ST. ANTHONY, NL – The Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital in St. Anthony has a new monitoring system in its intensive care unit (ICU) thanks to funding raised by the Grenfell Foundation (South Chapter).
In 2017, a comprehensive upgrade of the Philips patient monitoring system was completed at a cost of $156,000. The upgrade was necessary to replace major components of the monitoring system.
The Grenfell Foundation (South Chapter) thanks its donors and volunteers for their ongoing and valued support, and Labrador-Grenfell Health thanks the foundation for its continued support of health care advancements in the region and for raising and donating funds to purchase priority medical equipment.
Highlights of the new monitoring system include:
- Installation of additional wireless access points/antennas, which allows for better coverage throughout the hospital for monitoring patients during transport, including wireless monitoring capability in dialysis for in-patients who require dialysis treatment.
- New mobile telemetry packs have a viewing display to allow for full monitoring when the patient is mobile.
- New dual display central workstation at the nursing desk for viewing patient vital signs, history and events. The new workstation provides a user-friendly interface for medical staff and extended patient waveform history viewer.
- New patient vital signs modules which increase level of reliability and performance while monitoring patients at the bedside.