Eagle Air Med donates ventilator to Blue Mountain Hospital
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Steve Myers, Certified Emergency Nurse and Certified Flight Nurse for Eagle Air Med, familiarizes Blue Mountain Hospital staff with the functions of the new ventilator.  Courtesy photo
Steve Myers, Certified Emergency Nurse and Certified Flight Nurse for Eagle Air Med, familiarizes Blue Mountain Hospital staff with the functions of the new ventilator. Courtesy photo
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Eagle Air Med will be donating a new Ventilator to the Blue Mountain Hospital. A ventilator is designed to mechanically move breathable air into and out of the lungs. This provides the mechanism of breathing for a patient who is physically unable to breathe or is breathing insufficiently.

The specific piece of equipment donated by Eagle Air Med is designed for use with infants to adults and may be used in the ICU, recovery room, or ER. Because of the nearly $10,000 price tag, the facility had not yet been able to secure a ventilator.

“Essential to the care of every critical patient is airway management,” said Dr. Sandy Nielson, of Blue Mountain Hospital. “With this new gift from Eagle Air Med we will be able to, in a much more effective way, manage airways on our most critical patients.

“We are grateful that we can partner with Eagle Air Med so we can care for mutual patients and provide state of the art health care for San Juan County and the surrounding area.”

“From previous transports with Blue Mountain Hospital we were keenly aware that this specific piece of equipment was needed by the facility,” said Jim Hunt, Eagle Air Med Vice President. “We are grateful we have the opportunity to make such a donation, a donation that will benefit our local hospital and in turn the entire community.”

Eagle Air Med has been serving the Four Corners Region for 25 years plus.
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