Our Telestroke Network gives patients at community hospitals outside the Harrisburg area 24/7 access to the life-saving expertise of our neurology and acute stroke experts.
Why choose UPMC in Central Pa. for Telestroke care?
Our Telestroke Network connects patients at community hospitals outside the Harrisburg area with neurology and stroke experts from UPMC, allowing our team to provide expert stroke and neurological diagnosis and treatment when seconds count.
What is the Telestroke Network?
Using state-of-the-art telemedicine technology, our Telestroke Network allows our neurologists to remotely evaluate and diagnose patients who are experiencing strokes and make treatment recommendations to emergency physicians.
If you experience a stroke and live outside the Harrisburg area, prompt stroke evaluation increases the chances that you will be able to receive "clot-busting" therapies or other stroke treatments before your stroke causes serious brain damage, which can sometimes result in permanent disability or death.
What happens during a Telestroke consultation?
During a telemedicine consultation or examination, a nurse or physician will be present to provide you with any required on-site care. You and your UPMC specialist in Central Pa. will be able to see and hear each other via a Telemedicine robot.
Your UPMC specialist in Central Pa. will ask you and your physician about your condition and symptoms and will have secure remote access to your medical records and laboratory or imaging test results.
Your UPMC specialist in Central Pa. will work with your on-site medical team to diagnose your condition and determine the most appropriate treatment plan for you. Your on-site medical team will carry out any necessary treatment or, if necessary, arrange for your care at another facility.
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