Home Care Nurse Practitioner

Role of a Nurse Practitioner

The RN(NP) licensed with the Saskatchewan Association of Registered Nurses (SRNA), with the authority to:

  • Diagnose and treat common medical disorders
  • Order and interpret some diagnostic tests and reports 
  • Prescribe and manage medication
  • Perform procedures, including minor surgical procedures
  • The Nurse Practitioner will work with your Doctor in the management of your health.
  • Referral to Nurse Practitioner

    Anyone may refer to the NP – you may refer yourself; or you may be referred by your Doctor, Pharmacist, Family, or Friends.
  • Contact the PAPHR Home Care office (see back of brochure); or
  • Ask your health care professional to complete the Home Care Referral Form
  • Referrals can also be completed by Care Coordinators while in hospital.

Cost

  • There is no charge for services provided by the Nurse Practitioner

COPD Care

  • COPD means Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Works with your Doctor to help patients who frequently need medical care for COPD or COPD related illnesses
  • Provides health care and COPD specific education for patients with repeat visits to the Emergency Department until your next Doctor’s appointment

Nurse Practitioner services include:

  • Home visits
  • COPD Assessment
  • COPD Action Plan
  • Medication management
  • Prescription renewal
  • Sleep Apnea review
  • Mental Health screening
  • COPD Education and Resources
  • Client follow-up and monitoring
  • Referrals to:
    • Respiratory Therapist
    • PAPHR fitLife Program
    • Community Counselor
    • Physiotherapy or Occupational Therapy
    • Other Physician Specialists

Home Care

Provides home visits when

  • your Doctor may not be available
  • you can’t wait for a Doctor’s appointment
  • you are unable to go the Doctor’s office

Works with your health care team to help you maintain your usual lifestyle so you can:

  • remain in your home for as long as possible
  • stay healthier for longer periods of time
  • avoid hospital visits

Personal Care Homes

  • Provides health care for residents of personal care homes when unable to see your family Doctor
  • Ensures early access to health care to avoid a trip to the hospital when possible
  • Works with your Doctor to provide the best possible care