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Modern artificial respiration apparatus to help Vilnohirsk residents
18.05.2020Vilnohirsk Central Town’s Hospital started using a modern artificial respiration apparatus (ARA), manufactured in Germany. This is a necessary and important contribution into providing equipment for the Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department made by Oleksandr Prokopenko, Director of VMMP, a subsidiary of JSC UMCC, and Oleh Kryshy Charity Foundation.
“Our hospital has never had an ARA of this high category,” stated Oleh Trofimenko, Chief of the Anesthesiology and Intensive Care Department at the central town’s hospital. The specific feature of this unit is that it can be adjusted for any patient depending on their respiratory condition, allowing to choose different ventilation modes depending on the patient’s condition.
“There aren’t many such units in Ukraine and in the region: two in Kryviy Rih, and not more than six at the Mechnykov Oblast Hospital,” noted the chief of the anesthesiology department.
The central hospital of Vilnohirsk has seven ARAs at its disposal, although all of them have become morally outdated. The new ARA will help the doctors provide better and more effective care to the patients, as all four anesthesiologists at the hospital have experience of working with this kind of equipment.
“If the power goes out in all of the hospital, the apparatus will continue to operate,” added Oleh Trofimenko. “A patient’s monitor showing body temperature, blood pressure, level of oxygen, heart rate and cardiogram was purchased together with the ARA,” he confirmed. If any of these indicators change, the apparatus will alert the medical personnel, who will be able to quickly respond.
Natalia Shkurovska, Chief Medical Officer of the town’s central hospital, informed that the ARA will help the doctors of the hospital improve respiratory support for the patients in grave condition. “The central town’s hospital would like to express our gratitude to Oleksandr Prokopenko and Oleh Kryshyn for purchasing such vital equipment,” she said.
The new apparatus has already been tested, and it operates perfectly.