Go Electric is focusing on one way we can help support the urgent needs of Frontline Workers (nurses, doctors, healthcare workers and providers).
A simple tool, called Pulse Oximeters, is desperately lacking in many hospitals and clinics. This device monitors the saturation of oxygen in the blood.
During the current pandemic, pulse oximetry has allowed healthcare workers to properly evaluate the condition of patients diagnosed with COVID-19, while accomplishing the following:
--- Evaluating efficacy of ventilators
--- Evaluating whether the patient needs additional help breathing
--- Determining efficacy of supplemental oxygen therapy and new treatments
In Washington State, a healthcare worker updates Go Electric on the dire situation. "One of the devices we need in this work are pulse oximeters. Patients are being trained to either manually check their breathing or to purchase a pulse oximeter. Unfortunately, pulse oximeters are not a covered benefit for most insurers and we are seeing a high rate of unemployment due to the outbreak."
Valley Medical Center is a public hospital located near Seattle. They have reported "a disproportionate share of vulnerable populations that have shown to be at-risk to COVID-19 infections."
"Besides a high proportion of Medicare and Medicaid patients, our hospital district is home to one of the most ethnically and linguistically diverse populations in the U.S," our contact further relays.
"We see a high proportion of immigrant populations, especially, from Russian, Vietnamese and Latino communities. This results in a high level of health equity and social determinant issues that negatively impacts the health status of our community."
Help us reach our goal of supplying 400 Pulse Oximeters to Valley Medical Center in Washington State. Go Electric is a 501C(3) Tax Exempt Charity.
VOLUNTEER to personally deliver Pulse Oximeters to those most in need - Contact Go Electric today.