Registered Nurses (RNs and LPNs), specializing in primary care, chronic
disease management and maternity and newborn care
Working with your family doctors and allied health professionals, our Primary
Care, Chronic Disease Management and Obstetrical Nurses (LPNs and RNs)
specialize in helping you prevent and manage conditions such as diabetes, COPD
and high blood pressure. These health professionals also help coordinate pre and
post natal care. If you require access to other parts of the health system, our
Nurses can connect you to the resources you need.
Our PCN Nurses work at Bear Street Family Physicians, Bow River Associate
Medical Clinic, Canmore Associate Medical Clinic, Ridgeview Medical Centre
and Three Sisters Obstetrics and Family Medicine Clinic.
You will most likely meet our Nurses in one of our PCN member clinics, or as
they facilitate a workshop or support group. You may receive a referral to a
Nurse from your family doctor or another healthcare provider. The focus may be
on developing an action plan to improve your quality of life, or to reduce the
risk and mitigate the complications of chronic diseases.
PCN nurses may do a detailed one on one review of your medical history then
work with you to set appropriate goals. If necessary, you may receive a referral
for consultations with other members of our team, or to one of our programs or
workshops. With an action plan in place, our Nurses will follow your progress,
monitor results and communicate with your doctor.
Many of our community workshops are run by our Nurses. Examples include
Happiness Basics, Quitcore (smoking cessation) and Birth and Beyond - A Guide to
Delivering in the Bow Valley.