Heart Health

 

Blood Pressure Management:

We offer blood pressure monitoring and education that can help you understand what hypertension is; the risks and the strategies for lowering your blood pressure. We offer support for lifestyle adjustments that have been proven to help reduce blood pressure and decrease the risk of many cardiovascular diseases.

The learning objectives include:

  • Blood pressure check with BP TRU

  • What is hypertension?

  • Causes and risks of hypertension

  • Self-monitoring of blood pressure and what the numbers mean

 

Meet with our Registered Nurse and Registered Dietitian to learn ways to manage your blood pressure through diet, exercise, stress reduction, and smoking cessation. 

No physician referral required, just call and make an appointment!

Cholesterol (Lipid) Management):

Meet with our Registered Dietitian and Registered Nurse to determine your cardiovascular age and risk.  Learn what your cholesterol levels are and what that means.  Learn ways to manage your cholesterol levels through lifestyle adjustments such as diet and exercise.  Clients are followed at minimum every 6 months while in the program. 

 

How Do I Register?

If your health care provider has already requested that you attend this program, you will be contacted by our Program Assistant with an appointment.  If not, and you are interested in attending this program, please ask your Physician or Nurse Practitioner for a referral.

 

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF):

Meet with our Registered Nurse to learn what CHF means, what the causes are and ways to manage your condition at home.

How Do I Register?

If your health care provider has already requested that you attend this program, you will be contacted by our Program Assistant with an appointment.  If not, and you are interested in attending this program, please ask your Physician or Nurse Practitioner for a referral.

 

Cardiovascular Education Program:

Each individual will receive an assessment, education, and support related to their post-cardiac event.

Program outline:

  • The Mental Health Therapist will review program details, develop individual education/treatment goals and screen for depression, anxiety, and stress management.

  • The Registered Nurse will review questions and concerns related to recent cardiac event, heart health, blood pressure management, and medication use.

  • The Registered Dietitian will assess current intake, review a heart healthy diet and develop nutrition goals related to fat, salt, sugar, fibre, and weight management.

  • Each participant will have the opportunity to attend an exercise education session at the Family Health Team (boardroom).  During these sessions a physiotherapist from the Dryden Regional Health Centre, Cardiac Rehab Program, will discuss safe exercises after having a cardiac event.

 

How Do I Register?

If your health care provider has already requested that you attend this program, you will be contacted by our Program Assistant with an appointment.  If not, and you are interested in attending this program, please ask your Physician or Nurse Practitioner for a referral.

Phyllis Bauldic

Registered Mental Health Therapist

Kerry Gagne

Registered Dietitian

Reaghann McGinn

Registered Nurse

(807) 223-7406

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