Acute Care Telemedicine
The Pediatric Telemedicine Program at the UC Davis Medical Center connects to a network of rural hospitals in Northern California using dedicated high-resolution videoconferencing units to deliver timely pediatric critical care and emergency medicine consultations to providers who care for pediatric emergencies in their emergency department or adult intensive care unit.
In rural emergency departments, this program links pediatric intensivists and/or pediatric emergency medicine physicians at the UC Davis Medical Center to the remote hospital's emergency medicine physicians whenever acutely ill or injured children present to their emergency room. In the adult intensive care unit model, this program links pediatric intensivists at the UC Davis Medical Center directly to the remote healthcare provider to allow children to be treated and cared for in their local community hospital's adult intensive care unit.
Telemedicine units at multiple locations in the hospital and mobile videoconferencing solutions allow our specialists to be available for consultations 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
"Conferencing via telemedicine fills an important gap for pediatricians who provide primary care services in Redding. The ability to consult with a pediatric critical care specialist in our own emergency room or intensive care unit when the need arises fills in the information gap and is very reassuring."
- Craig Traugott, M.D.
For more information, please contact Candace Sadorra at firstname.lastname@example.org, or (916) 734-3224.