Thanks to an $11,000 grant from the Mansfield Charitable Foundation, Boone County Health Center will be purchasing six more CPR manikins and one geriatric manikin for more efficient and effective CPR classes.
The new manikins will be capable of measuring the depth and rate of chest compressions, which is a key indicator of whether the person is performing the lifesaving technique correctly.
Director of Staff Development, Angie Schalk, thinks that the new CPR manikins will be more efficient and effective.
"The newer models of manikins will be capable of measuring the depth and rate of chest compressions, which is a key indicator of whether the person is performing the lifesaving technique correctly," Schalk said. "Quality patient care is always our first concern, and these manikins will help make that possible."
The Boone County Health Center is a hub for many members of the community who need or desire CPR training such as firefighters, EMTs, lifeguards, nursing home staff, daycare providers, teachers, Boy and Girl Scouts, and parents.
Boone County Health Center has received a $6,000 grant from CL Werner Foundation for additional mobile phone units and backup batteries for the new nursing call system.
With the new system, patients will have more specific options to communicate their needs.
Each department will have a mobile unit to help with assistance of daily routines to life-threatening situations.
The staff can respond quickly and accurately to all patient needs. Also, there will be a bedside touchpad to increase efficiency and accuracy of communication among hospital staff members as they work together for the well-being of patients.