Great title or what? The old Bee-Gees hit says it all about our summer campaign and you’ll be hearing it all over town in new few weeks! If you can’t wait, turn on your speakers and have a listen
North Hastings District Hospital Auxiliary members are excitedly planning for a fun-filled and successful summer campaign. This year our theme Stayin’ Alive represents the equipment we have pledged to purchase; namely eight portable vital signs monitors that can be used throughout the hospital and emergency department plus a built-in monitor for critically ill patients in the Emergency Room.
The portable monitors can be used wherever there is an electrical outlet. They monitor blood pressure, heart rate and blood oxygen levels using an automatic blood pressure cuff and a monitor that clips easily over a fingernail. This allows the care team to continuously monitor how well the patient is doing. Staff are able to set audible alarm levels that will notify them of changes.The built-in monitor works in conjunction with the existing heart rate monitor to provide the team with a comprehensive moment-to-moment picture of the patients
“The auxiliary, our partners (No Frills, Dave’s Restaurant, Moose FM and Tim Horton’s) and the hospital staff are thrilled and excited to be taking part in this Project,” enthused Karen Bonokoski, Auxiliary President . “We plan to rock this town and make sure that everyone has a great time! ”