McLeod Children’s Hospital currently serves most of the critically ill babies in the Pee Dee and Grand Strand. Specialized transport rushes them from less-equipped hospitals in North and South Carolina to the 40-bed Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in Florence.
The care that McLeod Health provides to these tiny patients is outstanding. However to continue providing excellent care, the hospital is in need of new monitors that track each baby’s condition continuously. Advantages include:
Accurate, seamless data flows directly into the baby’s electronic medical record. In an emergency, even the best medical personnel can’t write fast enough to jot down every fact that matters.
In an emergency, the new monitors alert physicians by phone. They also alert nurses through their phones, creating a quieter, more effective healing environment.
The baby’s physician can monitor vital signs remotely (important because physicians aren’t present in this unit 24/7).
The new monitors provide more data on the baby’s heart rhythm and oxygen flow – both critical factors for newborns. They also gauge blood pressure more accurately. Results include earlier diagnosis, more effective treatment, and quicker release from the hospital.
With the addition of these new monitors, critical information will help our babies survive, and thrive.