Puvirnituq Training


IMPORTANT

Trainees are required to be fit-tested for N95 Respirators before their rotation/elective in Puvirnituq.


LOCATION

Puvirnituq (PUV) is an Inuit community on the Povungnituk River near its mouth (north-west corner) on the Hudson Bay. The only access to the community is by air. The teaching site is part of the Inuulitsivik Health Centre.


CAPACITY

• 2 trainees per period


LENGTH OF ROTATION

• 1 or 2 months


LANGUAGE

• Spoken: French with staff and English with patients

• Charting: French, and/or English


CLINICAL EXPOSURE AND LEARNING EXPERIENCES

 

Rotation primarily done in Hospital

 

Trainees can be exposed to:
• ER
• Home care/visits
• Intensive Care
• Long Term Care Facility
• Minor Procedures
• On-Call
• Visits to other villages (on occasion)
• Teaching Activities
• Walk-in Clinic
• Ward and Patient Services
• Other clinical exposures: Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Medevac

The trainees assigned supervisor may change during the course of their rotation.


OTHER INTERESTING INFORMATION

Hospital provides primary healthcare services. It serves seven villages in the Hudson Bay.
• 1450 Admissions/year
• The patient population is of avout 7500 Inuit spread over 7 coastal villages
• 25 beds
• Population in PUV is about 1900