The Cerebrovascular Center now offers Telestroke services. The service provides 24x7 coverage by a specialty trained physician to assist medical centers in the assessment and treatment of their stroke patients. To facilitate an ongoing, real-time consultation, the Telestroke Network is enabled with a 2-way, portable videoconferencing system as well as a dedicated link between imaging systems. The physician assessment is also supported by Cleveland Clinic's Critical Care Transport services, should the patient need additional care.
How Our Telestroke Service Works
- Call Cleveland Clinic's Telestroke Coordinator to discuss the patient’s condition.
- Within minutes, the portable 2-way audio/visual system in your ER brings one of our specialty trained physicians into seamless communication with you and your patient.
- Patient CT images taken at your medical center are transferred to our physician to assist in the consultation process.
- Our physician will collaboratively discuss treatment recommendations and options with the ER physician, including the administration of IV tPA. If necessary, patient transfer to Cleveland Clinic for further care can also be coordinated.
The Telestroke Network is currently partnered with Union Hospital in Ohio, as well as Corry Memorial Hospital, DuBois Regional Medical Center, Saint Vincent Health System and Sharon Regional Health System.