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50 000 $

Medical equipment

Acquisition of a cardiac telemetry system for the critical care department

Best practice recommends that patients should be admitted to the stroke unit within four hours of a stroke in order to receive early access to the care and services of the interdisciplinary stroke team. It is also recommended that these patients have constant monitoring of their heart rhythm for at least 48 hours, as many strokes are due to episodes of heart rhythm dysfunction.

The Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital’s stroke care unit does not have the technology to continuously monitor the heart rate of stroke patients. For this reason, patients must sometimes be kept in the emergency room on a stretcher beyond the prescribed time. This delays the early care plan that is critical to the rehabilitation of stroke patients.

“In 2016-2017, at the Cité-de-la-Santé Hospital emergency department, there were 216 cases of patients diagnosed with a stroke, 61 of which required a stay of more than 24 hours in the emergency.”

The CISSS de Laval would like to acquire 6 cardiac telemetry devices, which will ensure that stroke patients receive appropriate and immediate care by being in their dedicated care unit while being monitored remotely by the cardiology team.

Why donate?

In addition to immediate care by competent teams, cardiac telemetry devices will help people with stroke:

  • To be cared for in the care unit dedicated to them
  • To be monitored remotely by the cardiology team using wireless technology
  • To benefit from an early care plan
  • To benefit from winning conditions for better rehabilitation

The 6 cardiac telemetry devices will be carried by the patients and connected by wireless technology to the existing system in the cardiology unit. This will provide mobility to patients to allow them to receive early rehabilitation care, a guarantee of better rehabilitation after a stroke. It will also greatly simplify the care plan by reducing the number of tests prescribed in favour of targeted interventions.

Goal: $50,000