TelePICU, TeleNICU and TeleStroke

A health care worker talks on the phone. We are ready to help our acute care partners 24/7.

When your hospital or clinic is part of our telemedicine network, expert support is just a phone or video call away. We are always ready, whether you need a quick phone consult to discuss your care plan, or an extra set of eyes and skills during an emergency.

When you partner with us, you can:

  • Call us 24/7 and be connected to the specialist you need.
  • Have a quick conversation to talk through a situation or care plan.
  • Put us on video with your patient or their family to help facilitate an easier transfer.
  • Get advice and expertise throughout an emergency, like strokes and newborn resuscitation, so you can provide lifesaving care quickly.
  • Safely keep more pediatric and stroke patients in your community hospital.

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Our TelePICU service gives you access to pediatric intensivists in OHSU’s pediatric ICU. The American College of Surgeons has verified our PICU as a Level 1 Children’s Trauma Center and Doernbecher Children’s Hospital as a Level 1 site for Children’s Surgery.

We are one of just two Level 1 PICUs in Oregon and Southwest Washington – both are in Portland. Our telemedicine network means more kids around the region can be safely cared for right in their community.

You can expect:

  • Consults with highly trained pediatric intensivists. Our providers are pediatricians who have completed a critical-care fellowship.
  • Live, interactive, two-way video technology to put our intensivist virtually in the room with the provider and patient.
  • Partnership on triage, treatment decisions, interventions and more.
  • Support during code resuscitations and other emergencies.

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Our TeleNICU service gives you access to neonatal experts in OHSU’s Level IV NICU via live, interactive, two-way video technology. Highly trained pediatricians who have completed a neonatology fellowship are always available.

We are available 24/7 to support you with:

  • Known risks like extreme prematurity or congenital defects. As soon as a patient arrives in labor, we can activate OHSU’s PANDA transport team, which may even arrive in time to help with delivery. We will work with you to determine whether a transfer is needed.
  • Concerns that arise during labor and delivery. Call us to talk through your care plan, and whether the experts and equipment you’ll need are available at your hospital.
  • Newborn resuscitation and other emergencies. Our experience and expertise can make sure providers never feel alone in these critical moments.

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When it comes to stroke, time is brain. Our TeleStroke service gives you immediate access to expert stroke neurologists at the OHSU Brain Institute. OHSU’s stroke center is DNV-certified with comprehensive expertise to treat complex strokes.

Fast treatment for stroke can be lifesaving. For hospitals without a stroke neurologist, the best treatment has been to get the patient to the closest stroke center as quickly as possible. We are available 24/7 to support you with:

  • Starting life-saving treatment immediately, before or instead of transferring your patient.
  • Safely treating patients with tPA to quickly dissolve blood clots when you don’t have a stroke expert in your community.
  • Preparing your patient and getting consent for thrombectomy before transport to OHSU. When your patient arrives, they can go straight to our advanced interventional radiology lab.
  • Reducing costs and improving patient satisfaction by ensuring you transfer only patients you can’t care for locally.

Contact us

We will respond within two business days to:

  • Answer your questions
  • Set up a virtual or in-person meeting
  • Arrange a demonstration

Contact information:

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