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Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

Patients Can Notify ER They're on Their Way

 

Hospitals in the Sunrise Health System have a new way for patients to alert staff in the emergency room that they are on the way.

The iNotify system is through the healthcare app iTriage. When a patient uses the iTriage app, he or she has the option to click the notify button which allows the patient to fill out symptom information, allergies and other health information the staff may need to know. The information is then sent directly to the hospital emergency room staff, allowing them to get ready for an incoming patient.

iTriage is available for a free download for iPhone and Android. The notify program is available at Sunrise, MountainView, Southern Hills and Sunrise Children’s Hospitals.

Diabetes Information Day to be Held at Sunrise Hospital

Diabetes Information Day to be Held at Sunrise Hospital

 

Sunrise Hospital will host a free informational day about diabetes and its effects on Saturday, May 19.

The Teachers Health Trust and Sunrise-affiliated medical entities will host free educational booths from 9 a.m. to noon and will offer a seminar about how diabetes affects your heart, vision, circulation and health. Booths will feature experts on diabetes, stroke, hearts, osteoporosis, breast cancer and wound care. Screenings for blood pressure, bone density, blood glucose, vision and more will be available.

The seminar on diabetes and heart disease beings at 10 a.m. and features Kathleen Benson, M.D., F.A.C.C., Interventional Cardiologist. This event is free, but registration is required by calling 233-5300.

No-Cost Immunizations Offered at Health Fair

No-Cost Immunizations Offered at Health Fair

A health and immunization fair is planned for Saturday, April 28 as a way to cap off National Infant Immunization Week.

The Southern Nevada Health District, United Way, Shots 4 Tots, 100 Black Men of Las Vegas and the Latin Chamber of Commerce are all part of the Passport to Immunizations and Health Fair.

The fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Avenue. There will be several health related services offered at the event, including no-cost childhood immunizations for children up to 36 months. Parents should bring their children’s immunization records.

The event is not just for children. There will health screenings for adults as well. There will also be entertainment and photos with Star Wars characters. There will also be giveaways for children, while supplies last.

Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada Expands Into New Home

Hemophilia Treatment Center of Nevada Expands Into New Home

The Hemophilia Treatment Center (HTC) of Nevada recently expanded into a new and larger facility.

The HTC is the only federally recognized Hemophilia Treatment Center in the state of Nevada. It offers annual exams, checkups and education for those affected by bleeding and clotting disorders. HTC Program Director Rebecca Berkowitz, RN, said approximately 700 people in Nevada are affected by hemophilia and other inherited bleeding disorders including Von Willebrand Disease.

In addition to its new location at 3121 S. Maryland Parkway, Suite 206, in Las Vegas, representatives of the Hemophilia Treatment Center also travel around the state to provide annual clinics for those affected in outlying areas such as Reno, Winnemucca, The Owyhee Indian Community, Ely, Elko and other cites.

Diabetes Course Offered in Spanish

Diabetes Course Offered in Spanish

The Southern Nevada Health District is working with the State Health Division to offer a six-week course in diabetes care all in Spanish.

The course will be on Mondays starting September 12 through October 17 at the East Las Vegas Senior Center. People with diabetes, those at high risk for the disease and caregivers of people with diabetes are all encouraged to attend the class. Instructors will show participants how to maintain healthy blood sugar level, improve physical activity and eat healthier diets.

The class will be for about two hours starting at 3:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, go to gethealthyclarkcounty.org or call (702) 759-1270

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

Free CPR Classes to Be Offered

The American Red Cross invites the public to attend a free Adult CPR Class on Saturday, April 23 at the Thomas and Mack Center. Called "CPR Saturday", the event will train 1,000 people in one day in the lifesaving skill of CPR.

Two sessions will be conducted; one beginning at 8:30am and a repeat session at 1:30 pm. Each session is three hours. A two-year Adult CPR certification will be issued upon successful completion.

Register at www.redcrosslasvegas.org or (702) 531-0237.

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

Free Diabetes Workshop Offered at Desert Springs Hospital

The Nevada Diabetes Association is offering a free patient event April 30 at Desert Springs Hospital to help educate diabetes patients about the signs and symptoms of painful Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy (pDPN).

Kenneth D. Grant, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Touro University, is going to emphasize the importance of speaking with a physician, getting a proper diagnosis, and tips on how help to manage the condition.

Approximately 20 percent of people with diabetes experience pDPN, which is characterized by burning pain, pins and needles, or shooting pain in the hands or feet.  It can become extremely debilitating, affecting patients' ability to participate in everyday activities, to sleep, and to exercise.

Diabetes is one of the most common chronic and progressive health conditions in the United States today; the incidence has skyrocketed in recent years.