You’re bringing patients back to life
Your donations recently purchased a mechanical CPR device for Flinders Medical Centre Emergency Department’s resuscitation bay, to help our Flinders Heroes perform lifesaving CPR.
Its technical name is the CorPuls – but staff call it ‘the thumper’.
The automatic device performs chest compressions using a battery-operated strongarm and it can be highly effective in situations where prolonged CPR is required.
“In some instances many staff can be required to perform CPR, rotating every two minutes for up to two exhausting hours,” said Megan Eastaughffe, the ED’s Nurse Unit Manager.
With the CorPuls able to take over chest compressions which would normally be shared among many staff, it’s also proving helpful in reducing staff fatigue and exposure to patients who may carry a risk of COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.
“The ED are so grateful to Flinders Foundation’s supporters for providing our team with this equipment to help save lives, while also keeping ourselves safe," Megan said.
Other stories from our Autumn 2021 Newsletter
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit you generously offered your support to the amazing healthcare workers and researchers… the Flinders Heroes! Read More
Dr Julie Lawrence understood the importance of medical research and patient care. With the support of her family, Julie has left an incredible legacy. Read More
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