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Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island

Community Health Alert posted: 07-Jul-2017 3:09 PM PDT

Carfentanil has been confirmed in the drug supply on Vancouver Island. It is similar to fentanyl but can be 100 times more toxic. Reduce risk by:
• Never using alone
• Starting small
• Carrying naloxone
• Being close to help

For more information on overdose signs, prevention, resources, and to find an Overdose Prevention Service location near you visit: www.viha.ca/mho/overdose.htm

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Condition Specific Info / Support - Heart & Stroke

Cardiac Clinics

Heart Function Clinicsmore info

Address / Contact Info
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 740-6956
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Clinical Headings: Aboriginal Health
Community Headings: Education

Heart Health

The VIHA Heart Health Program is well known in Canada for providing leading interventional procedures, elder-friendly initiatives, and outpatient rehabilitation programs/clinics. Together, we help patients manage their heart health.more info

Address / Contact Info
Heart Healthy
Nanaimo, BC
Phone: (250) 740-6926
Fax: (250) 740-6956
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Topics: Food, Seniors
Clinical Headings: Counselling, Labs

Home Health Monitoring for Heart Failure

Home Health Monitoring for heart failure is monitoring service offered to clients in their home. Besides measuring their blood pressure, pulse, weight and oxygen saturation, clients complete a daily care plan designed to help them better recognize and respond to their heart failure symptoms. The information is sent to a nurse who monitors and supports the client. Biometric reports and any medical concerns are communicated to the client’s family physician.more info

Address / Contact Info
Home and Community Care
BC
Phone: (250) 739-5749
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-754-2967
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Clinical Headings: Home and Community Care