Duke Hospital, InterGom
k Mary Aim Morris is sliowii setting up the wall
pxygeii in this room on Minot ward. Minot,
Holmes and Cushing have all been renovated to
provide air-conditioning, piped oxygen and
suction. The switch over to the new liquid
oxygen was made on March 17. The oxygen is
provided from a tank installed at the rear of
tlie hospital. This tank will be able to supply
oxygen to these three wards, to Reed, Hanes, In
tensive Nursing and tlie Operating Room, and
to other wards in the future. Tt will need re
plenishing only after several months, whereas
the old tanks had to be replaced each week.
Also, during renovation, wiring was added on
Minot, Holmes and Cushing, to allow for in
stallation at a later date of a new “nurse call”
This new P1)C entrance is enclosed and heated.
The baffle is gone from the lobby, and the new
entrance is equipped with automatic doors which
can be opened with only a gentle push.
All photograplis in this issue of InterCom are
bj’ Tliad W. Sparks, Duke University photog
rapher. Charts and drawings are from the
Department of Medical Art and Illustration,
Duke University Medical Center.