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Nursing

Childhood Immunization

Immunization is the best way to protect your child’s health from diseases that could cause serious complications and harm. Vaccines are safe and effective.

Having your children vaccinated on time is important and helps ensure that they get the protection they need as early as possible. Vaccines strengthen the immune system and prepare your child’s body with the defense it needs to fight disease before the child is exposed to the disease.

Delaying or refusing to immunize your child puts your child and others at risk and for illness, especially children and adults undergoing medical treatment that weakens their immune system such as cancer treatments, and those with chronic diseases (including heart or lung disease or diabetes). It also puts other people at risk, such as newborn babies who are too young to be immunized and the elderly. As more people become immunized, the spread of disease is reduced, which reduces risk for everyone.

Cancer Screening

Organized screening programs may find cancer earlier, leading to better health outcomes. Cancer screening detects pre-cancerous changes, or cancer at an early stage when there is a better chance of treating it successfully. Screening is for people who do not have any cancer symptoms.

Breast

Regular breast cancer screening can find cancer when it is small and there is a better chance of treating it successfully.

Cervical

Cervical cancer is almost entirely preventable with regular screening. It is caused mainly by infection with certain types (or strains) of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Screening with Pap tests can detect cell changes and precancerous lesions.

Colorectal

When colorectal cancer is caught early enough through screening, someone with the disease has a 9 out of 10 chance of being cured.

Adult Immunizations

 

At any age, vaccination provides the longest-lasting, most effective protection against disease. Childhood immunization does not provide lifelong immunity against some diseases such as tetanus (lockjaw) and diphtheria.

Adults require helper, or booster, shots to maintain immunity. As well, adults who were not adequately immunized as children may be at risk of infection from other vaccine-preventable diseases. They can also infect others. For example, adults who contract measles, mumps or pertussis (whooping cough) can infect infants who may not yet be fully immunized. Many new vaccines are only for adults, e.g. herpes zoster (shingles).

Immunizations are not just for kids! It is important for adults to stay up to date on their immunizations.

Discharge Follow Up

 

Follow up with patients and/or their families to ensure smooth transitioning from hospital to home withing 7 days after discharge.

Other Nursing Services

  • Suture / Staple Removal

  • Travel Immunization Counselling

  • Various Injections

  • UTI Analysis

  • Wound Care

  • Pap Test

  • Ear Irrigation

  • Well Baby Visits

  • Blood Pressure Monitoring

  • Pharyngitis Testing

  • Cryo Therapy

  • Health Teaching

  • Drivers Physicals

  • Fungal Nail Testing

  • COVID Swabs

  • Pregnancy Tests

  • Anticoagulation Therapy (INR)

  • TB Tests

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