Community Health & Professional Services
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 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 optimal health.
In community Physician Services are provided one day per week every Tuesday at the Pinaymootang Health Centre with Dr. Le.
In working in partnership with Life Smart Pharmacy in Winnipeg, Manitoba to bring pharmacy services to Pinaymootang, Pharmacist Dan Kyrzyk provides this service one day per week every Tuesday at the Pinaymootang Health Centre.
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:
Implement and participate in activities to address and reduce dental disease incidence;
Reduce untreated disease burden within their communities;
Promote good oral health practices; and
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.
The Canadian Diabetes Association recommends all persons living with diabetes to have at least 1-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.
A Certified Foot Care Nurse is available at the Pinaymootang Health Centre 4 days a month (Monday/Tuesday bi-weekly) 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
Client Education and Health Promotion (Foot related)
Referrals to Footwear Fittings
Referrals to Medical Specialists
To book an appointment, please contact Brenda Henry at the Pinaymootang Health Centre at 204-659-5786.