Belmont Medical Rapid Infuser R1-2
As a community hospital, CGH’s ICU and ER are tasked with the job of stabilizing patients with rapid blood loss to prepare them for transport to a higher level of care centre. This must be done quickly and safely.
The Belmont Rapid Infuser RI-2 is a leading medical device that aids in combatting rapid blood loss emergencies. As a community hospital, CGH’s ICU and ER are tasked with the job of stabilizing patients with rapid blood loss to prepare them for transport to a higher level of care centre; this must be done quickly and safely. The Belmont Rapid Infuser provides lifesaving, warmed fluids immediately to patients, facilitating some of the manual tasks that clinicians would otherwise have to handle. The Belmont also offers additional safety measures that monitor both the environment and the patient to avoid interruption in the flow of fluids. This piece of equipment will alleviate the clinician’s tasks and provide consistent and critical fluids to emergency patients.
The HAMILTON-T1 Transport Ventilator
The ER has three portable ventilators currently that have been with CGH for 20 years. The battery life on these machines is failing, so staff are required to carry bulky charging adapters when transporting patients externally. These replacements are lightweight, double in battery life, and have state-of-the-art technology that allows the patient to be transferred without intubation. Intubation increases the likelihood of an infection, like COVID-19, being spread.
The Hamilton-T1 Transport Ventilator is a lightweight, state-of-the-art portable ventilator that is currently being used in hospital transfers throughout the Lower Mainland. The ventilators that are currently available at CHG’s ER room are nearing 20 years of use; these machines have compromised battery life and require staff members to carry bulky charging ports alongside the portable machines. The proposed replacement equipment is compact, provides double the battery life, and has updated technology that allows for transport to take place without intubation being necessary, which lowers the chance of infections such as COVID-19 being spread in this process. This Transport Ventilator will provide our ER patients with the best care available and alleviate the role of our staff in transfer preparations.
Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System
The Arctic Sun 5000 Temperature Management System monitors and non-invasively controls the temperature for patients of all ages. For CGH, this machine would be utilized by “Code Blue” teams in the ER and critical care to support a patient recovering from a heart attack who did not regain consciousness immediately following life-saving efforts. To protect the brain from permanent damage, the patient’s body temperature needs to be lowered and maintained for 24 hours, before slowly warming the patient back to normal levels. The Arctic Sun 5000 offers automated feedback, with temperature measures and adjustments every 30 seconds. This equipment will give patients the best opportunity to wake up and resume life after their health scare, minimizing long-term brain damage.