NJ doctor guides baby delivery via FaceTime
Posted: Mar 13, 2015 6:56 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 13, 2015 6:56 PM EDT
By LINDA SCHMIDT, @LSchmidtFox5
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The office manager grabbed her iPhone, and using FaceTime Dr. Devalla was able to watch the delivery and talk her assistants through it.
Dr. Devalla says FaceTime is a great tool for an emergency, but she wants to stick to traditional deliveries.
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When I was on the First Aid squad, radio communications with the ER was just becoming common place.
But it was was to let them know we were inbound and what to prepare for.
Now days, paramedics meet the First Aid squad with a “hot case”.
Imagine when the ER doc can be virtually in the ambulance to advise or direct.
My near miss, when I’d have be happy to have a doctor over my shoulder, was when I was commuting into NYC on the train. The wires were knocked down. And, of course, that’s when a lady decides to go into labor. Long story short, the train got priority in the mess and the lady was off to the hospital. Closest time I have ever gotten to my USAF survival school training on how to deliver a baby — Why? How should I know. But, always wanted to do it. Laff. Unfortunately women prefer real doctors.
But, in any event, great progress.
Dona Nobis Pacem
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