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Telestroke

Telestroke is a mobile telecommunications unit that allows physicians to communicate quickly with neurologists when a stroke alert is activated in the emergency room. This system uses a two-way audio/visual link that connects neurologists at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center and emergency room physicians and nurses who are caring for stroke patients throughout the region. Using this system, neurologists can quickly complete an interview and examination of a patient to help provide quick and efficient triage and treatment. With Telestroke, neurologists at Conemaugh Memorial Center are available around the clock giving access to stroke patients who are being treated at Conemaugh Meyersdale Medical Center and Nason Hospital.