Telestroke, the use of a telemedicine technology system in the treatment of a stroke, allows for rapid consultation with stroke specialists remotely from any location within minutes and enables St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center to emergently treat patients and support smaller community hospitals. Telestroke allows 'real time' HD videoconferencing assessment allows for emergency treatment to be administered. Additionally, stroke education is also greatly enhanced through the use of Telestroke.
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center has earned disease specific certification in Primary Stroke from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and has been designated by the State of New Jersey, Department of Health and Senior Service as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The stroke program has also been recognized by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association's "Get With The Guidelines" Program and has received the Gold Plus, Gold, Bronze and Silver Awards for quality stroke care.
This designation recognizes rapid response to stroke by stroke experts with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic developments in the field. Primary and Comprehensive Stroke Centers adhere to State and National Standards for stroke care and patient outcomes. Our stroke team is prepared 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to rapidly assess and treat patients with stroke and stroke-like symptoms. Our specialized stroke team encompasses highly qualified full-time neurologists, stroke nurse practitioners, and top neurointerventionalists.
The Neurology-Stroke Center at St. Josephs Regional Medical Center has recently expanded to include 16 monitored beds and a Neurology Special Care Unit which provides closer observation of patients with neurological needs by our nurses who are specially trained in Neurology and Stroke care.
When it comes to diagnosing and treating stroke every second counts:
"TIME LOST IS BRAIN LOST"
If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms call 911 immediately:
- Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance/coordination
- Sudden severe headaches with no known cause
For additional information, please contact: 973.754.2005.
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