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Annual General Meeting

Mark your calendars for Thursday, October 13th for the Annual General Meeting (AGM) for Prairie Mountain Health (PMH).

 

The  2015/2016 Annual General Meeting will be held at Elkhorn Ranch near Clear Lake, MB., from
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dr. Michael Routledge, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer for Manitoba Health, Healthy Living and Seniors, will be the guest speaker.  His presentation will focus on the 2015 Health Status of Manitobans.

Prior to the AGM, the PMH Board will meet with its Local Health Involvment Groups and hold its own regular meeting that day.

 

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Remember to Wash Your Hands

Think about all the things you touch in a day.  The light switch in the bathroom, the coffee machine at work, the keyboard at your desk, the shopping cart at the grocery store. Think about how many other people have touched those things? 

Hand washing is one of the most practical and effective ways of preventing the spread of disease, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). So why do so many people neglect to do this simple task?

According to the Registered Nurses Association of Manitoba only 1 in 3 Manitobans wash their hands after using the bathroom.  Not only should you practice hand washing after using the washroom.  Everyone needs to be encouraged to wash hands many times throughout your day, this includes:
• Before, during, and after preparing food
• Before and after eating
• After diapering young children
• Before and after caring for someone who is sick
• After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
• Before touching your eyes, nose or mouth
• Handling pets/animals
• When your hands are visibly dirty

Proper hand washing means:
• Rinse hands with warm, running water, add soap to palms and rub hands together to create lather
• Thoroughly cover all the surfaces of your hands and fingers (including nails) for 10 to 15 seconds
• Rinse under warm, running water
• Dry hands thoroughly with single-use towel or hand dryer
• Turn off the tap with a clean paper towel
If your hands are not visibly soiled, and soap and water is not available, you can use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer (but ensure the alcohol content is at least 60 percent).

Wash your hands often and help reduce the spread of germs.

 

World Suicide Prevention Day

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World Suicide Prevention Day


SEPTEMBER 9, 2016


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Be one who makes a difference. Be one.

 


September 9th is World Suicide Prevention Day in Brandon. Communities across the world come together to remember those who have died by suicide, support bereaved family and friends, and renew our commitment to helping everyone reconnect with their reasons to live.

This year the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) has chosen the theme connect, communicate, care – Be One Who Makes a Difference.  CASP has developed many new resources to help families, communities, workplaces and service providers become suicide safer and enhance their capacity to support those at risk of suicide or affected by suicide. These resources can be downloaded from the CASP website www.suicideprevention.ca.

Various WSPD activities are being planned in the Prairie Mountain Health region. In Brandon, a public gathering will be held at Prairie Oasis Senior Centre (241 – 8th Street) on Friday September 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM to recognize those who are working to make our community suicide-safer, and to support those whose lives have been impacted by suicide. The event is being sponsored by Brandon and Area SPIN (Suicide Prevention Implementation Network) and is open to all. There will be a 15th Anniversary celebration for SPIN as well.

On Thursday September 8, 2016, there will be a free SafeTALK training held at Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre (255 – 9th Street) for anyone who wishes to learn more about how to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. Register by calling Kaila Derhak at 204-578-2490 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more information on these or other events taking place throughout the region please contact John Jackson at 204-729-3858, Jill Brown at 204-578-2713 or visit www.spinbrandon.ca.

 

SPIN AWARD NOMINATION FORM - 2016 Awards of Excellence for Making Our Community Suicide-Safer

 

 

WSPD Poster 2016

 

World Suicide Prevention Day
SEPTEMBER 9, 2016
    Be one who wears a ribbon. Be one who reaches out. Be one who speaks up. Be one who listens. Be one who makes a difference. Be one.
September 9th is World Suicide Prevention Day in Brandon. Communities across the world come together to remember those who have died by suicide, support bereaved family and friends, and renew our commitment to helping everyone reconnect with their reasons to live.
This year the Canadian Association for Suicide Prevention (CASP) has chosen the theme connect, communicate, care – Be One Who Makes a Difference.  CASP has developed many new resources to help families, communities, workplaces and service providers become suicide safer and enhance their capacity to support those at risk of suicide or affected by suicide. These resources can be downloaded from the CASP website www.suicideprevention.ca.
Various WSPD activities are being planned in the Prairie Mountain Health region. In Brandon, a public gathering will be held at Prairie Oasis Senior Centre (241 – 8th Street) on Friday September 9 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM to recognize those who are working to make our community suicide-safer, and to support those whose lives have been impacted by suicide. The event is being sponsored by Brandon and Area SPIN (Suicide Prevention Implementation Network) and is open to all. There will be a 15th Anniversary celebration for SPIN as well.
On Thursday September 8, 2016, there will be a free SafeTALK training held at Elspeth Reid Family Resource Centre (255 – 9th Street) for anyone who wishes to learn more about how to recognize persons with thoughts of suicide and to connect them to suicide first aid resources. Register by calling Kaila Derhak at 204-578-2490 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For more information on these or other events taking place throughout the region please contact John Jackson at 204-729-3858, Jill Brown at 204-578-2713 or visit www.spinbrandon.ca.

Three New Nurse Practitioners

 

Prairie Mountain Health (PMH) is pleased to announce that three new Nurse Practitioners (NPs) have successfully been recruited to provide services within the health region. Two of the three NPs were PMH-sponsored students and recent graduates of the Nurse Practitioner (Master of Nursing) Program.

The three new NPs will be working out of the communities of Melita, Ste. Rose and Winnipegosis.  PMH will be providing notification to residents regarding clinic hours of operation and how to make an appointment to see the NP in the three communities very soon.

“One of our strategic directions and priorities involves continually improving access to care for patients, clients and residents within our health region,” stated Penny Gilson, Chief Executive Officer of PMH.

“With assistance from Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living we have been able to support a ‘grow your own’ type of strategy, which sees nurses upgrade their training to become qualified Nurse Practitioners,” Gilson added.

Nurse Practitioners work independently from physicians and prescribe medications, order and manage the results of screening and lab work, request diagnostic tests (like x-rays, CT scans and MRIs), do suturing and casting as well as some other minor procedures.  However, as part of a team approach, there may be times when a NP needs to consult with a physician, specialist or other health care professionals to ensure that overall health care needs of clients are met.

Besides general primary care, NPs focus on wellness and healthy lifestyles.  A NP is able to provide screening, management, education and follow-up for patients/clients that have chronic illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure.   

PMH sincerely appreciates the assistance and guidance of physicians and other NPs that helped recent graduates with their mentorship phases required through the NP Program.

In the Prairie Mountain Health region, there are currently 13 full-time and two casual NPs on staff. They are based in or serve the communities of: Baldur, Birtle, Boissevain, Carberry, Erickson, Glenboro, Grandview, Melita, Minnedosa, Roblin, Russell, Ste. Rose, Wawanesa, Winnipegosis and the 7th Street Health Access Centre in Brandon. 

Some NPs also provide service on the PMH Mobile Clinic, which has been seeing patients in the region since February 2014.  They can also be found working in a variety of settings including primary care clinics and personal care homes.

 

Read the latest edition of Thrive featuring an article on our Nurse Practitioners: Enhancing Access to Care Within Prairie Mountain Health

 

 

 

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SPIN award nomination form. Do you know someone or an organization who help make our community suicide-safer? https://t.co/iCiYT0NBLJ
Women's Wellness Clinic - Hamiota Medical Clinic, TODAY from 10am-3pm. Call 204-764-4218 for appt. #bdnmb
#bdnmb Diabetes Heart Health Program, FREE "Blood Pressure" class, Thurs. Aug 25 from 930am-1130am call to register 204-578-2370
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