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Carl Vinson VA Medical Center Dublin, Georgia

 

Health Education

The staff at the Carl Vinson VA Medical Center have provided a number of ways for you to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle and self-manage your own health.

Patient Education Center

Our Patient Health Education Center is staffed by Dorothy Gibson, RN, PHE Coordinator. They can help refer patients to attend classes or to read health and wellness books, respected health education newsletters, videos and other materials.

The Patient Health Coordinator/Education Center is located on 5A in Primary Care or call ext. 2389.

My HealtheVet

The My HealtheVet site provides Veterans and their families excellent, reliable patient education information as well as the latest VA News. Information about Veterans benefits and services is also available. My HealtheVet contacts at Dublin VAMC are:

Upon registering with My HealtheVet, you will be able to:

  • refill prescriptions online
  • keep personal food and activity journals
  • monitor your personal health data, such as blood pressure and pain levels
  • maintain your own self-entered personal health record

Outpatient Classes

Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Courses focus on:

  • health promotion
  • upcoming tests and procedures
  • medications
  • diagnoses
  • treatments

Dorothy Gibson, RN, PHE Coordinator can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.

Inpatient Classes

Clinical staff begin the patient education process at the time of admission, during the hospital stay, and at discharge. Our goal is to provide a hospital environment where patients:

  • continually receive updated health information
  • are able to ask questions about their health
  • can enjoy as comfortably as possible their stay in our facility

 

 Library Books

VA Website on Health Information

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Patient Education is provided to educate the veteran patient and their family on  a variety of issues related to their health. For more information contact:

Patient Health Coordinator
Dorothy Gibson, RN,
 478-272-1210 ext. 2389
 ~see upcoming class schedules below~

 

Diabetes

Title

Date and Time 

Location

Instructors

Diabetic Group

 Every other Wednesday @ 10am

Patient Education Room (located on 5A) in Primary Care

To be Announced

     

   

   

Dietary Instructors

     

Carolyn Davis

     

Joyce George

In order to get into the classes check with your team or provider.

Lipids/Cholesterol

Title

Date and Time 

Location

Instructors

Lipids Class

Every 2nd Wednesday @ 10am

Patient Education Room (located on 5A) in Primary Care

Laura Miller, PharmD

Provider must put in consult in order to be scheduled for class.

Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Classes Begin: 01/07/11
2:30pm - 3:30pm

"Every Friday"

Education
5A Conference Room (Rm. C 118-5)
Specialty Clinic Area

Martha Dixon,NP-C
ext. 3399
 

Yeuk Gentle, NP-C
ext. 5933
 

Weight Management

Title

Date and Time 

Location

Instructors

Move! Weight Management

Classes Begin 02/26/09
9:00 - 11:30am

Auditorium

To be Announced

Contact your primary care provider for an assessment and screening if you are interested in this program. Check your Body Mass Index (BMI) to see if this measurement falls within a healthy range!


VA Television Network

An on-demand education video system is available for all inpatient rooms and in some waiting areas. Ask the staff for further information on how to access the system.