publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

Development and Pilot Testing of 24/7 In-Ambulance Telemedicine for Acute Stroke: Prehospital Stroke Study at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel-Project

Laetitia Yperzeele; Laetitia Yperzeele; Alain G. Dupont; Ives Hubloue; Koenraad Nieboer; Jacques De Keyser; Raf Brouns; Koen Putman; Ann De Smedt; Robbert-Jan Van Hooff; ...
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: S. Karger AG
  • Country: Belgium
Abstract
Abstract: Background: In-ambulance telemedicine is a recently developed and a promising approach to improve emergency care. We implemented the first ever 24/7 in-ambulance telemedicine service for acute stroke. We report on our experiences with the development and pilot testing of the Prehospital Stroke Study at the Universitair Ziekenhuis Brussel (PreSSUB) to facilitate a wider spread of the knowledge regarding this technique. Methods: Successful execution of the project involved the development and validation of a novel stroke scale, design and creation of specific hardware and software solutions, execution of field tests for mobile internet connectivity, desi...
Subjects
free text keywords: Neurology, Clinical Neurology, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, Human medicine, Remote Consultation, Patient safety, Program evaluation, Telemedicine, Medicine, business.industry, business, Technical support, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, Stroke, Benchmarking, Technical feasibility
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