Medical City Arlington Adds Web Cameras to NICU
By Susan Schrock
Posted on August 02, 2017, August 02, 2017

Medical City

Parents of sick babies can view their little ones, even when they are away, thanks to new web cameras in the Medical City Arlington Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

The cameras are mounted above each of the 23 beds in the NICU. A live video stream enables parents to see their infants in real-time, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. Parents are able to view their children via secure web address that can be accessible from computers, laptops and cellphones.

'This technology allows parents to really feel connected to their newborn baby, which helps decrease anxiety and promote the bonding experience,' said Kamala Richmond, RN, Director of Women's and Children Services at Medical City Arlington. 'These cameras support our goal of providing high quality care to patients and families.'

The NICVIEW® webcam system operates via a secure encrypted online portal. Live streaming is only accessible to specified users using passwords issued by the NICU. Families can use the service to allow siblings, grandparents, and others that might not be able to visit the NICU to see their baby.

The NICVIEW® camera service is free to families with babies in the NICU. It is part of Medical City Arlington's commitment to help strengthen bonds, while decreasing the stress of having a baby that requires intensive care.

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