Telestroke – Faster, More Specialized Care
24/7 Real-Time Video Cosultations
During a stroke, minutes count. Faster, more specialized care is available to stroke patients through our telestroke capabilities. Using secure videoconferencing technology, our emergency department physicians have access 24/7 to real-time video consultations with board-certified stroke neurologists from Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Telestroke enables a stroke specialist from Froedtert & the Medical College to appear via computer monitor at the patient’s bedside at Community Memorial. The neurologist is able to perform a stroke-specific neurological exam, view the imaging and other test results, and speak with family members. Together, the neurologist and emergency department physician determine the diagnosis and best course of treatment.
Saving Valuable Time During a Stroke
This communication between hospitals and physicians saves valuable time if highly specialized, advanced care is needed, such as clot retrieval. The consulting stroke specialists at Froedtert & the Medical College are familiar with the patient’s needs and are prepared to begin treatment immediately upon transfer.
Rapid detection and treatment of stroke is critical to preventing long-term effects. Telestroke enhances treatment options for all patients by offering care from our academic medical center partner here at Community Memorial Hospital.