Did you know that 80% of patients who are admitted to the hospital need to receive therapy through intravenous (IV) pumps?
These portable, bedside devices are one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment – a lifeline that helps to deliver vital medication, fluids and nutrients to patients with more serious illnesses.
Because so many patients depend on it, it is absolutely crucial to have the latest IV pump technology available at our regional hospital. This year, upgrading to brand new IV pumps is one of the hospital’s high priorities. I hope you will help!
$915,000 is needed to cover the cost of about 200 new pain and general IV pumps in all areas of the hospital – from the ER Acute Care, to Surgery, Obstetrics and the Paediatric unit.
By donating in support of new, highly specialized infusion pumps, you will greatly improve the delivery of patient care:
Ensure the highest standards of patient safety:
The new pumps are extremely accurate, particularly when it comes to administering low doses of medication.
Improve patient comfort:
New IV pumps are just one fifth the size of the old pumps – and have a longer battery life, giving patients more freedom to leave their bedside.
Faster, more efficient delivery of medication to patients:
'Smart' infusion pumps are always connected to the hospital’s wireless network. Dosage changes can be sent wirelessly to the entire fleet with a push of a button.
The new IV pump system is another important way for us to ensure that all of our patients receive the right care, at the right time, in the right way – every time. Plum 360 Infusion Pumps are used throughout the hospital to administer IV medication & fluids. SapphirePlus Infusion Pumps can be set to enable patients to control their own pain medication.
Because so many of us come to the Owen Sound Regional Hospital at some point in our lives, we all have a stake in keeping it the very best it can be – for us and our loved ones. Please donate today to help. Your donation will touch the lives of so many patients!
With my sincere gratitude,
Dr. Bob Severs
GBHS Chief of Anesthesiology
P.S. Our patients rely on IV pumps to get everything from basic fluids to life-saving medication. Please help ensure the most advanced pump technology is available at your regional hospital by donating online.