In 2015, Baptist began using Patronus Neurology, a TeleStroke service that provides stroke consultation with neurologists who assist emergency department physicians, nurses and specialists with stroke assessment and treatment.
Patients who may be suffering from a stroke or other neurological emergency are examined, and a consult request is sent to Patronus Neurology. A TeleStroke cart containing video and audio equipment is wheeled into the patient’s room. Within four minutes, Patronus Neurology provides a neurologist to evaluate the patient and recommend treatment.
One of the primary reasons for Baptist’s ongoing success with TeleStroke is that dedicated, skilled neurologists are available for 24/7 videoconferencing at 10 hospitals in the Baptist Memorial Health Care system.