Cutting-Edge RQI Technology Arrives at Dosher Hospital.
Dosher Memorial Hospital has received new Resuscitation Quality Improvement (RQI) technology. This technology was purchased with a $30,000 Noren Foundation grant funding awarded to Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation in March 2022. Through the generosity of the Noren Foundation, Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation has received $275,000 in grant funding over the past eight years.
RQI technology improves staff competency in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Basic Life Support (BLS).
RQI technology is the higher standard of care, demonstrated to improve clinical care delivery and to increase survival from sudden cardiac arrest. The funds are designated for the professional development and training of staff, who are currently receiving training on this new technology by Clinical Nurse Educator, Katherine Knihnicki, RN, MSN, ThD, CHPN.
The hospital also received nine new Metro crash carts, which the Noren Foundation also funded through a grant. The new crash carts are lightweight (easier to push into a room when a life-threatening code occurs) and have a quick-release locking mechanism (easier to get into in an emergency). The Metro crash carts are designed for the specific purpose of being used in code blue and are made with antimicrobial paints, which is ideal for infection control purposes.
These new crash carts replace older models that have been in use for 30 years.
Lynda Stanley, president and CEO of Dosher, says, “Crash carts and RQI technology save lives. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Noren Foundation, which helps enable access to advanced equipment and technology. Thanks to the consistent support of donors such as Noren, Dosher can remain on the cutting edge of innovative technologies that have a significant impact on patient care.”
Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation was established and began operating in March of 2010. The foundation’s primary responsibility is to encourage a steady flow of funds to the hospital from individuals and organization within the hospital’s service area. These funds enable Dosher Hospital to continue providing its patients with the finest healthcare equipment, programs and services possible as well as provide the resources necessary for construction, expansion and remodeling projects.
For more information:
Dosher Foundation – (910) 457-3936 or visit www.Dosher.org/Foundation