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• Six Nations Family Health
Team is a Community lead
team that is Located in
Canada largest First
Nations Reserve
“Ohsweken” with a
population of 25028.

• 95 % of Patients
served are
First Nations.



• The Team consists of 11 multidiscipline providers.

• The patient volume is 15-20 patients per day depending on
presenting problem.

• The provider’s see many patients with Diabetes, Cardio vascular
problems, episodic illness, Respiratory conditions.

•  We have a aboriginal traditional healer that provides service to
those that require this service.


What is a Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioner?
A primary health care nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced knowledge and decision-making skills in assessment, diagnosis and health care management. They are able to provide individuals, families, groups and communities with health services in health promotion, disease and injury prevention, cure, rehabilitation and support. The NP is an advanced practice nurse functioning within the full scope of nursing practice and as such is not a second level physician nor a doctor’s assistant.

Nurse Practitioner Role
The Nurse Practitioner’s skills include the ability to:
-provide wellness care including pap tests, physicals, monitoring infant growth and development
-diagnosing and treating minor illnesses such as ear, throat, chest infections, bladder infections, sprains, cuts and rashes
-screen for the presence of chronic disease such as diabetes
-monitor people with stable chronic disease such as high blood pressure and diabetes
They work collaboratively with a family physician and other health team members to provide the best care for each individual.

How are Primary Health Care Nurse Practitioners Educated?
The Council of Ontario University Programs in Nursing (COUPN) established the Ontario Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Program in 1995. Ten universities across Ontario offer the program. Graduates are eligible to write the extended class registration exam to qualify as an RN (EC).
 
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