Vigilant Expert Monitoring Saves Lives
Technologically advanced patient monitoring equipment and computer software has helped produce the most dramatic reduction of mortality in the history of ICU care.
Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was the first hospital in the nation to fully deploy and independently test this revolutionary intensive care management system. Intensive care patients at Sentara Leigh Hospital, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center and Sentara CarePlex Hospital are continuously monitored during eICU® operations and treated by intensivists, subspecialty-trained ICU physicians.
The intensivist-led eICU® team work in a central location to provide expert care when the primary or consultant physicians are not at the patient's bedside. As an integrated part of patient care in the ICU, they have full knowledge of the patient’s condition and can respond rapidly to advanced automatic alerts as well as any developing conditions.
Through a network of cameras, monitors, alerts and two-way communication links, doctors and critical care nurses at the eICU® command center make virtual rounds of patients. Intensivists can monitor the condition of patients, check vital sign, X-ray, and laboratory data, and communicate with physicians, hospital staff, patients or family members. This integrated system of care helps to ensure the safest environment possible for our ICU patients.