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.
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.
GO ODESSA REC Program
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.
Four-Wheel Drive Ambulance
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 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.
Digital X-ray Equipment
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.
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.
Procedure Chair and Light
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.
Telephone System Update
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.
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.
CPR/ First Aid Classes
This machine accurately measures SpO2, thermometry, blood pressure, pulse rate and MAP. It is convenient, powerful, lightweight, and compact for easy transport.
Vital Sign Machine
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.
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.
Defibrillator for ER
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.
Electrical Medical Record System
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.
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.
Portable X-Ray Machine
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.
Refrigerator for Quail Court
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.