3 Units – $54,000
The Emergency Department at EPMC needs three new Trauma Stretchers. The current stretchers in use are nearly 15 years old, and do not utilize the newest available technology. New Trauma Stretchers provide patient-facing benefits such as built-in radiology plates underneath, removing the need to reposition immobilized patients who may have undetermined internal injuries. This reduces the risk of patient harm, and eliminates risk of staff injury. Also, new Trauma Stretchers will enable patients to be weighed without removing them from the stretcher. There are certain medications used for trauma, stroke, and cardiac patients that are based on an accurate weight – using an estimate or the patient’s recollection can lead to improper dosing of medication.