When you are experiencing a stroke, every second counts. That's why Meadowview Regional Medical Center has partnered with Specialists on Call to bring teleneurology services to our Emergency Department.
What is Teleneurology
Teleneurology is a remarkable, high-tech system that visually connects the patient and our ER team to a specially trained neurologist at Specialists On Call. The teleneurology equipment allows the ER team to partner with the neurologist for fast evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The result is expert care with no time lost! There is no need to drive to an out of town hospital ir wait for a specialist to arrive.
Know the Symptoms
F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden symptoms of a stroke:
Face: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile and check if the smile is uneven
Arms: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one arm raised unevenly?
Speech: Is speech slurred? Is the person suddenly difficult to understand?
Time: If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 911. Symptoms can be pronounced, or they can be more subtle. So, if you have any doubts, be sure to get them to a hospital. Take note of the time when symptoms first appeared so you can relay that information to medical personnel.