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Jupiter Medical Center Launches New AI Technology That Reduces the Possibility of Life-Threatening Hemorrhages During Childbirth

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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 hemorrhage.

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 critical.”

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