HOW TELE-ICU TECHNOLOGY IS SAVING LIVES
Tele-ICU, also known as eICU, is the diagnosis and treatment of the most critical hospital patients by a remote intensivist using technology like videoconferencing. Doctors and patients use digital video cameras, internet telecommunications, robotic telepresence, cell phones, tablets, and other technologies to interact.
Teleicu is based on a system of remote and originating sites. The primary medical centre is usually a big metropolitan medical centre that has been designated as a primary or comprehensive ICU centre (the distant site). An initial facility is generally a remote place, such as a tiny regional hospital.
Many personnel operate as a team in telecom, including a programme manager, a clinical coordinator, vascular neurologists, neurosurgeons, and radiologists at the remote location, and emergency medicine doctors and other staff at the originating site. The Tele-ICU team includes radiology technicians, information technology employees, researchers, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other personnel.
How does Tele-ICU helpful in stroke management?
In teleicu, a doctor who specialized in treating strokes at a remote location collaborates to give care in your local community and eliminate the need for a transfer to a different medical facility. This allows you to obtain high-quality stroke care in your neighbourhood.
Many rural hospitals do not have neurologists on call to provide recommendations for the best stroke treatment. A stroke specialist at a remote location meets with doctors and persons who have experienced acute strokes at the originating remote site in teleicu.
Receiving a quick diagnosis and treatment suggestions enhances the likelihood of receiving clot-dissolving medicines (thrombolytic) in time to lessen stroke-related impairment.
To be successful, intravenous clot-dissolving therapy must be administered within four and a half hours of the onset of stroke symptoms. Procedures to dissolve clots may be explored within 24 hours after stroke symptoms, although they require a transfer from the originating to the distant region. Your doctor conducts a live, real-time video and audio consultation with the doctor in the faraway hospital.
An emergency medicine doctor from your local hospital (the source) will evaluate you during a telemedicine session. If your doctor detects an acute stroke, he or she will call the teleicu hotline at the nearby hospital, which has a dedicated hotline and group paging system, as well as stroke experts available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Within five minutes, the on-call doctor from a remote location generally answers.
Following a CT scan at the originating hospital, a stroke specialist at a remote location conducts a live, real-time consultation with video and audio, allowing you to see, hear, and chat with the doctor. Your medical history and test results might be discussed with the stroke expert. The stroke specialist assesses you, collaborates with your doctor to identify the best course of action, and delivers the treatment advice to the referring hospital through email.