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Skyline Foundation funds pediatric kits for ambulances

A great benefit for children of the area

Funds granted by Skyline Foundation have purchased Broselow/Hinkle System Pediatric Kits for all ambulances in Skyline Hospital's EMS Department.

The Broselow/Hinkle System is designed with children's care in mind, and quickly and easily provides all the information and equipment needed for emergency resuscitation and care requirements. This system allows Skyline's emergency personnel to work swiftly and accurately.

The Pediatric Kit is a bag containing numerous color coded pouches that correspond to the Broselow Tape and it's color coded instructions. The infant or child patient is measured on the tape and emergency personnel work from the indicated color coded pouch which contains the proper sized equipment and dosage of medication for the young patient's needs.

Bob Guinn, manager of Skyline's Ambulance Department, said, "We have always carried appropriate equipment and medicines, but these kits will be an incredible addition. They allow our emergency responders to have immediately at their fingertips proper equipment and measured doses appropriate for the age and size of the pediatric patient."

"It pleases us to be able to add this important emergency equipment to our ambulances for quick and accurate action in an emergency. This is of great benefit to children in the Skyline Hospital service area," said Bill Whidden, president of the Skyline Foundation.

The Skyline Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation that was formed in 1986 to improve health care in western Klickitat and eastern Skamania counties.

Persons wishing to contribute or volunteer, can call Debra Reed, foundation coordinator, (509) 637-0696.


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