Be Sun Smart and Skin Cancer Aware
Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Anyone can be at risk of developing skin cancer, though the risk increases as you get older. Sunburn has been associated with melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
Our doctors at the Edmonton Family Medical Center can do a full body skin check or spot check if you have any concerns.
It’s important to get to know your skin, so that you can detect any changes early. The sooner a spot is identified it can be treated, improving your chances of avoiding surgery, potential disfigurement or even death.
Develop a regular habit of checking your skin for new spots and keep an eye on changes to existing freckles or moles.
If you click on the link below, it will take you to the Cancer Council site where you can learn how to check your own body, learn about the different types of spots, and much more.
Click here: www.cancer.org.au/preventing-cancer
Download Cancer Council’s skin cancer identification poster to help identify potential skin cancers.
Contact Cancer Council on: 13 11 20
We sadly say goodbye to 3 wonderful staff members in 2019.
Firstly Dr Praga who is only with us for another 2 weeks after completing his 12 months training with us.
Nurse Kiani who is taking maternity leave. However stay tuned for some upcoming baby photos in the new year.
Noah part of our reception staff starts and exciting new career in 2020.
Last week on Friday we had a goodbye breakup lunch. Thank to Dr Praga who supplied us with delicious pizza’s and nurse Helen for bring in homemade pavlova.
We wish you all a fabulous year as you all start you new adventures in 2020.
You never know when you’ll need your first aid kit
Being prepared for emergencies is a fact of life for Queenslanders, where our summer storm season means we’re all too often forced to expect the unexpected.
However, a quality first aid kit can make all the difference when disaster does strike and is something you should aim to have close to hand, no matter the season.
You can buy a first aid kit or assemble your own, but either way you’ll need to put some thought into its contents and whether they meet the needs of you and your family.
First aid kits can be bought from a number of suppliers, including St John Ambulance and the Australian Red Cross. You might like to purchase an off-the-shelf kit as a starting point and then customise it for your needs.
A basic first aid kit should contain:
- crepe and elasticised bandages of varying widths
- hypoallergenic (skin) tape
- triangular bandages
- adhesive dressing strips (such as bandaids) in different sizes
- gauze swabs
- combine dressing pads (10cm x 10cm)
- non-stick dressing pads (7.5cm x 10cm)
- sterile eye pad
- alcohol swabs
- stainless steel scissors (sharp/blunt) 12.5cm
- disposable gloves
- stainless steel pointed splinter forceps (tweezers)
- shock (thermal) blanket
- safety pins
- notepad and permanent marker
- sterile saline tubes/sachets
- disposable resuscitation face shield
- antiseptic skin swabs
- stop itch cream
- first aid booklet
- rubbish bags for disposing of waste
For more information on First Aid Kits go to: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/news-events/news/create-buy-own-first-aid-kit-queensland
BreastScreen Queensland’s Mobile Breast Screening Service will be visiting Edmonton from 6-17 January 2020.
Located next to Balance! Family Practice on Walker Road.
Eligible female patients attend for a FREE breast screen while the Service is in Edmonton. This ‘well woman’ Service provides asymptomatic women aged 50-74 years with the opportunity to have a free mammogram every 2 years. Women in their 40s and those aged over 75 are also able to attend the free Service.
While no doctor’s referral is required to attend for breast screening at our Service, research indicates that a recommendation from a GP or health professional is a significant factor in recruiting women to the BreastScreen Queensland Program. Women with a past history of breast cancer are eligible to re-join our program after they have completed 5 years of follow-up with their specialists.
Click here for brochure: Edmonton Mobile Flyer 2020
Bookings can be made by phoning 13 20 50, or online at www.breastscreen.qld.gov.au.
A lovely night at Vivaldis Restaurant for the staff Christmas dinner.
Group Photo: Doctors, nurses and reception staff and partners.
Left to Right: Kerry, Noah, Helen, Dr Kresevic, Michelle, Dr Singh, Dr Ruchi, Dr Praga, Yve, Dr Bernard, Kiani, Cathy, Charlotte, Jason and Mrs Singh.
The Doctors: Dr Kresevic, Dr Singh, Dr Ruchi, Dr Praga and Dr Bernard.
Reception Staff: Michelle, Noah, Sharon, Yve and Cathy.
November was Movember Month
And it was all about Men’s Heath.
Supporting this great cause was our nurse Helen.
This was the last Friday of the month of November.
and if you missed the previous weeks here they are:
Left to Right: Week 1, Week 2 (Helen and Kiani), Week 3 and Week 4,
To learn more go to: https://au.movember.com/