Practising teamwork

Nearly 30 healthcare workers from regional hospitals taking part in a two-day CARE course in Clearwater

Dr. Helmcken Hospital's (l-r) Dr. Alice Gwyn

Dr. Helmcken Hospital's (l-r) Dr. Alice Gwyn

What do you do when an 11-year-old girl comes into the hospital complaining of a headache after falling while skateboarding – and then goes unconscious?

Dr. Helmcken Hospital’s (l-r) Dr. Alice Gwyn and nurse Patricia Sullivan wait as paramedics Fern Ryley and Wayne Redman, and Dr. David Abbott look up drug information.

Playing the role of the patient is Maisy Coward of Pemberton.

They were among nearly 30 healthcare workers from regional hospitals taking part in a two-day CARE (comprehensive approach to rural emergencies) course put on by the Rural Coordination Center of BC last weekend at DHMH.

A similar program was held locally in 2013. Clearwater’s Dr. John Soles helped organize both, as well as other rural workshops across B.C.