“$8,000 Grant Made to Langley Memorial Hospital”
(posted May 2016)
The Keystone of Life Foundation recently delivered a $7,952 grant to the Langley Memorial Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a CADD pump for End-of-Life Care at Langley Memorial Hospital.
“The use of CADD (computerized ambulatory drug delivery) pumps is important in providing optimal symptom management to our patients at the Hospice Residence at Langley Memorial Hospital” says Becky Williams, Patient Care Coordinator,
LMH Hospice Residence. CADD pumps allow for continuous infusion of medication to be administered via a portable device and can provide a very effective means of providing medication such as medication for pain control or other medications to manage symptoms such as seizures or distressing restlessness.
In addition to receiving continuous infusion of medication via a CADD pump, a patient with a CADD pump in use can press a button and deliver a pre-determined, safe and effective dose of their medication, as needed, for their symptoms.
The pump and medication is portable and therefore permits patients whenever possible to be more independent and enjoy events or activities outside of the hospice residence.
“I strongly advocate for the availability of CADD pumps in the care of our patients in hospice. I have personally observed the successful symptom management and improved quality of life that is the benefit of this very effective and convenient way to administer medications, when needed, to patients receiving palliative care” states Dr. Sharon Duncan, LMH End-of-Life Care Program.”
“Don Neilson and John Laing, Directors of the Keystone of Life Foundation, together with Neil Marsh from Semihamoo Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, recently presented $7,952 to Becky Williams, Patient Care Coordinator, LMH Hospice Residence.”