Research By: Karin Dixon BNSc MN-NP, Amra Dizdarevic BSc, BSN, MN-NP Presented at: Accelerating Primary Care Conference 2014 in West Edmonton Context Each year, more and more Canadians are travelling aboard for work, education and pleasure. This international traveler has a distinctly increased risk of becoming ill or injured while abroad, to which they are often […]
To prevent prevent common illnesses and fight immune aging, those 65 or older are encouraged to visit their Copeman Family Health Nurse (or Nurse Practitioner) to discuss these top 3 vaccines.
Vaccines are extremely efficient in the fight against infection. Most vaccines produce immunity around 90 -100% of the time. A good example is the human papilloma virus vaccine which has an efficacy rate of 96.7%.
The resurgence of preventable diseases emphasizes the importance of understanding the facts before making informed decisions on a matter that can have serious health implications for you, your family and your community.
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, in the last 50 years, immunization has saved more lives in Canada than any other health intervention. So with such impressive results, why are our immunization rates dropping? Often because of these common misconceptions.
To demonstrate the importance of providing high quality, individual -focused complete travel services using an experienced multidisciplinary team and reduce the prevalence and severity of illness and injury obtained by travelers aboard.
In the increasingly global business market, corporate travel is taking people to further destinations for longer periods of time. Because the stakes of these trips can be high, the health of travelling employees should be a top consideration.
In order to help you deal with the months ahead, we’ve outlined the causes, symptoms, preventative steps and basic treatment methods for both the common cold and flu.
Travel offers many unexpected challenges, but illness should never be one of them. Get educated on health risks for exotic destinations and avoid surprises.
Nurse Practitioners (NP’s) are advanced practice registered nurses who have completed graduate-level education and are trained to assess, diagnose and treat common conditions. They have an extensive scope of practice and many areas of expertise including pediatric care, palliative care, urgent care and preventative care.
An annual flu shot reduces the risk of complications associated with influenza infection. Common symptoms are fever, headache, tiredness, cough, and sore throat