Dick Prat was home alone sitting on his chesterfield when his right arm dropped off the arm rest.
“I was a little cloudy and I thought maybe I’d fallen asleep,” recalled Prat. “I stood up and my arm dropped. I was drooling a little. I thought, ‘I know what this is…’”
He was having a stroke.
Many of us associate the role of nurse practitioners with collaborative family practice teams in the province.
However, within Nova Scotia nurse practitioners are playing an increasingly important role in many other services including emergency departments, mental health and addictions, chronic disease and wellness, perioperative (surgical) services, and long-term care.
The 11 Community Health Boards (CHBs) of the western zone of Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) are pleased to announce that nearly $180,000 of funding has been provided for projects that support local population health priorities.
Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) Public Health is hoping more parents of children born in 2011 will respond to its immunization survey. Launched province-wide in late November, the survey is meant to highlight the challenges and barriers parents and guardians face when immunizing their children.