The CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital – Atlanta Stroke Program includes:
A multidisciplinary Acute Stroke Response Team, available 24/7/365, that can administer the clot-busting drug, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator) promptly and appropriately.
The integration of EMS providers into the transport, care, and early notification to the Emergency Department of incoming stroke patients.
Emergency Department staff that is trained to triage stroke patients and to immediately activate the Acute Stroke Team
Registered Nurses certified in Acute Stroke Life Support and have received American Board of Neuroscience Nursing Stroke Certification
Medical expertise in the field of neurology, via teleneurology, through a partnership with NeuroCall.
In-patient stroke management and out-patient rehabilitation services
Ease of consult and/or transfer with CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System
Teleneurology works through the use of two-way audio and visual communication to bring the neurology expertise directly into the CHRISTUS St. Michael Hospital – Atlanta emergency room.