Fulton County hospital adds blood analyzer

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Jolene Shaffer, a registered respiratory therapist at Fulton County Medical Center in McConnellsburg, Pa., stands with an arterial blood gas analyzer.

McCONNELLSBURG, Pa. — Fulton County Medical Center in McCon- nellsburg, Pa., recently added an arterial blood gas analyzer to its equipment.

The device measures the amounts of arterial gases, such as oxygen and carbon dioxide, in the blood. Such information is vital when caring for patients with critical illnesses or respiratory disease, according to the hospital.

“Donors who contributed to our annual fund made this piece of equipment possible for the respiratory staff,” said Mike Straley, executive director of the Fulton County Medical Center Foundation.