New program lets EMTs FaceTime with doctors for emergencies

(WXIN) In an emergency, every second counts.

Now emergency medical technicians responding to high-risk situations have another tool. EMTs are using Facetime on iPads to connect with doctors at Hendricks Regional Health to handle life-or-death situations such as strokes.

Dr. Jim Nossett appeared on FOX59 Morning News to discuss the pilot program, which is a collaborative effort involving doctors and fire/rescue professionals in Plainfield, Brownsburg, Danville and Avon.

Learn to spot the signs of a stroke with the acronym FAST:

Face drooping
Arm weakness
Speech difficulty
Time time to call 911

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Emergency medical technicians are using Facetime on iPads to connect with doctors at Hendricks Regional Health in Indiana to handle life-or-death situations such as strokes.
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