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ePoster Presentation

(EP-122) Steps to Building an Effective Newborn Resuscitation Team: the Gemba Walk and Beyond

Sunday, April 23
4:55 PM - 5:10 PM
Location: Experience Zone - ePosters

Implementing a telehealth service requires more work than simply than connecting two cameras together. Newborn Medical Director, Dr. Erick Ridout, will discuss the steps to effectively prepare both originating and distant site teams for newborn resuscitations and consults using TeleHealth technologies. Originating site clinicians must have newborn access to emergency equipment available, requisite skills to perform procedures (e.g., needle thoracentesis) and effective communication protocols using synchronous video technology during newborn resuscitations. Remote sites must have a clear understanding of originating site resources, protocols, and procedures. Starting with onsite walkthroughs at rural hospitals, Dr. Ridout shares procedures that have been developed through 4 years of trial and error implementing and maintaining a robust TeleHealth Newborn Critical Care Service in Southwestern Utah. Building relationships between teams is crucial to effective delivery of emergency newborn care and begins with distant site newborn teams collaborating and training originating site clinicians. Dr. Ridout will present his methods for ongoing team training, the central role of relationship-building with all members of newborn telehealth teams. Communication protocols, establishing roles and responsibilities, and the necessity for ongoing skills assessment will be addressed. The impact of this comprehensive TeleHealth program to newborn outcomes, including utilization rates, clinical outcomes and prevented transfers will be presented.

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Erick Ridout

Medical Director, Southwest Region Neonatology
Intermountain Healthcare

University of Colorado School of Medicine - Denver, CO in Doctor of Medicine, 1994 - 1998

Residency: Tripler Army Medical Center - Tripler Army Medical Center, HI, 1998 - 2001
Fellowship: University of Colorado Health Science Center - Aurora, CO, 2001 - 2004
Board Certifications

AM BD PEDIATRICS - re-verification 2/15/2017
Professional Memberships

American Academy of Pediatrics
Professional Positions

State Surgeon, Nevada Army National Guard


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