MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Neurologists will be able to help treat potential stroke patients en route to the hospital through a new telemedicine system at New Hampshire’s Catholic Medical Center.
The first 60 minutes after someone arrives at a hospital with stroke symptoms are a critical window for starting treatments that can limit the side effects and potential damage of a stroke. The TeleStroke Ambulance Program allows ambulance crews to communicate with neurologists via a tablet to begin evaluating patients even before they get to the hospital.
Officials said the hospital’s partnership with TeleSpecialists will make a big difference for patients and communities.
Several ambulance companies are participating in the program.
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