We urgently need the following emergency medical equipment:
USD $360 Laryngoscopes: For quick lifesaving intubations for soldiers
USD $7,500 ER Transport Stretcher: Outstanding mobility, quality and comfort for the transfer of soldiers from place to place
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rabin Medical Center is the largest and most advanced facility of its kind in Israel. The professional capabilities, high technological level and full commitment to saving lives places it at the forefront of cardiothoracic medicine in Israel.
Serving as a national referr "The Institute for Cardiovascular Research and Robotics Technology" at Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston, Texas. Its team of outstanding surgeons are all eminent experts in their field, many having undergone specialized training at some of the most outstanding medical centers in the United States and Europe.
Affiliated to the Sackler School of Medicine - Tel Aviv University, the Department is very active in all facets of student teaching. Furthermore, its staff is very involved in many important research projects.
Almost 1400 adult heart and thoracic operations are performed every year, numbers that compare very favorably with the foremost heart centers in the USA. The Department offers international standards of service and care with advanced hospitalization facilities for complete expert postoperative medical and nursing care, and state-of-the art Intensive Care for around the clock monitoring and supervision of critically ill patients.
The highly experienced staff performs all of the common operations on the heart, lungs, chest and major blood vessels, many of them complex and newer procedures. These include:
The department is comprised of specialized units, including:
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Rabin Medical Center, headed by Dr. Eyal Porat, is the largest facility for heart surgery in Israel performing about 1500 open-heart procedures annually.
The highly experienced staff performs all of the common operations on the heart, lungs, chest and major blood vessels, such as coronary bypass, heart valve replacement and aortic aneurysm surgery, as well as less common and newer procedures such as complex mitral valve repair, aortic valve replacement, congenital heart malformation surgery, heart, lung and heart-lung transplantation and more.
Following surgery, all patients must be hospitalized in the Intensive Care Unit for close observation for the first 24 post-operative hours, where they receive continuous monitoring and life-support, and immediate life-saving intervention as required. Some patients, in critical condition, are in continued need of this close surveillance for longer ICU Station with Respirator periods of time.
Respirators are vital pieces of equipment which serve as assisted breathing to critically ill patients and assist in resuscitation. They are a major life-sustaining tool in intensive care medicine, serving as a necessary and integral component of the medical equipment vital at each of the 12 ICU stations in the Unit.
Respirators are classified as a life critical system. The failure of a mechanical ventilation system may result in death. Precautions must be taken to ensure that mechanical ventilation systems are highly reliable and up to the highest quality standards.
The equipment in the Intensive Care Unit is over a decade old, with constant around-the-clock use. Some of the respiratory ventilators are not in working condition, while others are at constant risk of breakdown - putting patients' lives at risk. Furthermore, with the increase in the number of complex surgical procedures, more patients are in critical condition for longer periods of times, and many need continued respiratory help after transfer to Intermediate Care in the regular ward.
In order to meet the increasing needs for usage for use of this crucial life-supporting equipment in the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, and to ensure that patients continue to receive reliable breathing support, it is necessary that we purchase 8 new, modern respiratory ventilation systems, maximizing patient's breathing capabilities and comfort.
Cost of each Respirator Ventilation System: $20,000
For further information, please contact American Friends of Rabin Medical Center at (212) 279-2522 or via e-mail
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