The Dial-a-Dizzy project partners the Integrated Ear Nose and Throat (ENT) vestibular team based at Logan hospital with rural and remote emergency departments and aims to function as a telehealth diagnostic advisory hotline to guide clinicians through the management of emergent vertigo
Vesticam infra-red video goggles have been trialed in five remote emergency departments, Weipa, Cooktown, Mt Isa, Longreach and Goondiwindi hospitals. These facilities have access to an e-consult platform to request advice and upload video images captured with the Vesticam goggles. This has been funded by the Healthcare Improvement Unit.
Dial-a-Dizzy is a Statewide Telehealth Diagnostic Advisory Hotline to guide management of emergent dizziness or vertigo. Dial-a-Dizzy enables the local emergency doctor (and eventually GP) to contact the Consultant/Advanced Vestibular Physiotherapist and the Specialist ENT Consultant at Logan Hospital. Using the infra-red goggles, clinicians will be able to observe the eye movements to more clearly investigate the cause of dizziness. Once a cause is suspected/identified, the Dial-a-Dizzy team will recommend the appropriate treatment plan.
- Patient presents to remote ED with dizziness.
- Remote ED clinician calls 1300 4 Dizzy or submits online referral to alert Logan Hospital Vestibular Physiotherapist.
- Logan Hospital Advanced Vestibular Physiotherapist reviews 'vesticam' videos and conducts video conference with remote clinician and patient.
- Logan Physiotherapist and ENT Consultant interpret video and provide report and recommendation to remote clinician.