Northeast Georgia Medical Center recently became the first hospital in Georgia to use the Jada System, a new life-saving technology system to treat mothers suffering from postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) and abnormal uterine bleeding.
According to a release from NGMC, postpartum hemorrhage and abnormal uterine bleeding require immediate intervention, and the Jada System is the first treatment to be made available for this purpose in the U.S. in more than a decade. Previous technology required 12 to 24 hours of balloon pressure inside the uterus to stop bleeding, but the Jada System can get bleeding under control within an average of three minutes.
“The Jada System is a fast, definitive and physiologic solution that can dramatically change the experience of mothers who experience postpartum hemorrhage,” Holt Harrison, MD, an OB/GYN with Northeast Georgia Physicians Group said in the release. “Bringing this technology to NGMC was important for us and allows us to provide the most advanced solutions for the safety of our patients.”
If left untreated, postpartum hemorrhaging can result in blood transfusions, surgery, including hysterectomy and even death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the U.S. has the highest rate of maternal deaths of developed countries, with more than 11 percent of all mothers experiencing PPH.
“We’re committed to providing the safest possible delivery for each and every family who trusts us with this sacred moment in their lives,” said Keshma Saujani, chair of OB/GYN Services at Northeast Georgia Health System and an OB/GYN with Longstreet Clinic. “We have been researching these trends and developing safety measures and protocols for years to help our staff recognize the signs of PPH ahead of time—and have even taken these measures to the national level to share with other health systems. The addition of the Jada System is another way for us to effectively and efficiently control postpartum hemorrhage—and within a matter of minutes.”