TeleStroke provides real-time expert neurological assessment of patients presenting with stroke-like symptoms in your hospital’s emergency department. This expertise-on-demand can help you rapidly evaluate and treat potential acute stroke patients. All of our stroke experts are trained in the practice of TeleStroke and participate in our TeleStroke quality assurance program. For some hospitals, the TeleStroke service augments existing hospital-based neurologic coverage to help provide 24/7 coverage all year long; for other hospitals, it is the only neurologic expertise consistently available. For many communities, telemedicine is an important building block for developing a comprehensive stroke care system that reaches its citizens. With acute stroke expertise available "virtually" at the bedside, you won’t need to immediately transfer possible stroke patients elsewhere for evaluation, and the patients don’t lose precious time until the administration of tPA or other critical therapy.
How TeleStroke Works
In the INTEGRIS TeleStroke Network, specialists use videoconferencing technology to remotely examine the patient, confirm the diagnosis, interpret the brain images and provide recommendations to your hospital’s staff physicians just as if they were at the bedside. TeleStroke helps your hospital give the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. Some patients may stay at your hospital, while others may transfer for additional treatment to INTEGRIS Southwest Medical Center, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, INTEGRIS Canadian Valley Hospital or another primary stroke center nearby.
- Allows certification as a primary stroke center by the Oklahoma State Department of Health
- Community hospital will not be bypassed by EMS
- Improved health outcomes
- Enhances existing health services
- Professional development along with medical and community education
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Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and disability within the state of Oklahoma. It is important that patients, families, caregivers, and community members all have the resources available to prevent stroke, and decrease disability should one occur.
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For questions about TeleStroke, Contact:
RN, BSN, CEN, NRP, CCEMT/P
Telestroke Clinical Consultant