New Equipment for Yandilla
Wimmera Health Care Group’s maternity ward, Yandilla has two new pieces of equipment to assist nurses in treating pregnant women.
The equipment includes a new ultrasound machine and mannequin and are potentially lifesaving items for the hospital.
Yandilla nurse unit manager Leonie Hoskins said in the past the ward would borrow an ultrasound machine from theatre if they needed it.
“This new machine is specifically for the maternity ward and obstetrics,” Mrs Hoskins said.
“We can see if the baby is breach or if the cord is in the way.
“Our Yandilla nursing staff will be trained in how to use the new machine, as well as training with the new mannequin.”
Mrs Hoskins said the mannequin can be used to replicate real life potential emergencies.
“The uterus lifts out and it comes with a baby, so problems that occur during pregnancy can be simulated. Some of the types of emergency practices include breech, shoulder dystocia and postpartum haemorrhage management,” she said.
“It’s great that our nurses can experience these scenarios in a simulation before dealing with real patients in emergency situations for the first time.”