Continuing Education Fund
Three years ago, Bob and Sue Sameth started a continuing education program for medical staff in the Emergency Department, which augments the yearly continuing education dollars that are provided by Atlantic Health System. With these funds, many nurses have returned to school. In 2019, 13 scholarships for Emergency Department technicians and nurses were awarded in support of RN, BSN and APN degree programs or other certifications.
The Need: $23,000
Mannequins for Intubation Training
Anesthesiologists are experts in the time-sensitive procedure of intubation, however, with training, Emergency Department physicians can perform this life-saving intervention. Funding for the purchase of mannequins will support training, which will expand the number of health care professionals who can learn the critical skills needed to perform intubations.
The Need: $12,179
Helping geriatric patients reduce the risk of falling is a critical component to their safety while in the hospital. Funding is needed for a mobility technician who will evaluate and work with older patients to ensure an early and safe return to their homes.
The Need: $66,125
Stop the Bleed Kits
Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and a call to action to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Lives can be saved with the simple instruction, action and equipment provided in these kits. Morristown Medical Center offers basic bleeding control training to community groups and hospital employees led by volunteers. Funds would support bleeding control kits, which include pressure dressings, gauze, gloves and shears.
The Need: $33,063
Panda warmers are a critical tool in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Full-color displays allow for easy monitoring and weighing of newborns and infants while keeping them warm at the same time. Added features allow for fast, life-saving resuscitation therapy.
The Need: $23,000
Geriatric Emergency Department Skylights
Artificial skylights mimic daylight and offer added visuals of clouds, trees and blue skies, which have proven effective in decreasing depression and reducing stress and anxiety in patients waiting for beds. Funds are needed to support the purchase of six artificial skylights to be installed in the Geriatric Emergency Department.
The Need $69,000
Emergency Department Whiteboards
A digital whiteboard brings critical information to patients and their families in real-time. These boards contribute to a seamless integration into the hospital environment and allow for better communication between patients and their care teams.
The Need: $17,250
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for the Emergency Department, please contact Susan Johns, major gift officer, at 973-593-2413.
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