JUPITER, FL, (July 15, 2019)— Jupiter Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Palm Beach County
to use Triton™, a product of Gauss Surgical that uses artificial
intelligence to measure blood loss during childbirth in real time to assist
doctors and nurses in timely recognition and intervention for postpartum
Maternal mortality and morbidity are on the rise in the U.S. and The Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention listed postpartum hemorrhage as one
of the three most common preventable pregnancy complications. Accurate,
timely estimation of blood loss can assist in the recognition of hemorrhage
and enable early intervention.
Triton enables doctors to determine during, and after childbirth, if a
patient needs additional treatment or possibly requires a blood transfusion.
The system, which has been used in the hospital’s Florence A. De
George Obstetrics Unit for the past year, has proven to be a tremendous
asset for both patients and clinicians.
“Jupiter Medical Center remains on the cutting edge of providing
safe, high quality patient care using state-of-the-art technology and
advanced treatment options,” said Joanne Miller, interim co-CEO.
“We were the first hospital in Palm Beach County to use nitrous
oxide in the delivery room to help moms remain calm and ease the pain
of childbirth, and now we are proud to introduce this potentially lifesaving
system to monitor blood loss during labor and delivery.”
Triton includes a mobile stand, iPad with advanced mobile apps, and Bluetooth
scales to measure blood loss and assess hemorrhage status during delivery.
The technology consists of two different systems, including Triton OR
for cesarean births in the operating room and Triton L&D for vaginal
births in labor and delivery.
“Early intervention is critical in each setting,” said Dr.
Dudley Brown Jr., Chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Jupiter Medical
Center. “The problem isn’t that we don’t know that blood
loss occurs—the problem is that it can be difficult to accurately
assess. Because we can now measure blood loss in real time, we are able
to provide the additional care moms need before the situation becomes
Triton OR uses two mobile applications to rapidly estimate the amount of
blood absorbed by lap sponges, as well as the amount of blood in suction
canisters. Using the Triton Sponge app, nurses hold each sponge in front
of an iPad camera, which utilizes artificial intelligence, similar to
facial recognition software, to estimate the amount of blood absorbed
in the sponge. The Triton Canister app uses artificial intelligence to
recognize and estimate blood in suction canisters, which also contain
amniotic fluid and irrigation solution.
Triton L&D is a separate app that integrates a digital Bluetooth scale
with a customized list of blood absorbent items and their pre-set dry
weights. Nurses place blood-soaked towels, pads and other items on the
scale, which automatically subtracts their dry weights to estimate blood loss.
“Because Triton provides precise calculations on the amount of blood
moms are losing during delivery, we can have an immediate impact if there
is a threat of postpartum hemorrhage,” Miller said. “This
system is an excellent addition to our De George Obstetrics Unit. It fits
perfectly with our mission to deliver excellent and compassionate health
care that advances the well-being of the people we serve.”
About Jupiter Medical Center
An independent not-for-profit 327-bed regional medical center, Jupiter
Medical Center is the first and only hospital in Palm Beach, Martin, St.
Lucie, Indian River, Dade and Broward counties to receive a five-star
rating for patient safety and quality of care—the highest ranking
awarded by the
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The ranking places the hospital in the top 7 percent of the nation’s
hospitals. In addition, the Leapfrog Group, a national health care watchdog
organization, recognized Jupiter Medical Center as a Top Hospital and
awarded the hospital an ‘A’ in overall patient safety and
quality care. World-class physicians, strategic partnerships, and innovative
techniques and technology enable Jupiter Medical Center to provide a broad
range of services with specialty concentrations in neurosciences and stroke
care; cardiac and vascular care; oncology; women’s and children’s
services; orthopedics and spine care; urgent care; and other key areas.
Founded in 1979, Jupiter Medical Center has approximately 1,689 team members,
650 physicians, 593 nurses and 640 volunteers. For more information on
Jupiter Medical Center, please call (561) 263-2200 or visit