Tuesday, October 29th is World Stroke Day ~ Don’t Be the One
Bonner General Health's Telestroke Network technology gives stroke patients the best chance for a full recovery.
Stroke patients have access 24 hours a day to stroke specialists at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center who will evaluate the patient's symptoms. The patient's vital signs are taken in the Emergency Department and discussed in real-time with neurologists via a wheeled teleconference pod equipped with two-way audio and video.
Stroke treatment begins with diagnosing the extent of the stroke. Neurologists need to see the patient’s eyes and motor skills, and they need to hear the patient speak. With this technology a neurologist is no longer miles away, saving valuable time that can lead to the successful treatment of stroke symptoms.
Click HERE for more information on our Telestroke program.