Our Life-Saving Telestroke Program at The NeuroMedical Center
If you are having a stroke, it is critical that you receive medical attention right away. Our team of neurologists at The NeuroMedical Center in Baton Rouge provides 24/7 remote care and services to patients who have suffered an acute stroke through our innovative Telestroke Program. Our Telestroke Program enables our physicians to assist medical centers and emergency medicine physicians across South Louisiana assess and recommend treatment instantly from afar. Our doctors utilize advanced videoconferencing technology to facilitate real-time consultations with patients who may be located several miles or even hours away. Thanks to The NeuroMedical Center’s Telestroke Program, patients throughout South Louisiana are able to receive quick, life-saving medical attention from the region’s largest team of board certified, fellowship-trained neurologists.
Benefits of Immediate Remote Care
The NeuroMedical Center takes great strides to advance the care and treatment in all our patients. Our Telestroke Program is part of our commitment to providing effective, urgent care to stroke patients, especially in underserved areas.Our neurologists team up with hospitals in rural parts of South Louisiana to provide patients with:
- Immediate medical attention from experienced stroke experts
- Expert diagnoses and treatment recommendations to emergency medicine physicians overseeing their care
- Faster diagnoses and treatment to improve recovery
- Expert follow-up care from stroke specialists Our stroke specialists provide partner hospitals expert acute stroke care, without the facilities having to physically transfer the patient for an exam.
Recognition & Attention For Stroke Patients
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. The symptoms largely depend on the affected region of the brain, and the severity of the stroke depends on how much brain tissue is deprived of blood supply. Receiving prompt evaluation increases the possibility that your attending physicians can deliver the most effective therapies to reduce the long-term effects of a stroke, and even prevent death.
The acronym FAST is an easy way to remember and identify the most common symptoms of a stroke.
- F: Face Drooping
- A: Arm Weakness
- S: Speech Difficulty
- T: Time to Call 9-1-1!
Knowing the warning signs of stroke could save someone's life or even your own!
Telestroke Providers at the NeuroMedical Center
The NeuroMedical Center's innovative Telestroke Program has proven to be a life-saving service to Baton Rouge and surrounding communities. Our stroke experts are able to provide urgent, critical therapies to reduce the severity of stroke-related disabilities 24/7. Additionally, the very highest level of comprehensive stroke follow-up care is provided by the region's largest team of board certified, fellowship-trained neurologists, who work in detailed collaboration with an outstanding group of neurological specialists including neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, neuroradiologists, PM&R physicians, and physical, occupational, and speech therapists.