Many thanks to the Keystone of Life Foundation, a local service group, for a generous donation of $11,084 to help us purchase four pulse oximeters for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and one vein finder for the Children’s Unit.
We hosted three members of the Keystone of Life Foundation at our NICU to learn how the equipment they bought helps sustain fragile young babies when they are born too soon. Don Nielsen, Greg Sawchuk and Peter Edwards learned about the pulse oximeter from Respiratory Technologist, Gulroop Gill.
Oximeters make it possible for babies who have spent many weeks & months in the NICU, and still require oxygen therapy, to transition home where their oxygen levels can be monitored by their parents. Parents receive extensive training on the devices and what to do if the baby’s oxygen level falls.