A piece of equipment that’s been high on the priority list at Vernon Jubilee Hospital is now in the hands of its surgical team, thanks to TB Vets donors.
The GlideScope Core allows medical professionals to see a patient’s airway on a video screen and is a first choice for difficult intubations.
“This is a critical and versatile piece of equipment that helps us do our job more effectively without interruptions,” says Dr. Tom Cull, Chief Anesthesiologist.
For those in the North Okanagan who need breathing assistance while in hospital, the GlideScope Core helps make intubation through the mouth safer and easier.
“When the whole team can see what’s on the screen, it helps us predict and be ready for what comes next – enabling us to provide the best care for patients,” explains Carrie Garrod, a Respiratory Therapist at the hospital.
“With the loyal support of donors, TB Vets continues to arm BC’s frontline medical heroes with respiratory equipment, research and education,” says TB Vets Executive Director Kandys Merola. “We are proud to provide the funding to VJH Foundation to acquire this life-saving equipment.”*
*Photo (L-R): Carrie Garrod, Respiratory Therapist; Chad Rideout, Perioperative Services Manager; Dr. Thomas Cull, Chief Anesthesiologist; Michael MacAulay, Respiratory Services Professional Practice Lead