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Welcome to the home of the International Rural and Remote Prehospital Collaborative!


The Rural and Remote Prehospital Collaborative discussion group is a special interest group composed of agency managers, practitioners, educators, First Nations Health, Medical, Community Nursing and health human resources specialists from various countries and regions. iR2Pcis committed to exploring the development of effective, evidence based emergency health services in the unique and resource challenged environment of rural and remote communities through sharing solutions.

Rural and Remote centres include smaller villages, settlements and less densely populated regions where resources are limited, and the provision of care is characterized by volunteer providers, longer response times, no hospital facilities, low practice volumes, distance education and remote medical oversight models.

DRAFT Mission Statement

The iR2Pc discussion group promotes the international exchange of information and experience related to the provision of emergency health care services to residents of rural and remote areas by engaging novel resource management / communications strategies, untraditional training and continuing medical education programming and remote medical oversight models in a culturally sensitive manner, and to be a resource to public policy makers, systems managers, and others. While its focus is on rural and remote medicine, the lessons learned and shared resources may prove beneficial to EMS systems in developing countries and in underserved urban areas.


Sponsored by: The Paramedic Foundation