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New Telemetry Channel Monitoring Systems for CCU - 15 May 2019

New Telemetry Channel Monitoring Systems for CCU - 15 May 2019

190515 New Telemetery Channel Monitoring Systems For CCU League Of Friends Donation 2 A grant of almost £5,500 from the Musgrove Park Hospital’s League of Friends has been donated to the hospital’s Coronary Care Unit (CCU), allowing for the purchase of four new Telemetry Channel Monitoring Systems for the ward.

Patients who have suffered an uncomplicated heart attack, but still need cardiac monitoring for 48 hours, can often be transferred to different wards. The new monitoring systems enable CCU staff to monitor a patient’s heart rate and rhythms without needing to use one of the eight CCU beds on the ward, which are used to monitor patients who need urgent care and treatment.

190515 New Telemetery Channel Monitoring Systems For CCU League Of Friends DonationThe ward currently has four monitoring systems, which are in use 24/7. The four new systems will enable the team to monitor twice the amount of patients at any one time, resulting in safer patient care.

A huge thank you to the League of Friends for granting this gift, and for continually helping us to improve the care our service can provide.