Community Bulletins

Lifeguard App

Community Health Message posted: 11-Jan-2021 2:59 PM PST

Lifeguard App is a life-saving App designed to combat the opioid epidemic.

The Lifeguard App integrates advanced technology with the most powerful human instinct – the desire to live. Using this Platform, Lifeguard App has developed a versatile smartphone app that automatically connects a user to emergency responders if the user becomes unconscious or unable to function. Importantly, Lifeguard App, arms the emergency responders with information critical to the success of emergency intervention.

Visit the Lifeguard App program page on FETCH: (https://campbellriver.fetchbc.ca/service.html?i=368) or their website for more information and how to download the App: (https://lifeguarddh.com/)

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Upcoming Events and Learnings offered by the BC Association of Community Response Networks

Community Health Message posted: 11-Jan-2021 2:15 PM PST

January 19, 2021 – Advance Care Planning – Horst Backe and Jane Osborne. For a description of the first topic, please visit the website (https://www.bccrns.ca/) and click on the link under events titled: BC CRN Learning Event - Ready for the Unexpected: Why you should have an Advance Care Plan

February 16 – Practical Guide to Elder Abuse and Neglect Law – Krista James. Krista James of the Canadian Centre for Elder Law and BC Law Institute is the pre-eminent lawyer in BC on this topic. Krista worked with Horst and reviewing our materials to ensure they did not contain any errors in law. The full description of this learning event will be on BC CRN website in early February.

To be put on the BC Association of Community Response Networks mailing list please go to their website (https://www.bccrns.ca/) and sign up at the bottom of the page.

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View Document The Docs are In! Yesterday, today, tomorrow.

Community Health Message posted: 07-Jan-2021 3:58 PM PST

Campbell River doctors urge residents not to delay health concerns or treatments.
Maintaining health through a family doctor’s clinic whether through telephone, virtual or in-person visits, ensures the best care because they know the medical history, family, and are connected to other health care providers and services locally & across the province.
Campbell River family doctors have safe ways to maintain residents’ healthcare through the Covid-19 pandemic and onwards.
Most concerns can be addressed through phone and/or virtually, and in-office appointments when needed.
Residents can call their clinic to ask what options are available.
Need a family doctor? A list of clinics taking new patients is compiled and posted on FETCH at the end of each month.

Pathways - An online community service resource

Community Health Message posted: 26-Nov-2020 11:29 AM PST

Pathways provides access to hundreds of patient and physician resources, as well community services and allied health information that is categorized and searchable.

Pathways Medical Care Directory - search for a physician, COVID Testing and Flu Shot locations (https://pathwaysmedicalcare.ca/)

Pathways Community Services Directory - search for community health resources outside of Campbell River (https://pathwaysbc.ca/community)

Flu Clinics - Campbell River, Cortes Island, Gold River, Sayward

Community Health Message posted: 05-Oct-2020 9:51 AM PDT

Healthy adults are encouraged to see a pharmacist for their flu shots. For information on where the public may receive a flu show, please visit the ImmunizeBC website and the Island Flu Clinic website. Links are listed below - please copy and paste into your browser.

https://immunizebc.ca/clinics/flu#13/49.9899/-125.2331
https://islandfluclinics.ca/?q=locations&field_area_tid=8

ImmunizeBC

Share the message - Not the disease

Community Health Message posted: 28-Apr-2020 8:50 AM PDT

April 2020 COVID-19 Vancouver Island Doctor PSA

View Document From the Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice COVID 19 – Updates and Actions

Community Health Alert posted: 21-Mar-2020 11:14 AM PDT

The Campbell River and District Division of Family Practice is working with their Island Health and community partners, including long term care facilities, to ensure that up to date and accurate information is available to the public.
Please read the attached document for important information regarding COVID-19.

You may also find current information on our website: https://www.divisionsbc.ca/campbell-river-district

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View Document COVID-19 Additional Resources/information

Community Health Alert posted: 17-Mar-2020 11:27 AM PDT

For additional resources/information, including those specific to First Nations, please click on the ICON for a downloadable PDF.

We will continue to update this resource list as more information becomes available.

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)

Community Health Alert posted: 13-Mar-2020 12:30 PM PDT

Reminder to the public to keep updated with medically sound information from Island Health: https://www.islandhealth.ca/learn-about-health/diseases-conditions/novel-coronavirus-information

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! Your family physicians, nurse practitioners and walk-in clinics are available to provide care to patients by using telephone or video during the COVID-19 pandemic but many are also providing in-person appointments or will refer you to a clinic that does.

If you suspect you have been exposed to COVID19 – please PHONE ahead to your family doctor or a walk-in clinic and they will take your information and advise of next steps. Most clinics are not equipped to perform the testing for COVID19 and that is why alternate testing sites are being set up. When you call your clinic, you will be given clear direction for next steps should you require testing.

The emergency department is NOT the place to go for testing.

As a citizen, please help by following the guidelines around hand washing and social distancing and the additional precautions should you have symptoms or have recently travelled outside of Canada.

Have questions? Call the national coronavirus information line: 1-833-784-4397

Be sure to review the IMPORTANT Information on Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) document posted below on the right hand side bar.

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View Document Dementia Caregiver Support Group & Caregiver Series - Education

Community Health Message posted: 25-Jun-2019 3:00 PM PDT

Please see the attached posters on 2 seperate Dementia education series for people who are caring for someone living with dementia.