TB Vets Charitable Foundation has made a generous gift of $15,000 towards a Glidescope for the emergency department at the Delta Hospital Campus of Care through Delta Hospital and Community Health Foundation (DHCHF)
A Glidescope is a tool urgently needed by medical staff for intubating critically ill patients that have stopped breathing or cannot breathe on their own. In critical situations where seconds count, this tool is used to help patients suffering from cardiac arrests, congestive heart failure, trauma, anaphylactic shock and endoscopy traumas.
According to the Foundation, the video technology of the Glidescope allows physicians and respiratory therapists to visualize the larynx and create a direct line of sight to the airway. The device has a 60-degree angulation that allows a greater field of view, which facilitates navigation to the glottis. This is crucial because a physician or respiratory therapist can only make three attempts at intubation the conventional way before they must attempt alternative critical strategies.
“We are so thankful for TB Vets and their long history of helping fund priority equipment at the Delta Hospital campus and across British Columbia,” says Lisa Hoglund, DNCHF executive director.
Since 1946, TB Vets has distributed more than $16 million in funding across the province for urgent respiratory equipment, education and research and are dedicated to helping British Columbians suffering from respiratory emergencies and illnesses.