Pinaymootang First Nation Health Centre

824 Main Market Road

Fairford, MB, R0C 0X0

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204-659-2500

Community Health & Professional Services

NURSING SERVICE

The Community Health Nurse (CHN) provide a variety of services such as; health education, home visits, communicable disease control, individualized health counseling, raising awareness on issues related to healthy lifestyles, creating partnerships for provincial projects and increasing community awareness of healthy lifestyles among First Nation Families within Pinaymootang First Nation.

 

Community Health Nursing involves maintaining and improving health through activities focusing primarily on prevention, health education and assessments.

Community Health Nurses, along with the health team, plan and implement health programs based on community needs. Although the priorities and focus for health programs may vary from community to community, the overall community health plan is to improve and maintain health.

Providing primary health care in communities places unique demands and nurses are required to; 

 

  • Visit new parents, facilitating new baby care;

  • Provide immunization;

  • Encourage physical activity;

  • Facilitate community education sessions;

  • Provide primary care services for common conditions during scheduled clinics;

  • Attend to emergency needs (for example: trauma, obstetrical emergencies and cardic conditions);

  • Health promotion;

  • Disease prevention;

  • Illness management; and

  • Clinical assessment.

 

The Community Health Nursing (CHN) promotes the traditional view of public health. The program supports the delivery of holistic programs and services within communities. The CHN services are embracing an integrated approach with focus on population based services that support individual, families and communities in dealing with the multiple factors that affect their health; rather than relying on the curative services after illness or chronic conditions develop. The CHN services are based on the development of self-reliance and empowerment of both the individual and community. The nursing program aims at support people in self-care, health self-care, and illness self-care.

 

PHYSICIAN SERVICES

In community Physician Services are provided one day per week every Tuesday at the Pinaymootang Health Centre with Dr. Kahsur.       

PHARMACY SERVICES

 In working in partnership with Amenity Pharmacy in Ashern, Manitoba to bring pharmacy services to Pinaymootang, Pharmacist Doug Thidrickson provides this service one day per week every Thursdays at the Pinaymootang Health Centre.

OPTOMETRIST SERVICES

This is a new service that is being provided on an yearly basis in the community by Dr. Robert Maxin.

DENTAL THERAPIST SERVICES

The goal of the Children's Oral Health Initiative (COHI) and Oral Health Professional (dental hygienist/dental therapist/dentist) activities is to address the high rates of preventable dental disease and to provide First Nations and Inuit communities with opportunities to:

  1. Implement and participate in activities to address and reduce dental disease incidence;

  2. Reduce untreated disease burden within their communities;

  3. Promote good oral health practices; and

  4. Provide access to oral health clinical services within their scope of practice.

 

Dental Health Therapist Lucy Diaz provides this service to Pinaymootang every Mondays and Tuesdays of each week.

COMMUNITY HEALTH REPRESENTATIVE (CHR)

The Community Health Representative (CHR) is responsible for participating in the delivery of high standard Community Health, treatment and surveillance programs in order to provide quality health prevention and treatment in the community. As a member of the Health Care Team, the CHR is responsible for liaising between patients, families, the community and health care providers to ensure patients and families understand their conditions and treatment, and are receiving appropriate care.

FOOT CARE

The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends all persons living with diabetes to have at least one foot examination per year completed by a Certified Foot Care Nurse. This exam would include foot care education, support and encouragement for self-care preventative maintenance. Clients identified with increased risk are followed on a more regular basis, such as every three months or more based on their risk category.

A Certified Foot Care Nurse is available at the Pinaymootang Health Centre twice a month to provide basic foot care to diabetics and elders in the community. Basic foot care includes the following:

  • Basic Foot and Lower Limb Assessment

  • Basic Wound Assessment

  • Basic Footwear Assessment/Examination

  • Corn and Callus Reduction

  • Nail Care

  • Client Education and Health Promotion (Foot related)

  • Referrals to Footwear Fittings

  • Referrals to Medical Specialists

To book an appointment for yourself or make a referral for a family member in need of basic foot care contact the Home & Community Care program at the Pinaymootang Health Centre.