Critical Care Supplies

Imagine an intensive care unit (ICU) with no monitors!  Doesn’t sound very intense, does it?

Through the gifts of our donors, we were able to acquire a ventilator this year.  We are moving our ICU forward, and providing care to sicker patients with success.  We are teaching our residents and staff doctors what can be done for critically ill patients.  The word is getting out that SCH can help these really sick folks!

So much more needs to be done, and you can help.  We don’t have enough proper monitoring equipment.  We need some monitors like the one shown above.  The monitors continuously report the patient’s vital signs keeping us aware of subtle changes that need to be addressed.  Each of these cost around $2,000, and we need five of them to provide excellent care to critically ill patients.

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This is an IV pump.  It allows us to delicately give medications drop-by-drop to a dying patient.  And potentially save their life!  Without a pump, we are often just guessing at how much medicine to give, and it is very challenging.   Just $500 will buy one of these, and we need 8!

In addition to these things, we need ventilator tubing, endotracheal tubes, suction tubes, and ECG leads.  When you give $100 toward critical care supplies, your gift will buy these much needed items!

 

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