This initiative aims to introduce the safest most modern method of respiratory support to be used to help newborns in neonatal wards across the country. This non-invasive method accounts for less trauma to the young and frail breathing system. What is more, it is safe to use on even the smallest newborns. We aim to provide medical staff with equipment which can be used to replace traditional, invasive forms of treatment. Research shows that prematurely born babies struggle to breathe, so safe, non-invasive methods of support, which are safe to use on vulnerable babies are key in providing care and treatment.
In 2016 we introduced HFNC treatment. Vapotherm devices allow medical professionals to provide a careful, precise, and effective care for some of the less serious cases of breathing problems. What is more important, the devices are lightweight and are not an obstacle when it comes to contact between the baby and mother.
We launched this medical initiative in 2003. We decided to provide neonatal clinics at public hospitals in Poland with equipment which can be used to provide non-invasive breathing support to newborns. Each hospital can apply to receive medical devices to be used in non-invasive breathing support. What is more, hospital administrators are obliged to provide us with medical data concerning the cases they treat.
325 neonatal wards across the country received devices from the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity Foundation. We bought and donated the following equipment:
554 Inflanto Flow machines, including 166 incubators equipped in Infant Flow devices
119 high-flow nasal cannula machines
36 medical ventilators with AveaClio oxygen flow regulation
Each Grand Finale fundraiser has a clear medical objective - a branch of medicine we intend to support by the purchase of equipment. We will reveal the medical objective of the 30th on the second Saturday of October.
It's September, and the winter Grand Finale charitable collection is 142 days away! Even though the registration process is not open yet, some Collection Centres are getting ready to play in the anniversary 30th Grand Finale fundraiser.
Our educational initiative aimed to bring universal and free first aid training to all primary school children in Poland. To date, we have reached nearly all primary schools in the country, making sure that kids know exactly what to do when it comes to helping save lives.