Medical Minute - Telestroke
Dr. Larry Parker, CHRISTUS Cabrini Emergency Services discusses how the Stroke Tele-medicine program works. Through a partnership with Ochsner's in New Orleans specialists use videoconferencing technology to remotely examine the patient, confirm the diagnosis, interpret the brain images and provide recommendations to hospital staff physicians just as if they were at the bedside. TeleStroke helps physicians at the hospital give the right treatments to the right patients at the right time. Some patients stay at the hospital, while others may transfer for additional treatment.