ECUIP© | Emergency Care Equipment
Emergency Care Equipment
The Emergency Care Equipment (ECUIP©) project aims to empower public healthcare services across the country to better handle medical emergencies through the donation of vital lifesaving emergency care equipment.
Oxygen Gas Manifolds
Pipeline intra‐hospital oxygen distribution networks are helpful to supply oxygen at high pressure to equipment such as anaesthetic machines and ventilators or directly connected to patients with a flow meter and tubing. A key advantage of pipeline systems is that they allow the distribution of oxygen to multiple patients simultaneously and obviate the need for handling and transporting heavy cylinders between hospital wards.
Vital Sign Monitors
In the emergency department “triage” refers to the methods used to assess patients’ severity of injury or illness within a short time after their arrival, assign priorities, and transfer each patient to the appropriate place for treatment. Useful for this process is a vital signs monitor that is able to determine the patient’s blood pressure, heart rate, temperature and oxygen levles.
The ECG program provides facilities with an ECG Machine and trains the clinicians in these facilities on how to use them and interpret ECGs. Our commitment to improving emergency care across Kenya through education and research has led to increased access to ECGs and the science of ECG interpretation, especially in rural settings.
Point of Care Ultrasound (#POCUS)
The Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF) has teamed up with The DAK Foundation, Rotary Australia World Community Service, Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and The PURE Initiative since 2013 to provide portable ultrasound machines to rural healthcare facilities across Kenya and provide the appropriate training and practical experience for the health care providers working at these facilities to perform and interpret basic Point of Care Ultrasound (POC US) examinations.