The CMAC glidescope is a specialized tool with an embedded camera used by physicians to help intubate both pediatric and adult patients. Currently, physicians are taught how to place breathing tubes by looking directly into a patient’s airway at their vocal cords. The CMAC equipment streamlines this process by enlarging the area, making it easier to visualize the vocal cords and allowing physicians to place the breathing tube safely and effectively while maintaining proper airway protection. With the use of the CMAC, physicians can also place more specialized types of breathing tubes, which can be helpful when dealing with an anatomically abnormal airway, or an airway that is excessively swollen due to an allergic reaction or trauma.
The Need: $50,000 (Two glidescopes at $25,000 each)
Adult and Pediatric Crisis Activity Carts
Engaging patients who are in a mental health crisis with recreational and art activities is a proven strategy for reducing angst and creating a sense of calm. Often, a behavioral health patient enters the Sameth Emergency Department in an agitated state of mind. Resources available on the Adult and Pediatric Crisis Activity cart, that medical team members can grab at a moment’s notice, help to stabilize chaos and bring peace in a highly charged environment.
The Need: $5,000
Patient Transfer Scales
When a stroke patient arrives at the Sameth Emergency Department, taking their weight is imperative before lifesaving interventions can take place. Patient transfer scales are designed to accurately measure a patient’s weight when medication is required. The scales allow staff to weigh immobile patients in a comfortable and non-obtrusive manner.
The Need: $5,000 per scale
Philips Ambient Experience System
This machine helps reduce a patient’s stress and anxiety when undergoing a radiology exam. The Ambient Experience helps tap into the power of the mind to help overcome these natural feelings. When patients undergo radiology exams, they are often in the “fight or flight” response condition we all experience when faced with something threatening. Due to the anxiety associated with getting a potentially life-changing diagnosis, it is easy to see why patients can flip into the flight response. Ultimately, the Philips Ambient Experience System guarantees better imaging and precise diagnoses while providing better patient care.
The Need: $544,000
Art Therapist for the Psychiatric ED
Our full-time art therapist works weekdays from 10:00am to 6:00pm. However, as nights and weekends are often the busiest times in our Emergency Department, we would like to augment these hours and use philanthropic funds to hire a part-time art therapist to cover evening hours from 5:00pm to 9:00pm and at least one day on the weekend. From January 2021 through December 2021, a total of 681 patients were served by the art therapy program (316 pediatric patients; 309 adult patients; 56 geriatric patients). A total of 1,023 art therapy sessions were provided.
The Need: $50,000
Sameth Emergency/Trauma Department Education Fund
Bob and Sue Sameth started a continuing education program for medical staff in the emergency department. This fund augments the yearly continuing education dollars that are provided by Atlantic Health. It is a very popular program and many nurses have returned to school to obtain an RN, BSN, APN or other certification. We do seek additional funds for this very worthwhile purpose.
The Need: $25,000
If you have any questions, or if you would like to support a funding need for the Emergency Department, please contact Susan Johns, foundation officer, at 973-593-2413.