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Dr. Antonio Marttos checks on critically ill patients in Port-au-Prince from the Ryder Trauma Center with the help of a robot as part of Trauma Telemedicine Program.

By Jennifer Browning

Each morning Dr. Antonio Marttos conducts rounds in the intensive care unit at Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) in Port-au-Prince without ever having to leave his patients at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami thanks to a robot.

Donated by InTouch Health, the robot has become a huge part of the emergency room and intensive care unit at the hospital, by allowing specialists from the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine to make rounds in the ICU via satellite. Doctors control the robot with a joy stick, giving them the ability to look at patients and talk to them.

The robot has been working at HBMPM for about a month now and while the goal is to use it for morning rounds in the ICU, it can also go into surgery as well as the pediatric and neonatal ward.

Click here to view a video report from Miami’s Local 10 reporter Sasha Andrade to learn more about how this valuable technology is working to treat the critically ill.

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Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare staff and volunteer doctors consult with doctors at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine about a critical care patient admitted recently.

By Jennifer Browning

Last week Hospital Bernard Mevs Project Medishare (HBMPM) volunteers participated in a teleconference with Miami doctors regarding a critical care patient who arrived at HBMPM.

HBMPM has teleconferencing capability and have participated in telemedicine meetings with teams in Miami. The system in Miami is located at the Ryder Trauma Center. The teleconferencing system was donated by Cisco Telecommunications.

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