When someone has COVID-19, it’s crucial they know when their oxygen levels are on the decline. Sometimes their levels wane without them realizing it until they are in a danger zone. That’s where the pulse oximeter comes in—a small, home-monitoring device patients can clip on a finger to painlessly measure the blood’s oxygen level. This is especially useful while recovering at home from COVID-19. While oximeters usually cost less than $50 each, the devices are financially out of reach for some of Valley’s patients.
When Go Electric, a local, non-profit organization focused on clear air initiatives and providing disaster supplies for first responders, learned of Valley’s need for donated pulse oximeters, they jumped into action. Go Electric’s Thanh Nan, responsible for funding research and outreach, and Cassia McClain, in charge of community and social media awareness for the organization, procured 40 oximeters for COVID-19 patients being discharged from Valley. These patients can be monitored remotely while recovering at home. Go Electric’s generous donation of these simple oxygen-measuring devices will help save lives in our community. Thanks for the boost, Go Electric!
For more information about Go Electric, please visit their website: https://goonlyelectric.org/
Pictured: Cassia McClain, Thanh Nan and Valley’s Kris Atkisson, Manager of Value Based Initiatives