The Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation purchased two video laryngoscopes for the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) recently.
The video laryngoscopes allow for a higher success rate of intubation in the field. Intubation is the process of placing a tube into the body for medical purposes. Typically, intubation refers to the placement of an endotracheal tube to assist the patient when they are not breathing effectively. The tube is placed into the trachea and connected to a device that assists breathing, according to sharecare.com.
Intubation is regarded as one of the most important EMS procedures and has been the standard of care in the United States for more than 20 years.
“The Fayette County Memorial Hospital EMS is very excited about the purchase of the new video laryngoscope that was made possible through the FCMH Foundation,” Tony Kegg, FCMH EMS paramedic said. “EMS is routinely faced with patients who may be difficult to intubate due to airway anatomy or cervical spine injuries resulting from trauma. Without a doubt, the video laryngoscope provides better patient outcomes for those who need an emergent airway. We’re all pleased that the Foundation could make this happen for our department and community.”
To make a donation to the FCMH Foundation to continue helping to purchase many of the life-saving and top of the line equipment, call the Foundation office at (740) 333-2710 or visit www.fcmh.org and click on “donate.”
Fayette County Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital (25-bed hospital) with 30-plus healthcare providers, complete with a full spectrum of healthcare services.
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