Thanks to donations from our community, the Squamish Hospital Foundation has purchased vital equipment for our hospital that will make it easier for patients to breathe.
The newly bought Glidescope can be an important tool in treating severe cases of COVID-19 where intubation is needed.
“The Glidescope assists in difficult airway management facilitating for smoother intubation yet allowing the healthcare teams to visualize the airway with greater physical distancing than traditional intubation techniques, thus providing some protection for our frontline healthcare workers,” reads a news release from the foundation.
Jaime Morum, one of the members of the Squamish 100 Women Who Care chapter, came up with the idea of purchasing lifesaving equipment that could help with COVID-19 and helped launch the campaign on March 25.
The $43,000 equipment will be useful after the pandemic passes as well.
The release states that donations from 100 Women Who Care Squamish, Rotary Club of Squamish, and the Squamish General Hospital Auxiliary Society were pivotal in being able to purchase the Glidescope so quickly.