Telestroke | UnityPoint Health Quad Cities

Telestroke

Telestroke is technology that links stroke patients and their care team at UnityPoint Health - Trinity with a neurologist specializing in stroke treatment from Loyola University Medical Center.   Trinity began working with Loyola's  Virtual Medicine program in January 2016, this program allows Loyola neurologists specializing in stroke care to be on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week and uses a telemedicine device to collaborate with Trinity physicians in diagnosing and treating patients.

The InTouch Life Robot, is a secure two-way audio/video link that allows immediate access for the neurologist, emergency physician, patient, family and caregivers  to see and talk with each other to effectively assess the medical situation and discuss critical next steps.  The connection allows the Loyola's provider to check vital signs, examine CT scans, review the patient chart as well as visually examine the patient.