The grant, in the amount of $13,456, was used to purchase a state-of-the-art Neo-Natal Care Module and related equipment. This technology is used to monitor the vital signs of at-risk or ill infants, such as heart rate, respirations, and pulse oximetry, according to OB Supervisor, Bonnie Embrey, RN.
"Monitoring the vital signs of a high-risk newborn, or a baby with an identified problem, is critical," she said. The equipment's continuous surveillance helps the physicians and staff monitor the baby's progress and anticipate, and even avoid, potential problems.
The grant replaces and updates older monitoring equipment in the OB. The Crusade for Children has repeatedly supported Twin Lakes Regional with grants that have purchased equipment for various departments servicing children, such as Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, and OB.
The Board of Directors, physicians and staff at Twin Lakes Regional offer their sincere thanks to the Crusade for Children for its continued support, as well as to those members of the local community who dedicate their time and efforts each year to support the Crusade's fundraising campaign.