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MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) -
Some new technology is helping to save stroke
The Middletown Fire Department has teamed up with the Atrium Medical
Center to be the first in the area to use the 'stroke telemedicine' system.
It all started less than two weeks ago when
the Middletown Fire Department received a 911 call about a man having a
stroke. After months of training with the new system, both the hospital and the
firefighters decided this was an opportunity to put what they've learned to the
Chris Klug and his team know all too well
that every second counts in their line of work. Klug says after the initial
assessment of the stroke patient, they notified Atrium Medical Center.
"We wanted to do a stroke alert which
allows them while we're still on the road to activate their stroke
team to start getting all the pieces they need to get together," said Chris
Klug with the Middletown Fire Department.
Once at the hospital, a team of doctors
treated the patient with help from neurologist Jacob Kitchener, thanks to the
stroke telemedicine system.
"It's estimated that for every minute
that someone is having a stroke, they lose 10 million neurons. So even by the
minute people are losing brain function," said Jacob Kitchener.
The way it works is doctors can give their
expert opinion through a video conference, even if they can't be in the room.
The system gives doctors complete access to the video camera that zooms far
enough to get a close-up of the patients eyes.
"We're kind of like their hands but they
can see everything that's going on with the patient. They can interact with the
patient and the family," said Tari Walker from the Atrium Medical Center.
This technology allows doctors to treat
patients from anywhere on their laptop.
"I can get on from home or if I were in
a grocery store or the bank if I ever needed to, I could pop open the laptop and
look to see how things are going," said Kitchener.
It's the first time the stroke telemedicine
system has been used at surrounding hospitals and Klug says he's glad to be a
part of the team.
"It's a good feeling knowing that we
gave that patient the best chance at a positive outcome," said Klug.
More patients will soon see the benefits of
this technology. Doctor Kitchener says they're expanding to the rest of their
hospital system over the next two months.
technology became available just last week at other nearby hospitals, including Good Samaritan