[Photos by Mark Foster - For Shaw Media]
[Critical care nurse Mehr Mohajer-Esfahani is shown with the CT scanner inside the mobile stroke unit from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital. The ambulance is beginning to serve TriCities residents.]
BATAVIA – For the victim of a stroke, rapid diagnosis and treatment are critical.
A special ambulance from Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital is on the way to cover Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles under the umbrella of the Tri-City Ambulance Service.
The mobile stroke unit is equipped with everything its four-person crew needs to perform a diagnosis and begin treatment, saving precious time and loss of neurons from the patient’s brain.
“It is essentially a hospital on wheels,” Mehr Mohajer-Esfahani, program manager, said. “It has everything you need to treat a stroke.”
Mohajer-Esfahani and his team parked the ambulance in front of the Batavia Government Center recently to give city officials a look at the advanced technology inside the vehicle.