Washington Evening Journal
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Washington, IA 52353
Parkview Home in Wayland received a grant from the Washington County Riverboat Foundation earlier this year, which allowed the home to purchase several amenities.
With the grant, Parkview was able to purchase a Crash Cart and an INR machine.
The Crash Cart is a fully loaded emergency cart that features a drove of life-saving devices and supplies.
It’s designed to assist and accommodate the nursing staff with saving time to bring supplies and treatments to residents whenever they may need it.
The INR machine is a machine that is designed to test blood for levels of anticoagulant and more.
This machine saves the staff time, makes it easier to diagnose, and allows them to make quick safe decisions.
Without the INR machine, staff used to have to send blood samples to the Washington County Hospital and Clinics and wait for the results to come back, but not anymore.
With the machine, results and readings are known immediately.
Parkview Home Executive Director Ron Semler says equipment like this is a need.
“One thing that’s important to point out is that this is a need,” Semler said. “We’re not a mile from the nearest hospital. We’re in Wayland and there’s not a hospital that’s very close. It really helps, and it’s made the job easier and more efficient. We get results immediately, as apposed to driving to Washington.”