REACH (Remote Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke), is a web-based, tele-medicine system. Through this system, urgent, specialized stroke consultations are delivered to the physicians and nurses caring for acute stroke patients in emergency departments such as at McLeod Dillon. Emergency departments often receive stroke patients but do not have 24/7 coverage from a neurologist for the rapid evaluation of patients presenting with stroke symptoms.
When it comes to stroke, time lost is brain lost.
The longer it takes a stroke patient to receive care, the greater the chances of permanent disability or even death. This system allows the physicians at McLeod Dillon to diagnose and treat stroke patients with the latest therapies quickly and without delays.