Wittenberg Ambulance Services
Grant Helps Wittenberg Ambulance Department
Wittenberg, Wisconsin, (September 15th, 2010) –Wittenberg Ambulance Department receives a $6,573.00 grant from Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg to purchase essential equipment.
Wittenberg Ambulance Department purchased nine new pieces of equipment. The equipment will be split between two ambulances that service over 385 calls per year in the Wittenberg area.
The new Stryker Stair-Pro Chair will enable ambulance staff to move patients from multi-level facilities in emergency situations. This will significantly reduce the risk of operator back injury.
“Many people will benefit from the equipment purchased with the grant. The stair chair will assist in moving people in need down from an upstairs bedroom or apartment more quickly and easily, and when minutes matter, this piece of equipment could make the difference in life and death,” the Director of Wittenberg Ambulance Services, David Yaeger stated.
With the cold months soon approaching the one new IV Warmers will replace the old heating pads that are currently used. In the past cold IV fluids may have induced hypothermia in compromised patients and those that are predisposed to hypothermia. One of the advantages of warmed IV fluids at normal body temperature is the improved absorption of administered medications (+/- 10% per degree F compared to cold IV fluids).
The department purchased three new ProPak Trauma/Oxygen bags which will carry all the essential equipment needed when arriving on scene. Wittenberg Ambulance also purchased two new Trimline Echo Amplified Digital Stethoscopes. The new stethoscopes digital mode boasts a 400% increase in amplification. This patented technology acts to minimize external noise to provide for purer auscultation sounds.
Two new Backboard Combi Carrier® II will eliminates unnecessary movement making it ideal for patients with suspected neck, hip, pelvic, and spinal injuries. Backboard also functions like a scoop stretcher, minimizes movement of patient’s spine during lifting and transport. Split-design allows for simple, easy removal and reapplication for detailed X-Ray examination.
“The Wittenberg Ambulance would like to thank Ho-Chuck Gaming Wittenberg for their generous donation. The equipment purchased will help keep our community safe and help with the care that we as EMT's provide,” commented David Yaeger Director/Wittenberg Ambulance Services.
Check presentation took place September 15th, 2010 at Wittenberg Ambulance Department.