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MUSC Annual Report 2011-2012

Using Telemedicine to Help Distant Trauma, Sepsis Patients

Under the acronym CREST (Critical Care Excellence in Sepsis and Trauma), Dee W. Ford, M.D., and Samir M.Fakhry, M.D., established a telemedicine network with several smaller hospitals in eastern South Carolina. The project was modeled after the successful REACH (Remote Evaluation of Acute Ischemic Stroke) program operated by Robert Adams, M.D. Underwritten three years ago by a federal grant, the program is now in the evaluation phase, but something similar is expected to be proposed in the future, they say. Full story...

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