Shriners visit the Maternity Department

The Campbell River Shrine Club made a special visit to the Maternity Department recently to deliver a donation that will support the purchase of three important pieces of equipment.  A Data Scope, Fetal Doppler and Humidifier with Neopuff. On average, 400 babies are born in the Campbell River Hospital each year and an infant Stabilette is present at each birth.  A Fetal Doppler is a hand-held ultrasound transducer used to detect the fetal heartbeat for prenatal care.  It uses the Doppler effect to provide audible simulation of the heartbeat.  A Data Scope is mobile piece of equipment that is used for checking blood pressure, pulse, and temperature; because it is mobile it can be moved from room to room and patient to patient as needed. The humidifier is part of a T-piece resuscitator, which is used during life-saving respiratory support due to prematurity or other complications after birth.  The immature airways of a baby are a fragile mechanism reliant on a delicate balance of temperature and humidity. Shriners are a brotherhood of men committed to family, engaged in ongoing personal growth, and dedicated to providing care for children and families in need. Their backgrounds and interests are diverse, but they are bound together by shared values and a desire to have fun, do good and build relationships that can last a lifetime.  The Campbell River Shrine Club would like to thank everyone for supporting their efforts throughout the year.