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OLBH Receives Grant to Improve Pediatric Emergency Preparedness

OLBH has accepted a grant from the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to improve OLBH’s pediatric emergency preparedness. The $2,000 grant is part of the board’s Emergency Medical Services for Children project and will purchase monitors which will enable physicians to monitor a pediatric patient’s breathing.

“The monitor lets the physician know how much carbon dioxide is being exhaled,” Jeani Thomas, OLBH director of Nursing, said. “It’s a great benefit for children and their parents and we appreciate being aligned with the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services in improving pediatric emergency preparedness.”

The Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services brings lifesaving, emergency medical care to the Commonwealth by certifying first responders and emergency medical technicians. Additionally, it provides licenses to paramedics and ambulance services and establishes standards for the education and training of emergency medical services personnel.

The grant will be accepted on behalf of the hospital by its philanthropic arm, the OLBH Foundation. More information concerning the OLBH Foundation can be found here or by calling (606) 833-3655.

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