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Peninsula Health

Cardiac monitor for Rosebud Hospital

Cardiac monitor for Rosebud Hospital

A cardiac monitor is a device that shows the electrical and pressure waveforms of the cardiovascular system for measurement and treatment. Patient parameters ...

australia > VIC > both
01/07/2021 > 30/06/2022

FIELD OF INTEREST

  • Health/wellbeing & medical research
  • Individual/family services & support

TARGET POPULATION

  • People with a disability, illness or disease
  • General population

PROJECT SUMMARY

A cardiac monitor is a device that shows the electrical and pressure waveforms of the cardiovascular system for measurement and treatment. Patient parameters specific to respiratory function can also be measured by our medical staff. Because electrical connections are made between the cardiac monitor and the patient, it is kept at the patient’s bedside.

$17,000 of funding would enable us to purchase 1 x Draeger Cardiac monitor. This is the full funding of one product. This monitor is one of several that are required for the fast track area of the Rosebud Hospital Emergency Department. Rosebud Emergency Department treats over 22,000 patient’s a year and this new piece of equipment will assist. Cardiac monitors allow our healthcare workers to observe a patient’s heart, rhythm, blood pressure and oxygen saturation. The cardiac monitor can help to determine overall heart health by discovering cardiac arrhythmias and other heart conditions that may be present. It can detect a heart attack. It also detects when a blood pressure and oxygen saturation is too high or too low so we can respond quickly to treat the condition.

All patient’s who present to the Emergency Department require a blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen saturation to be taken. Anyone who develops any chest pain will be placed on the cardiac monitor.

PROJECT OUTCOMES

A heart monitor is used to assess your heart rate and rhythm for 24 hours or longer. It can be used to identify abnormal heart rates or rhythms, which may or may not be associated with particular symptoms. Benefits of cardiac monitoring include the observation of a patients heart to help discover cardiac arrhythmias and other heart conditions that may be present and to help determine overall heart health. It can detect a heart attack and allows our staff to more efficiently (and quickly) respond with the most appropriate treatment.

Profile of Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health

Peninsula Health is a major metropolitan health service for Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula. We care for a population of 300,000 people, which swells to over 400,000 during peak tourism seasons. Our health service consists of four major sites; Frankston Hospital, Rosebud Hospital, Golf Links Rehabilitation Centre and The Mornington Centre (dementia/aged care); + five additional community health centres. We are a local health service operating on a large scale, providing a wide range of care to our local community.

BUDGET BREAKDOWN

TOTAL BUDGET: $68,000
FUNDING
Funding sourceAmount
Honda Foundation (unconfirmed)$17,000
Joe White Bequest (unconfirmed)$17,000
William Angliss Charitable Foundation (unconfirmed)$17,000
Funding gap (unconfirmed)$17,000
EXPENSES
Expense itemAmount
4 x Draeger Cardiac Monitors$68,000

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