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140 Riverside Dr E, Drumheller, AB, T0J 0Y4

Certification in Bedside Ultrasound

Dr. Amanda Randolph and Dr. Brock Randolph joined others from across the country for an intensive 4 day course where they were certified in emergency department bedside ultrasound.

This will help to enhance patient care in trauma and other areas of emergency medicine. Dr. Amanda Randolph and Dr. Brock Randolph joined others from across the country for an intensive 4 day course where they were certified in emergency department bedside ultrasound. This will help to enhance patient care in trauma and other areas of emergency medicine.

“Let’s Go Rural”

Last weekend, Dr. Olfert, Dr. Amanda Randolph, Dr. Smith, and Dr. Brock Randolph were pleased to volunteer with the “Let’s Go Rural” program where they shared their love for rural medicine with 27 medical and nursing students.

๐Ÿš‘In partnership with RhPAP, the Drumheller Standing Committee on Health and local health professionals planned a jam-packed weekend that included a hospital tour, stops at the community Legion, the World’s Largest Dinosaur, Badlands Community Facility, the Last Chance Saloon and the Nacmine Community Pancake Breakfast. ๐Ÿฅž

๐ŸŽ‰From classroom to community, the students immersed themselves in rural healthcare in #Drumheller! Big thanks to all involved for this unforgettable experience!

March 22 is World Water Day

Water is one of the planetโ€™s most precious resources.
Every day, people use water for drinking, agriculture, industry, recreation, hygiene, sanitation, and health care. Water resources are precious and finite. Warming temperatures and other natural and human-made stressors threaten to impact the quantity and quality of our water on a large scale. World Water Day highlights the essential role water plays in our lives and how we can better protect it.
Learn how CDCโ€™s programs and partnerships contribute to global efforts to address the water crisis: https://www.cdc.gov/healthy…/drinking/world-water-day.html

March is National Kidney Month!

Did you know your kidneys filter all of your blood up to 25 times a day? This kidney month, join us in getting to know your kidneys.
Learn how you can protect these two fist-sized, bean-shaped organs that work around the clock for you.
Get to know your kidneys, no matter your age, or whether you have kidney disease, learning about your kidneys can prevent or slow the progression of kidney disease.

Ultrasound Guided Interventional Pain Management

We are proud to announce that Dr. Blackburn is now providing Ultrasound Guided Interventional Pain Management. He is offering joint cortisone and viscosupplement injections under ultrasound guidance.
If you are struggling with joint or musculoskeletal pain, chat to your family physician about a referral to Dr. Blackburn for an injection.
Previously, many patients requiring joint injections have had to travel out of town for these procedures. We are delighted to be able to expand medical services in the Drumheller community.

Planning a trip this school break?

Top Tips for Healthy Holiday Travel:
๐Ÿ’ง Stay hydrated with water and no or low-calorie drinks. Bring a reusable water bottle for refills.
๐Ÿฅ— Pack healthy snacks such as fruits, vegetable and nuts instead of chips and cookies.
๐Ÿšถ๐Ÿฝ Take physical activity breaks.
๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ Plan ahead for routes and weather.
๐Ÿ“ Let a friend or family member know your travel plans.
โ˜€๏ธWear a hat and sunscreen, when enjoying outdoor activities.

Viruses vs Bacteria

Viruses and bacteria have different cell structures and a different way of surviving.
Bacteria are one-celled organisms that live in your body (and only 1% of them cause disease).
A virus is much smaller. It hijacks your body, invades healthy cells and uses them to multiply. Eventually, the virus kills those cells, which is what makes you sick.
Viruses are surrounded by a protective protein coating; they don’t have cell walls that can be attacked by antibiotics like bacteria does. It is because of this that antibiotics don’t work on viruses.
There are more than 200 viruses that can cause the common cold alone.
Typically, doctors let your bodyโ€™s immune system deal with the virus and recommend medicines that can alleviate symptoms.
Research suggest:
Getting enough sleep
Eating a healthy balanced diet
Regular exercise
Wash your hands frequently
If you are sick stay home to reduce the spread to others