A Babysitting Basics class, taught by an instructor from Inland Northwest Health Services Community Wellness, is offered for girls and boys age 10-15. Students will learn how to feel more confident when caring for a young child. Classes are offered annually each April, coordinated by Nancy Floether.
The Backpack Program is currently serving 49 students in preschool through grade 12. Sponsors were found for each child at a cost of $140 to supply food kits for each weekend of the school year. FBLA members unload the kits each week and help distribute them to the children’s lockers.
GO ODESSA REC Program
A summer recreation program designed for the youth of Odessa. This program contains activities such as: track, basketball, swimming, soccer, sewing classes, and cheer camp.
Four-Wheel Drive Ambulance
Past donations were used to purchase a four-wheel drive ambulance. This vehicle is critical in emergencies, allowing the sick or injured to be transported efficiently.
The chemistry analyzer, found in the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center lab, is used to determine the concentration of certain metabolites, electrolytes, proteins, and/or drugs in samples of serum, plasma, urine, cerebrospinal fluid, and/or other body fluids.
Digital X-ray Equipment
Digital radiography is a form of X-ray imaging, where digital X-ray sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. Advantages include time efficiency through bypassing chemical processing and the ability to digitally transfer and enhance images.
This special ER stretcher allows x-rays to be taken without significant and potentially dangerous movement of the already uncomfortable patient.
Odessa Memorial Heatlhcare Center can provide Hospice care. This room allows a patient and their family a comfortable room with focus on the palliation of a chronically ill, terminally ill or seriously ill patient's pain and symptoms, and attending to their emotional and spiritual needs.
The i-STAT handheld operates with the advanced technology of single-use i-STAT test cartridges. Together, they create the i-STAT System—a blood analysis system that provides health care professionals with the information they need to rapidly make treatment decisions, which may lead to enhanced quality of care and improved system efficiency.
Procedure Chair and Light
One of the examination rooms at the Odessa Clinic is equiped with a specialized procedure chair and light. It features multi-positioning capabiities and an ergonomic hand control in an easy to find location.
Telephone System Update
The updated telephone system for the Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center is connected to the overhead paging and emergney alert mechanisms. In addition to summoning emergency assistance, the phone system also helps the hospital conduct business and stay connected to the community.
A Wander Management System for Quail Court was purchased to help ensure the safety of residents as they become forgetful. Quail Court can issue pendants or Fob's which will alarm staff if a forgetful resident nears an exit. This will limit the risk of a resident leaving the facility without the ability to find their way back.
High-Low Exam Table
The high-low exam table offers more patient safety and comfort. The patient will simply sit down and no longer be forced to step up to get on an exam table. The height also allows for a level transfer from a standard wheelchair height. The additon of safety grab bars helps assist with stablility for the patient in a transfer. Once the patient is safely seated, the exam table can be raised and the back lowered as needed to be a full exam table.
CPR/ First Aid Classes
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) consists of mouth-to-mouth respiration and chest compression. CPR allows oxygenated blood to circulate to vital organs such as the brain and heart. First aid is the assistance given to any person suffering a serious illness or injury, with care provided to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening, or to promote recovery.
Vital Sign Machine
This machine accurately measures SpO2, thermometry, blood pressure, pulse rate and MAP. It is convenient, powerful, lightweight, and compact for easy transport.
Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) exercise classes for those 65 and older are taught twice a week for one hour by Kelly Weber from Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center Rehabilitation Department.
An Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is a device that automatically analyzes the heart rhythm and if it detects a problem that may respond to an electrical shock, it delivers a shock to restore a normal heart rhythm. Thanks to their small size and ease of use, AEDs have been installed at the Post Office, the Old Town Hall Senior Center, the Odessa Community Center, Quail Court Assisted Living Center, both city police vehicles, and serve a role in expanding the number of opportunities for life-saving defibrillation.
Defibrillator for ER
A cardiac monitor/defibrillator is a valuable piece of equipment in an emergency room. It provides an electrical shock that stops the erratic rhythm of the heart and returns it to the contracting rhythm that sustains life.
Electrical Medical Record System
An electronic medical record (EMR) is a digital version of the traditional paper-based medical record for an individual. The EMR represents a medical record within a single facility, such as a doctor's office or a clinic.
The Glidescope aids in obtaining an airway for patients that are not able to maintain their own airway or who have stopped breathing. This allows video visualization during intubation to allow providers to see the vocal cords while placing breathing tubes in both adults and children.
The Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center's Rehabilitation Department was remodeled.
Portable X-Ray Machine
To ensure that the risk of radiation exposure is associated with the benefit of a high quality radiographic image, the use of portable or mobile x-ray machines for human diagnostic procedures is restricted to patients who cannot be transferred to a stationary machine.
Refrigerator for Quail Court
The Quail Court Assisted Living Center staff and residents now enjoy a large commercial refrigerator which replaced the original household refrigerator that was installed when Quail Court was built.
A new medication cart for the long term care wing of the hospital was also purchased. This cart provides the ability for OMHC to package controlled medicines in a card method, which simplifies shift counts and reduces the likelihood of theft.
12 lead ECG/Defibrillator/Monitor
The 12-Lead ECG/Defibrillator/Monitor for the Odessa Ambulance will help determine cardiac arrhythmias and heart attacks in the field. This will allow EMS to communicate critical information to the hospital prior to arrival and to facilitate the fastest treatment. This monitor is compatible with the equipment in the Emergency Department at Odessa Memorial Healthcare Center, providing a quick transfer of care between EMS and the ER.