Funds Donated to PMC
State-of-the-art PANDA baby warmer at home in PMC Nursery
January 11, 2012
Thanks to Marvin and Bonnie Nelson of rural Wayne, Nebraska, the Providence Medical Center nursery was recently furnished with a PANDA warmer which is actually three pieces of equipment incorporated into one. In addition to a warming unit to provide a pre-warmed bed for newborns after delivery, the PANDA also contains a scale in which newborns can be weighed immediately after delivery. According to Karen Kwapnioski, RN, Assistant Director of Nursing at PMC, “This is very important because most newborn medications are ordered based on weight.” She went on to say that this unit also has capabilities for suctioning of the mouth and nose after birth, and the blended oxygen system can provide controlled oxygen concentrations and pressures to help ventilate even the tiniest newborns if needed. Heart rate and oxygen saturation monitoring are also on this warming unit. “All the equipment and technology needed to resuscitate a newborn is right at the touch of a button on this PANDA warmer,” said Kwapnioski.
Marvin and Bonnie Nelson’s generous gift of securities to the PMC Foundation has brought an extra-special gift to the hospital and our entire community. There will be a multitude of thank-yous in the years ahead from those who will benefit from their generosity. THANK YOU Marvin and Bonnie.