Donation helps acquire valuable equipment

"Teck Trail Operations provided a generous donation that enabled KBRH to purchase a Vein Viewer."

I’m a Maternity/Nursery and Pediatric nurse working at KBRH with over 20 years’ experience locally and throughout North America.

I’ve worked in a broad range of hospitals in Canada and the US and have experience working with and without different forms of cutting edge technology that can change a patient, parent and hospital staff experience immeasurably.

The Vein Viewer is a new cutting edge piece of equipment that allows hospital staff to view veins under the surface of the skin that would not be visible to the naked eye.

I have hoped and advocated for a Vein Viewer at KBRH for increased confidence in nurses’ abilities and skill-sets, decreased trauma and pain for patients, decreased number of times that your child will be poked with a needle, increase in efficiency and management of care, potential increase in speed of recovery and decreased time spent in-hospital.

Teck Trail Operations provided a generous donation that enabled KBRH to purchase a Vein Viewer. It’s an expensive and very valuable piece of equipment that will benefit patients and staff for many years to come.

As a nurse that needs to establish IV lines in young patients and infants, I’m comforted knowing that the Vein Viewer is now available at our hospital.

On a personal level, I see that it’s not easy to advocate at times. Teck’s donation in this regard has ignited in me a renewed sense of community and a genuine experience of sincere thankfulness.

Cindy Murray

Trail

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