The fourteenth survey for the members of the Rural Voice Information Panel (Rural VIP) was sent out November 5, 2020 to 227...

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  • Nursing career options go beyond hospital walls 

    Nursing career options go beyond hospital walls 

    Teacher, secretary, hairdresser, or nurse. For at least one young woman growing up in a small rural community during the early ’80s, the...

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  • Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care role different than acute care

    Home-care nurses often have to bite their tongues and listen. What it means to care for someone in their own home is...

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  • Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Rural nurses must be prepared for any health crisis

    Nurses never quite know what they will be dealing with when a patient arrives at a rural hospital. In her previous role...

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  • Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    Provost nurse cares for her neighbours 

    For Val Paice, driving more than an hour, twice a day for ten months was worth the sacrifice. As a married mother with...

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  • Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Northern nurses love living and working rural

    Registered nurse, Lawrence McNeil, knew rural Alberta was where he belonged even before he enrolled in nursing school in Edmonton.  McNeil was working part-time...

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  • Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Fondness for rural life drives Ponoka RN’s passion for health care

    Dennie Hycha enjoys gazing out her office window and taking in the picture-perfect view. The registered nurse is not looking out the...

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  • Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

    Detective work plays out in Arrowwood clinic

    RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in...

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  • New clinic aims to get patients back on track

    New clinic aims to get patients back on track

    RhPAP continues its celebration of 2020 The Year of the Nurse and the Midwife with profiles of three nurse practitioners (NPs) in...

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