Telestroke

Telestroke Program or “Remote management of cerebral vascular accidents” was initiated by the Neurosurgery Department, Neuroradiology and Neurology at  UHCT “Mother Teresa” under the support of the Professors who run these services, namely, Prof. Mentor Petrela, Prof. Gjergji Vreto and Prof. Jera Kruja. PITSHE supported this project by developing a software that enables DICOM image uploading/transfer and other information related to the patient with stroke.

The goal of the program is to provide diagnostic support for physicians in the districts who care for patients affected by cerebral vascular accidents, to determine their treatment or eventually, the transfer to the UHCT “Mother Teresa”.

Three conferences, “Telestroke I”, “Telestroke II” and “Telestroke III” were held respectively in May 2012, September 2012 and September 2013 to train neurologists and district’s radiologists and to launch Telestroke program. PITSHE in collaboration with the clinical services of UHCT, organized a national training program in Tirana and two rounds of training seminars “Hands-On” at the level of regional hospitals to support the training of involved medical and nursing staff.

Telestroke Program is expected to be fully implemented upon the completion of the Stroke Center’s renovations, located at UHCT “Mother Teresa”.

Telestroke