We have already blogged about the importance of getting thromolytic therapy as quickly as possible for acute stroke.
We have urged you to call 911, and get to the hospital by Ambulance.
Certified stroke centers, like Monmouth Medical Center, have established protocols to get brain scans and blood work done as quickly as possible.
But what about if the Neurologist can’t get to the hospital quickly enough?
Suppose it’s late in the evening on July 4th, and the Neurologist gets stuck in traffic driving to the hospital.
You’re sitting in the emergency room with a stroke losing precious minutes.
Teleneurology allows the Neurologist to use a secure video conferencing system to examine and counsel an emergency room patient from wherever he or she may be:
Find out more about the benefits of teleneurology.
Monmouth Medical Center is currently investing in telemedicine and teleneurology to improve patient care.
Watch this space for more information!