2020 Festival of Trees proceeds will be used to support the transition to an electronic system of fetal monitoring (EFM) for the labour and delivery unit at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other rural healthcare centres in Central Zone.
Fetal heart rates are monitored during pregnancy, labour, and birth to assess the baby’s wellbeing. Currently, in our hospital and in rural centres, fetal heart rate tracings are captured through bedside monitors that print paper records and can only be viewed while at the machine.
The ability to quickly review, assess, and interpret records is important. Upgrading to an electronic system of fetal monitoring will introduce a number of features not available with the current, paper-based systems:
• preset alarms that alert care teams to potential issues
• electronic access to view information from multiple locations
• support integration of all information to track, analyze, and act upon, thereby increasing safety and quality of care
• a reduced risk of user error through the elimination of the paper-based system
Each year there are over 2,700 births at RDRHC alone and fetal monitoring is performed multiple times during pregnancy.
ABOUT FESTIVAL OF TREES:
Start your Christmas season off right! Whether you're looking for activities for the entire family or something fun to do with that someone special, Festival of Trees is Red Deer's premier Christmas community fundraiser, kicking off the Christmas season! This year, festivities will be held at Bower Place Shopping Mall, in the former Sears location.
Funds raised at Festival of Trees go to a specific department at Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre. Each year the receiving department is specially chosen based on the needs and demands of our hospital.
ABOUT RED DEER REGIONAL HEALTH FOUNDATION
Red Deer Regional Health Foundation is the main fundraising organization for the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre and other health care centres throughout Alberta Health Services (AHS) Central Zone.
Established in 1994, the Foundation's mandate is to raise and disburse funds for programs, services, and purchase of medical equipment.
World class healthcare in Central Alberta
Enhance healthcare excellence in Central Alberta by raising funds to provide state of the art medical equipment and services.
For more information on the Foundation and to give directly to the Red Deer Regional Hospital Centre, visit our website.