Topeka's VA is going high tech!
The Colmery-O'Neil Veteran Affairs Medical Center's Intensive Care Unit has partnered with the Minneapolis VA Medical Center to provide supportive services to veterans in eastern Kansas.
The new program will provide patients and doctors in the ICU access to a critical care doctor via a video camera and monitoring equipment if a patient's condition becomes unstable.
"They may catch something that we didn't catch and that's what it's there for, another set of eyes. It's a supportive service to supplement the care we already give," Joseph Simonis, Informatics Nurse.
Medical staff at Colmery-O'neil says the new ICU equipment does not replace the bedside doctor or nurse. It only works to ensure high risk patients receive the care they deserve.