The PCN Health Management team consists of Nurses and Pharmacists that can assist you to promote wellness and manage chronic disease.
Chronic Disease Management
Chronic disease management is a proactive approach to improving the health of people with chronic disease. Many of the factors impacting chronic diseases can be influenced by changing health behaviours to reduce chronic disease mismanagement and prevent complications.
You are a key member of the health care team that manages your health. This means working together with clinical providers in defining problems, setting priorities, establishing goals, creating action and treatment plans and solving problems as they arise.
Medications can have a large impact on the management of chronic disease and acute conditions. Your physician and our team will assist you to find the medications that are the best for you by answering questions like:
- Is the medication indicated for your condition?
- Does the medication interact with your other medications?
- Is the medication safe for you?
- Is the medication effective?
- Are you willing and able to take the medication?
Your healthcare team will provide you with information and resources about your medications and what you can do to increase the benefits and decrease the side effects.
Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Health promotion enables you to have more control over your health and the effects of your environment and lifestyle. The goal is to improve your wellbeing in the context of your everyday life. Your SASPCN team works with you to develop healthy behaviors and supportive environments by encouraging and enabling you to self-manage and improve your own health.
Health and Care Coordination
Your SASPCN healthcare team can assist with communication between your health care providers (e.g. acute care, continuing care, specialty services and others). They work with your family physician to keep up to date with your health and the care you are receiving. Primary care nurses can effectively communicate important clinical information to other care providers involved in your care. Communication assists with the coordination of care to help meet your needs and prevent adverse events.
Who is eligible to receive these services?
These services are available to patients of family physicians that are part of the St. Albert and Sturgeon Primary Care Network.
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