TeleNICU Allows Docs To Deliver Care From Miles Away

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) – Babies born with critical medical needs, need the best care available. Sometimes that means traveling to a hospital far from home.

At Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, a new tool in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) enables doctors to examine babies 125 miles away, and confer with their physicians families.

Called the TeleNICU, the state-of-the-art technology is a bridge for physicians to collaborate on diagnoses and care for the most fragile babies with serious medical needs.

Neonatologist Dr. Rashmin Savani is director of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He practices at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas.

“The babies we deal with are fragile. They don’t tolerate transfers (through ambulance or helicopter) very well. We want to avoid transfers, if possible. That’s going to result in a better outcome,” Dr. Savani said.

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