Thursday, June 20 2013 12:09 AM EDT2013-06-20 04:09:02 GMT
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards. WG&L leaders say the utility is paying $20,000 dollars a monthMore >>
The Albany Water Gas and light commission is preparing customers for a change that starts soon for those who pay with debit or credit cards.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:41 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:41:18 GMT
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today. Century Pines Assisted Living Center threw a party for resident Charles Walker who turned 101 today. Walker wasMore >>
An Albany man who was born when Woodrow Wilson was president celebrated his birthday today.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:34 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:34:54 GMT
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing. A couple of businesses are thriving there. The new art park is open, and a sidewalk improvementMore >>
For years, the area right across the street from the RiverQuarium has been rundown, but that's changing.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 11:20 PM EDT2013-06-20 03:20:33 GMT
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come. Tonight, The Albany Dougherty Inner City Authority board began discussionsMore >>
Downtown Albany leaders are looking for ways to make sure the Flint Riverquarium remains an important part of downtown for years to come.More >>
Wednesday, June 19 2013 6:51 PM EDT2013-06-19 22:51:07 GMT
Ravi Mikel Givens was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. He is being held in the Dougherty County jail. Givens, who played ball at Westover and StetsonMore >>
Agents say that police responded to the apartment because of a burglar alarm. Officers found the back door broken open and went inside. That's where they detected a strong odor of marijuana, and saw pot in plain view.More >>
July 28, 2006 by Diana Gonzalez
Miami -- When hospitalized patients need intensive care, their conditions require close monitoring. At two south Florida hospitals, that's being done at bedside, and miles away, with some high tech help.
Ruth Naylor is also recovering from major surgery at one of south Miami Hospital's intensive care units. In addition to the nurses here, an extra pair of eyes is keeping a close watch 9 miles away.
The command center for E-ICU lifeguard is in Doral. Special computer software keeps track of vital signs and test results. A microphone and camera in each intensive care room helps them look at and listen to the patient.
Dr. Loren Nelson is the medical director. "We're looking for problems before they manifest themselves and are very obvious to anyone who happens to be at the bedside."
Nurses monitoring the computers get instant access to test results. Color coded alerts help prioritize any developing problems.
Back at the hospital doctors and nurses say the system is helping. Sandra McLean, RN, nurse manager says, "We've seen them catch labs that were abnormal that the primary nurse had not had a chance to look at yet. They brought it to our attention so we intervene more timely."
David Galbut, MD, says, "Before problems occur, I'm being informed about them earlier."
Patients we talked to says the additional electronic care gives them peace of mind. Patient Carl Durnburg said, "I was anxious but up until the last two days my anxiety level dropped way down because of the monitoring."
There are about 120 hospital across the country using a similar system right now.