Thanks to a Volunteer Association/Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation Family CARE Grant, renal patients now have access to new tuck-away belts that comfortably and safely house the patient’s catheter, keep it clean between uses, and hold it in the appropriate position on the abdomen. Over 100 belts have been purchased to provide to patients who can’t afford them. As well, aging hemodialysis machines are replaced annually through grants from the Health Sciences Foundation.
The resources listed below can be helpful, reliable information to share with your patients.
Patient Symptom Management Guides
Cancer Care Ontario created patient guides to help manage symptoms. The guides are filled with easy-to-understand, practical tips for what patients should do and when to get help from their health care team.
Guides are available for: