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Marion VA opens new care unit

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(Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News) (Source: Mike Mohundro, Heartland News)
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MARION, IL (KFVS) -

The Marion VA opened the Tele-Intensive Care Unit on Wednesday, April 23 to better serve its Veterans.

Heartland News was inside the hospital to get a first hand look at how this new technology operates.

Staff have been aquatinted with real time practices on a mock patient and are equipped and ready to use the new tele-ICU technology. Marion VA used tele-ICU connecting with Minneapolis VA to advance care for Veterans in the surrounding area.

With just a press of a button, staff can connect with doctors from Minneapolis VA using a television inside the patients room in real time. The tele-ICU is a second set of eyes that provides additional clinical surveillance and support.

Tele-ICU can interact with staff and support care without the distraction and can deliver timely interventions in seconds. It provides improved safety through redundancy and can enhance outcomes through standardization.

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