The South and Central Health Foundation thanks the Kiwanis Club of Grand Falls-Windsor for its continuing efforts to enhance the lives of children around the world, as well as those close to home!
On Tuesday, October 13th, Dan Osbourne, a Regional Health Educator with the Professional Development & Continuing Education Services Department at the Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre, attended a Kiwanis lunch meeting to do just that.
Dan is currently an instructor and the course lead for the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course. This course deals with pediatric and neonatal emergencies which can range from respiratory and shock management to cardio pulmonary arrest.
Thanks to a recent investment of $3,462 from the Kiwanis Club our charity was able to provide training tools that will help ensure staff are trained and ready to provide emergency pediatric resuscitation should the need arise. Those items purchased includeda Neonatal Intubation Trainer, a Pediatric Intubation Trainer and an Infant Airway Management Trainer.
These three training aids work hand-in-hand with the two computerized, youth-mannequins that our foundation purchased to train physicians and nurses in the provision of pediatric emergency care. They will permit extremely realistic mock codes to be coordinated. The practice sessions ensure that our medical professionals have the confidence and skills to assist in real emergency situations when seconds matter.