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Telestroke | Tele-NeuroEmergency | Teleneurology
RBI has initiated a Telestroke Program with the intent of: (i) providing time-sensitive, lifesaving interventions during an acute stroke event to reduce mortality and morbidity rates; (ii) reducing unnecessary stroke patient transfers from originating sites (i.e., the patient’s location) through the provision of telestroke services to patients at originating sites; and (iii) preserving bed capacity and continuity of localized patient care benefiting originating sites.
In connection with its Telestroke Program, RBI provides Telestroke Services, which are consultation services provided virtually via the use of audio and visual equipment by our Team, as may be required for the effective and efficient treatment of patients presenting to an originating-site hospital’s emergency room or (potentially) the hospital’s inpatients exhibiting stroke symptoms.
RBI’s Telestroke Services can include call coverage, acute stroke consults, subacute stroke consults, and follow-up stroke consults.
RBI also provides Tele-NeuroEmergency Services, an expanded version of RBI’s Telestroke Services. Tele-NeuroEmergency Services not only include consultations for treatment of patients presenting to an originating-site hospital’s emergency room or (potentially) the hospital’s inpatients exhibiting symptoms of ischemic stroke (acute and subacute) or intracerebral hemorrhage, but also those patients exhibiting symptoms of traumatic brain injury, seizures, spinal cord injury, and other critical neurologic illness. Tele-NeuroEmergency Services includes acute-care consultations and follow-up consultations for inpatients initially evaluated by RBI.
RBI also has the ability to provide Teleneurology Services through outpatient-clinic consultations via telemedicine.
RBI physicians with hospitalist (internal medicine) training and experience provide Non-Stroke Hospitalist Services at hospitals, long-term acute care facilities, and skilled nursing facilities through scheduled daily inpatient rounding at the sites of service via telemedicine.