Jefferson Neuroscience Network
Brandywine Hospital has joined the Jefferson Neuroscience Network. Through this collaboration, Jefferson (JNN) and Brandywine Hospital provide advanced care, which can be especially critical for Teleo patients with time-sensitive neurovascular diseases. Brandywine Hospital offers patients access to the resources of Jefferson’s comprehensive stroke center, including community education programs, clinical trials, and advanced protocols for the detection and treatment of stroke and other neuroscience disorders.
Brandywine Hospital also has access to Jefferson Expert Teleconsulting (JET), a high-tech mobile robotic system, for remote consultations from Jefferson’s neuroscience specialists around the clock.
In addition, a mobile robotic platform is available that enables the Jefferson physician to be remotely present. JET’s panoramic visualization system and easy-to-use control interface offers an interactive experience.
JNN was established to place all of our resources, among them, vascular neurologists, dual-trained neurosurgeons, advanced technology, leading clinical trials in which we partner with the National Institutes of Health, and community education on neuroscience issues, at the disposal of patients, their families and physicians of hospitals participating in the network.
What is involved in the process?
- The ER Physician at Brandywine Hospital makes one phone call to Jefferson.
- Within moments, the Jefferson specialist on call uses a laptop to speak with the attending physician, patient and family members at Brandywine Hospital, via the robot.
- In real time, the Jefferson specialist obtains a medical history by speaking directly with the patient and/or family members. With the assistance of Brandywine Hospital’s ER Staff, the Jefferson physician examines the patient and reviews the CT scans and lab results remotely. In consultation with the attending Brandywine physician, Jefferson neurovascular specialists provide recommendations for immediate treatment.
- Finally, a decision is made to either admit the patient to Brandywine Hospital or to transfer the patient to a different hospital, such as Jefferson Hospital for Neuroscience, to further treat the patient. Thanks to the JET program, patients often do not need to be transferred – they can remain and be treated very successfully at Brandywine Hospital.