Real-Time Virtual Support (RTVS) pathways is a new virtual support initiative enabling rural health care providers to deliver timely patient-centred care closer to home. Physicians, nurse practitioners, and nurses in rural, remote, and Indigenous communities will have access to 24-hour, just-in-time advice through Zoom and can be connected to one of five teams providing culturally safe and compassionate support:
- ROSe—Critical care
- MaBAL—Maternity and newborn
- UBC Dermatology rural and remote service
These teams have an understanding of the rural and cultural contexts and are available to support rural health care providers for any issue, including:
- Providing a patient consult, second opinion, or ongoing patient support.
- Reviewing a patient case.
- Running through patient simulation scenarios.
- Navigating the health care system.
- Providing collaborative support in critical times.
To learn more about the pathways and how to access them, download the RTVS Toolkit for Healthcare Providers at http://bit.ly/RTVSToolkit. The toolkit includes access information, Zoom instructions, FAQs, bios and photos of RTVS teams, and posters.
Real-Time Virtual Support is an initiative of the Virtual Health and Wellness Collaborative for Rural and First Nations BC. For more information visit https://rccbc.ca/rtvs.
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