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Advanced Telestroke Services

Stroke Care Experts Available 24/7 & Nationwide

As medical providers, we know that every second counts when a patient is suffering from a stroke. Receiving treatment from an experienced stroke specialist within the first hour of the event can make a significant difference in the ultimate outcome. With Blue Sky Telehealth, even remote and rural hospitals can have 24/7 access to a skilled stroke care professional.

Our average response time for calls is three minutes. Thanks to redundant staffing policies, we always have medical professionals available to provide patients at partnered facilities with the care and attention they need. Together, we can save lives and minimize the long-term effects of strokes.

Call Blue Sky Telehealth today at (303) 900-4258 to learn more about our telestroke consultation services.

Telestroke Data Points:

  • 14,000 encounters annually and growing
  • 1.37 minutes average page to call back
  • 3.04 minutes average page to on camera
  • 19.29 minutes average page to tPA recommendation
  • 16% average tPA administration rate, ranging up to 22.6%
  • 18 minutes, lowest median door-to-needle time
  • 0.40% iSCH rate for 2017 Denver facilities

The Golden Hour of Stroke Care

Treating a stroke in the first hour symptoms occur significantly improves the patient’s chances of survival and making a full recovery. For this reason, this hour is referred to as “the golden hour” by medical professionals and physicians. This is why it is important for all hospitals to have a dedicated stroke care program in place. Patients already lose valuable time getting to the hospital—once they arrive it is of the utmost importance that a stroke care professional can attend to them right away.

Signs that a patient needs treatment from a stroke care specialist:

  • Paralysis on one side of the face
  • Face drooping—difficulty smiling or an uneven smile
  • Arm weakness and difficulty raising one arm up
  • Slurred or incomprehensible speech
  • Involuntary eye movements
  • Dizziness and difficulty walking

Knowing how to identify a stroke and begin immediate treatment are key to obtaining the best possible outcomes. In many cases, administering clot-busting drugs to the affected area is the best treatment strategy. However, depending on the determined cause and symptoms of the stroke, treatment can take many different forms. Telestroke care can help discover the right treatment — and in as little time as possible.

Contact Blue Sky Telehealth today to create a customized telestroke program in your hospital to provide your patients with immediate stroke care.