Michael and Jacqui Clarke presented Braidwood Multi-Purpose Service’s clinical nurse educator and clinical nurse specialist Lorinda Wilkes with an AIRVO2 Humidifier, EZ-IO Drill & Educator Kit and a Rad-5 Pulse Oximeter for the emergency department earlier this month.
The Humpty Dumpty Foundation and Michael and Jacqui, who own Koolewong Angus, have made a significant difference to the lives of children in Braidwood.
Humidification is important for babies and children suffering from respiratory problems, such as bronchitis, pneumonia and cystic fibrosis. Humidified air and oxygen from the AIRVO2 Humidifier helps them breathe restfully and clears the chest for ongoing treatment and recovery.
The EZ-IO Power Drill kit is an essential piece of equipment used to resuscitate critically ill children and babies when they have stopped breathing and when it is difficult to establish intravenous access. The system uses a drill to place the needle into the bone and it can give IV access within 10 seconds so that life-saving medication can be administered. Resuscitation is time critical, so having this drill will have life-saving consequences. The kit also comes with a training model for the EZ-IO which gives staff the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the procedure.
Accurate measurement of a pulse rate, oxygen saturation and perfusion index is essential in assessing the current status and treatment implications for paediatric patients. The handheld Rad-5 Pulse Oximeter allows nurses to record arterial oxygen levels accurately and efficiently and quickly track any changes.
Michael and Jacqui Clarke said: “uur family has lived in the Braidwood district since 1838. Many generations have benefited greatly from this community and it is very pleasing to be able to give a little back,”
Humpty Dumpty Foundation Founder and Executive Chairman Paul Francis said: “Koolewong Angus, Braidwood’s support of the Humpty Dumpty Foundation and the local community in which it operates is immeasurable. Their support of families in Braidwood means children will have access to essential medical equipment that is very much needed by the medical staff and, quite often, it is life-saving. I applaud this contribution to Braidwood Multi-Purpose Service as it demonstrates Koolewong Angus, Braidwood’s commitment to the community.”
To acknowledge the contribution to Braidwood Multi-Purpose Service, Koolewong Angus, Braidwood, were presented with a Humpty Dumpty Foundation Thank You plaque.
Founded 55 years ago, the Humpty Dumpty Foundation has raised over $55 million to help sick and injured children.
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