The Indianapolis Business Journal has posted about the new Mobile Stroke from IU Health manufactured by Excellance.
Indiana University Health has begun using a new specialized vehicle with equipment capable of diagnosing and treating a stroke on-scene.
The Indianapolis-based system said its mobile stroke treatment unit contains a CT scanner, so it can scan patients instantly and send the results to physicians at IU Health Methodist Hospital.
The vehicle, which is larger than a standard ambulance and manned by a specially trained staff, also has blood-pressure-management medications and tPA, a clot-busting drug it says is highly effective when administered at the onset of a stroke.
SOURCE: Indianapolis Business Journal