The TeleStroke Network is a secure, two-way audio/video link so a neurologist, emergency physician, patient, family, and caregivers can see and talk with each other to assess a patient’s medical situation.
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The off-site neurologist can view the patient’s vital signs, X-rays, and other pertinent health information while visually examining the patient using a computer with a monitor and video camera that is wheeled to the patient’s bedside, Premier said. The computer also provides access to the patient’s electronic medical record.
“With telemedicine, physicians who are specially trained in acute stroke care can be transported to the patient’s bedside instantly,” stated Bryan Ludwig, neurointerventional specialist at Miami Valley Hospital. “This allows for a rapid and thorough patient evaluation to determine if the patient is a candidate for acute stroke treatment.”