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Archive for June, 2012
Friday, June 08, 2012

Informal Caregivers

INFORMAL CAREGIVERS

 

 

 

·        Are you providing support to a loved one, family member or friend? 

 

·        Have you been a caregiver to someone in the past?

 

 

 

The Province of Manitoba wants to know more about your experience as a caregiver and how we can help you in your care giving role today or in the past. 

 

 

 

There are three ways that caregivers can participate in the Caregiver Consultation process:

 

 

 
     
  1. Online Survey:              Visit  www.gov.mb.ca/shas/caregiver/consultation
 

     2.   Telephone Survey:      Please contact 204-945-6565 or  Toll free: 1-800-665-6565

 

(Deadline for both the online and telephone surveys is June 15, 2012)

 

 

 

3.   Participate in a Focus Group:

 

If you would like to join the following focus group, please register by calling

 

 Home Care at 204-578-2325.

 

           

 

  DATE:             Thursday, June 21, 2012

 

            TIME:               10:00 a.m. to Noon

 

            LOCATION:       Brandon RHA Board Room

 

                                    Brandon Regional Health Authority

 

    150A - 7th Street

 

    Brandon, Manitoba  

 

           

 

Space is limited to 15 participants per group.

Filed under: Health care caregivers

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Friday, June 01, 2012

Emergency Department - Patient Guide


EMERGENCY DEPPARTMENT

 

PATIENT GUIDE

 

 

 

When you are not feeling well, making a visit to the Emergency Department (ED) can be stressful.  The Brandon Regional Health Authority (Brandon RHA) wants to make that easier for you by helping you understand what to expect when you visit the department.

 

 

 

WAITING AREA

 

When you first enter the waiting area you will see an enclosed desk where an emergency nurse called “the triage nurse” is located.  That nurse is the first person you will talk to.  They will ask you why you are there, do a quick assessment, and check your blood pressure and pulse.  The triage nurse will determine how ill or injured you are and how quickly you should be seen. While that is taking place a person at the patient registration desk right next to this area will also be asking you questions and getting the necessary information they need. 

 

 

 

WHEN YOU ARRIVE

 

If the triage nurse is not at her desk when you arrive, please ring the buzzer.  If the nurse is busy with a patient you are asked to take a seat identified with a red cover.  These are designated seats for people waiting to see the triage nurse.

 

 

 

Please note:  There may be times when the ED is full, every hour the triage nurse will walk through to check if there are new people arriving and to see how people are doing.

 

 

 

You must also keep in mind there maybe other groups of patients that come to this waiting room.  Some have already been seen by a doctor in their office and are now being admitted directly.  There may be a maternity patient that is in labour who is also being admitted at the patient registration area or a patient who is being brought in before you because the specialist that they have been sent to see has arrived to see them.

 

 

 

LEVEL OF CARE

 

Patients are seen as quickly as possible and not necessarily first come first serve.  For example someone considered a level 3 may have been waiting a long time and is next, but if an ambulance arrives with someone more ill or injured they have to continue waiting.  Level of care is divided into 5 areas.

 

 

 

WHAT TO BRING WITH YOU

 

Manitoba Health Card

 

List of medications

 

 

 

WHILE WAITING

 

If you are feeling worse let the triage nurse know

 

Talk to the triage nurse before going to the washroom in case they need a sample and

 

before you have anything to eat or drink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Filed under: Health Care - RHA

Posted by Regional Health Authority @ 12:45 | E-mail this blog entry to a friend | PermaLink


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