Salem VA Medical Center
Salem VAMC has a Health Promotion Disease Prevention (HPDP) program to show you ways to live a healthy lifestyle and manage your own health.
Patient education is managed by the Nurse Education Office. Patient education responsibilities are shared by the nurse shift co-coordinators who work collaboratively with other facility health care professionals to insure availability of a wide variety of patient education materials.
Patient information pamphlets and leaflets can be found in waiting rooms and in numerous display racks throughout the medical center.
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.
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
Clinical staff provide ongoing health education during regularly scheduled outpatient clinic visits. Diabetic Education classes are scheduled on a regular basis through Primary Care.
Courses focus on —
- health promotion
- upcoming tests and procedures
Staff can tell you about upcoming education classes that are available.
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
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.