At a time when more and more people in Nova Scotia are searching for a family doctor, nurse practitioners (NPs) are proving their ability not only to help fill the gap, but to bring new value to patients.
In addition to her work as a nurse practitioner in primary health care, Kim Lamarche is an educator and a researcher. The DNP (Doctorate in Nursing Practice) spends a third of her time as tenured associate faculty member with Athabasca University – touted as a leader in undergraduate and graduate education in Canada—teaching NPs via online courses.
A new patient capacity process is being adopted at Glace Bay Hospital emergency department (ED) this month. The process is being put in place to better manage the flow of patients through the ED and to provide support to physicians working in the department prior to temporary nighttime closures in the ED.
The three Community Health Boards (CHBs) in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) are asking the public to share their thoughts on what issues and challenges affect the health of their communities.
More people in Digby, Shelburne and Yarmouth counties can receive specialized health care services closer to home thanks to collaboration, careful planning and a generous contribution from a Clare community group to the Yarmouth Hospital Foundation. A new urology program began serving patients from across the tri-counties at Yarmouth Regional Hospital in January.
new digital radiography unit at Queens General Hospital will improve patient comfort and offer better image quality.
“In addition to improved imaging quality, our new state-of-the-art digital X-ray machine will allow us to perform more procedures in a shorter amount of time, which reduces radiation exposure and improves efficiency. A digital system is easier to operate, and, with ceiling suspended design, is easier to maneuver and better ergonomically for our staff,” said Terry Sansford, manager of diagnostic imaging.