Once again, the TB Vets Charitable Foundation has made a generous donation to Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation. This recent $20,000 donation was used to purchase a TCM5 Flex Monitor for the maternity ward at Kootenay Lake Hospital.
This device provides non-invasive, continuous monitoring of oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in newborns. Through the use of a skin sensor, the monitor will provide information that would only have been available by drawing blood, thereby reducing the number of times blood needs to be drawn from these newborns.
“We are excited to use the best technology available to support safer and more comfortable care for our littlest patients,” said clinical operations manager Trina Larson.
“Every drop of their precious blood matters to their recovery and transition to breathing in the outside world,” she said. “TB Vets’ generous donation enables us to carefully monitor wee ones who are receiving respiratory support such as continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) or mechanical ventilation.”
Larson said the TCM-5 Flex’s real-time monitoring aids a faster response to changes in a patient’s condition and improves workflow planning with respiratory therapists and paediatricians.
“TB Vets is committed to honouring the deep-rooted history of our veterans by continuing to support Kootenay Lake Hospital Foundation with much-needed respiratory equipment,” said TB Vets CEO Kandys Merola.