PVCH Auxiliary Donates Tango System

Posted by on Jul 2, 2015 in News |

PVCH Auxiliary Donates Tango System

The Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Auxiliary members recently donated the funding to the Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Foundation for a new Tango System in PVCH’s Cardiopulmonary Department. “The Auxiliary felt that since so many of our citizens return to PVCH for their cardiac rehab, that the Tango System would greatly benefit these patients in their rehab process,” stated PVCH Auxiliary President Barbara Hammond.

The technology of this system is specifically engineered for the cardiac stress testing environment by integrating with the rehab treadmill system to take blood pressure readings while the patient is in motion on the treadmill for a cardiac test. The system is set up and timed to do blood pressure checks as needed with great accuracy. The automated blood pressure monitor allows a staff member to focus on the patient rather than spending valuable time taking manual measurements.

“At times it is difficult to obtain a blood pressure on a patient when we have the noise of the treadmill and other noises in the room,” shared Kathy Weaver, Cardiopulmonary Director. “This system allows us to give better and more precise care for our patients receiving treadmill testing.   It also frees up the therapist to assist with other duties during the treadmill test if needed.”