Big Country Primary Care Network (PCN)

Registered Nurse

The Big Country PCN nurses works closely with the physicians in the clinic to provide direct care for complex care patients.  They focuse on chronic disease care and management, disease and injury prevention, prenatal care, anticoagulation management and health promotion.  They provide an essential service in the clinic by improving health care access for patients and offers one on one education services for those who may require it.  The Big Country Primary Care Network RNs can assist patients in registering for, or provide patients with information on various Primary Care Network and Alberta Health Service programs offered in the community.

Wellness Coordinator
Certified Exercise Physiologists work with healthy populations as well as individuals and families who are challenged by musculoskeletal limitations and cardiovascular, pulmonary, neuromuscular and metabolic diseases. This population can range from paediatrics to seniors.  The PCN provides clients with education and guidance for their chronic Disease Management according to their Best Care Practice.  This would include baseline measures and assessment for body composition, aerobic endurance and muscular strength.
Working collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team, the exercise specialist is responsible for the evaluation, development, implementation, and maintenance of exercise programs. They educate individuals about healthy lifestyles and teach self-management skills to control health conditions and enhance quality of life. The programs utilized by the Exercise Physiologist follow the PCN's Best Care Practise pathways and are evidence-based, client centred and meets the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) and/or the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) standards of practice.
Referral Navigators

Coordinate referral appointments, investigations and provide information on various Primary Care Network and Alberta Health Services programs and services offered throughout the community for patients.

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