Fentanyl is an opioid narcotic, a prescription drug used for cancer patients in severe pain. Fentanyl is often added to other illegal drugs without people knowing. It is 50-100 times more potent than Heroin, Oxydocone or Morphine. There is no such thing as a safe street drug. Know the risks.
Prostrate Cancer Canada Resources
Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has created a variety of resources to help prostate cancer patients and their loved ones navigate their way throughout the cancer care journey. Resources are available for FREE and may be downloaded in both English and French.
Open Family Presence Policy
The province of Saskatchewan has adopted an Open Family Presence Policy for health care facilities. All health regions will implement this policy by March 31, 2016.
An Open Family Presence Policy contributes to improved experiences for patients and their families, and to overall better health outcomes.
A Patient is defined as an individual accessing services. The terms client or resident may be used in the place of patient given the care setting.
Family is defined as a group of individuals with a continuing legal, genetic, and/or emotional relationship. Patients define their 'family' and how they will be involved in care, care planning, and decision-making. The province of Saskatchewan respects and values family as integral partners in providing excellent care.
Guest is defined as a visitor of the patient or family.
Under the Open Family Presence Policy, families are welcome 24 hours a day according to patient preference.
The number of people welcome at the bedside at any one time will be determined in collaboration with the patient, family and inter-professional care team. In situations where the room is shared, this discussion will include the other patient and his/her family. To ensure safety, consideration will also be given to the physical limitations of the space.
Family and guests may be asked to follow patient safety and security protocols.
Alternative guests (such as pets and/or animal-assisted therapy) must be pre-arranged with the inter-professional team.
Family and guests who are feeling unwell; have an infection; have symptoms of respiratory illness or flu-like illnesses should not come to a health care facility.
If an outbreak of infection requires restrictions for public health, the staff will collaborate with the patient and family to enable and ensure that selected family members are still welcome to visit the patient.
For the safety of the patient, families and guests are required to perform hand hygiene with soap and water, or alcohol-based hand rub, upon entering and leaving the patient's room.
Children (younger than 14 years) are welcome if supervised by an adult who is not the patient.
There may be interruptions to family presence to protect the privacy rights of other patients or to maintain safety and security. Patients and families are asked to help protect the privacy rights of other patients and their families.
Family and guests are welcome to bring scent-free, latex-free gifts for the patient. Please ask staff before bringing any food items.
Saskatchewan Community Fluoride Data 2010
A Document compiled by the Dental Health
Promotion Working Group of Saskatchewan March 2010.
The Good Food Box - Nutritious, Convenient, Fresh, Economical
The Good Food Box is a buying group that makes it easier and more affordable for consumers to purchase fresh vegetables, fruits and whole grain products. On a monthly basis, members place their order and make their payment so the coordinator knows exactly how much food to purchase. On the scheduled packing day, members pick up their Good Food Box from a designated location. Participation in the Good Food Box group is open to everyone. A regular newsletter containing nutrition information, cooking tips and recipes is included in each box. The Good Food Box is member driven. New members pay a one-time membership fee of $7.50 which entitles members to place orders for Good Food Boxes anywhere in the region. For more information, view the Good Food Box brochure here. The Good Food Box is a Tisdale & Area Community Action Cooperative Ltd. Program. Funding provided through a grant from the Ministry of Education and generous financial support from the community.