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Howard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Makes Important Donation

Donation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Date: September 18, 2007

Contact: Anthony Stahl
Director HR/Marketing
Howard Memorial Hospital
(707) 456-3101

Willits - Howard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary came up big with yet another donation which will benefit the hospital and community. The Auxiliary donated a State-of-the-Art advanced life support skills manikin which will provide quality education to the hospitals health care professionals.

- Howard Memorial Hospital Auxiliary came up big with yet another donation which will benefit the hospital and community. The Auxiliary donated a State-of-the-Art advanced life support skills manikin which will provide quality education to the hospitals health care professionals.

The manikin is used to train clinicians in everything from starting complicated IVs to handheld arrhythmia and defibrillation. The manikin recreates over 1400+ dysrhythmias and allows for student assessment of heart and breath sounds. It also allows for pupillary assessment of normal, constricted and dilated pupils.

Were thrilled to make this donation to Howard Memorial Hospital, stated Sherry Terry, Auxiliary president. This $8,000 donation is one of many weve made during the past few years to assist the hospital in providing quality care to the community. During the years weve donated close to $600,000 in equipment. continued Terry.

The manikin will be used to give refresher courses to MDs, RNs and Lab Techs for ACLS and CPR classes, commented Kristy Hosford, trainer in the hospital education department.

Accrediting bodies, such as the Joint Commission, require that RNs and other health professionals participate in mock emergency procedures in order to keep skills sharp. The manikin will help make the practice very close to a real life experience.

I believe we are the only facility in Mendocino County to have this type of advanced training manikin, stated Hosford. Its really an incredible tool for keeping our health team certified.

The manikin is programmed through a computer software program to have simulated human reactions. You even feel a pop upon correct placemat of the IV, said Hosford. The manikin has teeth, tongue, larynx, epiglottis, false cords, vocal cords, lungs and stomach. Its one fantastic training tool, commented Hosford.

We want to thank Auxiliary for this valuable donation, stated Kevin Erich, President. This training Manikin will help us to better serve our community.