ER Robot Provides Stroke Patients 24/7 Neuro Help
In addition to an on-call neurologist, an immediately available stroke neurologist can be present 24/7 via the new robot. This device allows a remote neuro specialist to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient based on data he/she receives from the emergency department staff and observations he/she makes from viewing the patient.
“This new technology is so important because many stroke patients must be treated within three hours of the onset of symptoms,” explains Dr. Eric Nussbaum, Chairman, MetroSouth Medical Center emergency department. “Our stroke patients may now have a better outcome because we can we can obtain a neuro consultatation anytime of the day or night.”