CME/CE: Stroke Rounds: Telemedicine Shortens Door-to-Needle Time
By: Alere Staff
American Heart Association
December 7, 2015 – December 7, 2017
Physicians: 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™
A mobile stroke treatment unit (MSTU) using telemedicine to connect mobile emergency team members to a hospital-based vascular neurologist reduced time in tPA treatment by more than 25 minutes. Computed tomography (CT) is performed on board the MSTU, which is staffed with a registered nurse, paramedic, emergency medical technician (EMT) and a CT technologist and a neuroradiologist remotely assesses the CT images.