Wound camera brings smiles

Avon Valley Gazette - - NEWS -

THE tire­less ef­forts of Northam Hospi­tal Ladies Aux­il­iary were brought into fo­cus with the do­na­tion of a state- of- the- art wound camera.

The $ 10,000 Sil­hou­ette Star wound camera, trolley and lap­top will be used to treat pa­tients across the Wheat­belt re­gion at­tend­ing the wound clinic with com­plex and chronic wounds.

Wound clinic staff will be trained to use the new camera, which will also be avail­able to the po­di­a­try depart­ment, emer­gency depart­ment and pa­tient ward.

The camera’s lasers and lights are able to mea­sure wound depth, width and length, re­duc­ing the risk of con­tam­i­na­tion and pro­duc­ing vi­tal in­for­ma­tion to as­sess the sta­tus of wound heal­ing.

Aux­il­iary mem­bers volunteer their time work­ing in the hospi­tal kiosk.

Ladies Aux­il­iary mem­bers and health care staff with the camera.

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