Our building was the previous site of
The Winnipeg Folk Festival who have now moved to Main st and Bannetyne.
to our clinic are often surprised in the way it is organized. We
have deliberately chosen an non-institutional look
because of the nature of what we are doing. Many
clients dread coming to the doctor's office to receive needles so
we have tried to give a more friendly environment.
It is an easy enough thing for someone to say "this won't hurt abit"
but no one will ever believe such a
statement. By making
the immunization experience more pleasant, we hope to help people
feel more comfortable and realize that
immunization needles need not be painful or a bad experience. Immunizations
of the decorations we have chsen for our waiting room are educational
as well as interesting.
have accumulated interesting objects to help provide a more tactile
way of demonstrating simple concepts on health.
fuzzy bugs (microbes):
with the "flu bug" and going up to "Aids" we have purchased several
of the Giant Microbe series of toys to demonstrate
the concepts of infection. Educators and teachers to educate young
children on hygiene and health education
have used these toys in classrooms. We have included them in our
waiting room for parents to review with
their children. Each microbe is conceptualised plush representative
of the microbe associated with a disease and
has a short description of the disease. There is nothing controversial
in this content and this is suitable for children
of all ages. We have
found that some of these microbes actually embody some of the more
obscure tropical diseases we try
to educate our clients on.
learn more about these products visit www.giantmicrobes.com.