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6 This issue Keeping cool in hot weather P.1 Clinic and H4L report for 2014 P.2 Like Us on Facebook P.3 Heat Stroke P.4

Visiting

GPs and Specialists Visits P.5 STROKE P.6

Specialists Dates: DOCTORS: • • • •

Dr. Judy McDonald Dr.Jodie Whillas Dr.Helen Sage Dr. David Scrimgeour

SPECIALISTS: • • • • • •

Dentist Occupational Therapist Physician Psychiatric Podiatrist Physio Therapist Detrition

Please check the schedule for more information

Umoona Tj utagku Heal th Ser vi ce Abori gi nal Corpo rati on ICN 7460 Lot 8 Umoona Road Po Box 166 Coober Pedy SA 5723 Ph.: 08 8672 5255 Fax:08 8672 3349

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Measles Acquired In BALl P.7 Day Centre Activities P.8 UTHS clinical team P.9 Community Christmas BBQ P.10 Thinking of quitting using Cannabis P.11


Whilst most of us enjoy the warm summer weather, we are currently experiencing extremely hot conditions at the moment across the Australasian region. It’s important that we look after ourselves when the weather is like this, as it can lead to health issues without even being aware of it. Please find below some general guidance and precautions which might be useful to you.

• Drink plenty of fluids (preferably water) but avoid alcoholic and caffeinated drinks. •

Make regular contact with elderly relatives, friends and

neighbours, especially if they live alone to ensure they are keeping cool and drinking plenty of fluids. • Keep homes cool by closing blinds and curtains during the day and making good use of fans or air conditioners. • Stay indoors and open up homes at night if it cools down. • Limit outdoor activities to mornings and evenings. • When outdoors, wear light loose fitting clothing, as well as a broad brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. • Ensure babies and young children stay out of the sun and give babies extra fluids. Dress them lightly and keep them where it’s cool. • Never leave children or pets unattended in the car. • Be aware of the symptoms of heat stress and if they develop take cool baths or showers and use cool packs or wet towels to cool down. • Remember that cordless landline telephones do not work during power outages. Make sure you have alternative means of communication. • Consider the safety of your pets and animals.

Wet them

down and ensure they have adequate shade and water.

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of heat stress include More severe symptoms can include

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It may be through that your family has a history of chronic illness which puts the whole family at risk of having that illness. However, the healthy for life team at Umoona Tjutagku Health Service is telling you that, you or your children do not have to have that chronic illness even if it is in the family. Having it should not be a must because it can be prevented. If you already have the chronic disease, we can work with you to prevent it from getting complicated. Mums, Bubs and Kids Health & Wellbeing Mums, We work together with you, helping you and your family through pregnancy, birth, and the first growing years of your little ones’ lives. The Team can support you to make healthy choices for you and your family: • give you information about pregnancy, child growth and development • child immunisation Child immunisation • education on breastfeeding, starting solid foods & nutritional education and support for young mothers and children support

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the clients’ blood pressure increases (especially diabetes). These clients are more prone to having a ‘stroke’. A stroke is said to be when a blood clot forms within the body’s blood supply preventing it from going to the body’s vital organs. E.g. brain. The

staffs continue to monitor clients who are ‘at risks’ of developing stroke symptoms.

Remember the 1st Three Letters S.T.R.

STROKE IDENTIFICATION

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It only takes a minute to read this… A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…..totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours which is tough. RECOGNIZING A STROKE Thank God for the sense to remember the “3” steps, STR. Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke. Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

* Ask the individual to * Ask the person to TALK and

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(Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today)

* Ask him or her to If he or she has trouble with ANY

. ONE of these tasks, call 000 immediately and

describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

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MONDAY

TUESDAY

ASSERTIVE OUTREACH

MEN’S BUSH TRIP

Housing S.A &UTHS DAS

Picks up clients

9.00 – 11.00

10.30am – 2pm

2.30-4.00

Counselling

DAS Check Visits

Harm minimization

Male Harm Minimization

WOMEN’S SEWING GROUP

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Activity Room – 10.00-2.00pm

FERNANDO Male HarmMICHAEL Minimization

JANICE Harm Minimization

Practice Manager WOMEN’S DOT PAINTING GROUP (including correctional service referrals)

INGRID LOPEZ

Harm Minimization Registered Nurse

STEELE

Clinic Manager OPTIONAL HUNTING GROUP FOR WOMEN/ DEPENDING ON AVIALABILITY OF STAFF Cultural Group JINCY – (SenseVARGHESE of Kanyini) Registered Nurse

10.00 – 2.00pm Activity Room

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

MEN’S MUSIC GROUP Registered Nurse

Relapse Prevention Medical Receptionist

In the Activity Centre

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

11am – as long as needed

Men’s Shed

RAYMON JOSEPH

Music Therapy Group

PAULINE CROMBIE Aboriginal Health Worker

NISHA SILVA

ELAINE O'TOOLE Aboriginal Health Worker YOUTH BASKETBALL at Basketball Courts

COLLEEN DARR FRIDAY

Aboriginal Health Worker

5pm – 8pm

LILLIAN Early Intervention Group FATT Transport Officer

WOMEN’S CRAFT in the Activity Room

ROBIN WALKER

10am – 4.00pm

Aboriginal Liaison Officer Distraction from Drinking all Day

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Dylan Warren Aboriginal Health Worker in Clinic


MICHAEL FERNANDO

JANICE STEELE

Practice Manager

Clinic Manager

INGRID LOPEZ

JINCY VARGHESE

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse

RAYMON JOSEPH

NISHA SILVA

Registered Nurse

Medical Receptionist

PAULINE CROMBIE

ELAINE O'TOOLE

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COLLEEN DARR Aboriginal Health Worker

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ROBIN WALKER

Dylan Warren

Aboriginal Liaison Officer

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Hi, I’m Janice (Jan) Steele and I am the new Clinic Manager at Umoona Tjutagku Health Service Aboriginal Corporation. I have had vast experience as a Remote Area Nurse in aboriginal communities

from 2001 working in the APY Lands of SA, the

Ngaanandjarra Lands of WA, Tjuntjuntjarra in WA and Sunrise Health in Katherine district NT. UTHSAC begins 2014 once again offering primary health care to all indigenous clients and has health promotion programmes in place to get the best possible outcomes for all clients.

AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR Adam Goodes – Football player and community leader

An Andyamathanha man, Adam Goodes is a professional Australian Rules football player with the Sydney Swans. Adam holds an elite place in AFL history, winning two Brownlow Medals and two premierships. He is a four-time All-Australian, member of the Indigenous Team of the Century, and has represented Australia in the International Rules Series. Adam is proud of his Indigenous heritage, and is actively involved with several Indigenous sport and community programs. He has spent time working with troubled youth, including those in youth detention centres. Together with his cousin and former teammate Michael O’Loughlin, Adam established the Go Foundation which empowers the next generation of Indigenous role models in all walks of life. Adam co-chairs the foundation, focused on promoting education, employment and healthy lifestyles. Adam is a great role model and advocate for the fight against racism both on and off the field and is admired by a great many people around the nation.

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then here are some tips others have found helpful:

1. Either by yourself or with a counsellor, consider the good things about cannabis use, and also the not so good things. Make a list and compare. Think about if you want to keep smoking. 2. If planning to quit, set a date and write it down 3. Ask a friend to help. Tell them of your decision 4. Don't plan to do so much in the first week as you'll need down time to adjust 5. Remind yourself why you want to stop 6. Plan ahead. What will you do instead of

smoking?

7. Remind yourself of the benefits of not smoking 8. Avoid places and people where you are more likely to be tempted to smoke again 9. Spend time with non-smokers 10. To overcome cravings, phone: NCPIC, the National Cannabis Prevention Information Centre: 1800 304050 (toll free) Or

look up: www.ncpic.org.au

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QUIT SMOKING training Seminar March 26th-27th On

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