(KTVI) – When a baby is born prematurely, it often requires emergency transportation. That’s where St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Mobile ICU comes in handy.
Dr. Session Cole is the director of Newborn Medicine and he gives a tour of the MICU.
The MICU has room for 3 isolates for newborn triplets, or one isolate and a stretcher for a newborn and a mom (who would be transported to an adult hospital).
*Seating for up to 8 people and a safety belt system that allows the crew to access patients while properly restrained
*A refrigerator to keep medicines at proper temp and heating cabinet to warm blankets
*a satellite-based global positioning system to help dispatchers track the location and telephones and radios to maintain communications
*a TV/DVD to allow less acute pediatric patients to watch videos to calm fears.
*Has 3 separate electrical power systems, including one with enough juice to power two small homes.