Large Volume Infusion Pumps funded by Northern Cancer Fund and Thunder Bay 50/50
Published Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Amy Binch (Clinical Nurse Specialist in Medicine) and Stephanie Irwin (RPN in 2A)
The Thunder Bay 50/50 Draw has awarded winners over $5 million in prizes this year. This is great news for our prize winners, and perhaps more importantly, every ticket sold has help fund vital medical equipment for patients in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario!
A fleet of IV pumps are on their way to our Hospital, thanks to donors to our Northern Cancer Fund and Thunder Bay 50/50 participants. Large volume infusion pumps (commonly known as IV pumps) are used in nearly all areas of the Hospital to safely administer medication and/or fluids intravenously. The hospital’s current fleet of IV pumps is in need of replacement – that's 665 new pumps that are needed.
Thanks to donors and 50/50 supporters, the existing fleet of IV pumps is being replaced with new ones. These newer pumps are easier to use, and offer many great safety features to provide safer care for patients. Infusion pumps work by pulling fluids or medications from the bag and controlling the rate at which it goes into the patient. Healthcare providers are able to program the pumps into the specified rate for treatment.
If you'd like to fund even more vital medical equipment the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, please donate directly at www.healthsciencesfoundation.ca/donate or purchase Thunder Bay 50/50 tickets at www.thunderbay5050.ca