The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Saskatchewan is pleased to award grant funding for the following:
Pediatric bone health may be compromised for several reason, such as genetic disorders, nutrition, medications, and disease, and treatment decisions are significantly impacted by the interpretation and trajectory of bone health status. The current standard of care for assessing bone health in children is through the use of bone mineral density (BDM) assessments using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA). In children, this assessment is then compared with age-specific, sex-specific normative databases in order to provide a patient “Z-score”.
The Heated Humidified High-Flow Nasal Canulla (HHHFNC) provides non-invasive respiratory support for kids in respiratory distress. The HHHFNC will help to bring a traveling Intensive Care Unit to every child in Saskatchewan. Without a HHHFNC, patients who required this type of support sometimes have to undergo more invasive therapies such as continuous positive airway pressure or orotracheal intubation. In addition, having appropriate, non-invasive equipment available on transport will allow for more seamless transitions for the patient from transport to hospital bed. *This equipment was partially funded by our 3rd Annual Making Spirits Bright Campaign
This conference will cover many topics including breastfeeding, community health, perinatal mental health, neonatal perinatal care, education for nursing, and women’s health. Attending the conference will enable an opportunity to gain valuable knowledge that will have significant influence on how care is provided to new moms in the CHFS as well as the opportunity to work towards a Baby Friendly designation.
The Pulmovista 500 allows health care providers a real-time, breath-by-breath look at a child’s lungs, without causing any pain or discomfort. This is an invaluable tool helping to improve patient outcomes and reduce or improve time in hospital.
We would like to thank all of our Children’s Hospital Foundation donors.