Telehealth and telemedicine refer to the exchange of medical information using technology. Telehealth is being used in nearly all healthcare settings, including home health. The use of telehealth expands an individual's access to healthcare without leaving their home. Some people may find it difficult to go to a healthcare provider’s office due to physical or emotional health declines. This course will discuss the benefits of using telehealth for individuals in a home setting. It will also discuss the nurse's role in telehealth including the assessment, documentation, and management of the client. Without the use of telehealth, individuals may experience anxiety of going to the provider's office, fear of not understanding what the provider is saying, and possible exposure to infectious illnesses.
District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
South Carolina Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
New Mexico Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Arkansas State Board Of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
Kentucky Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Nurses will receive 0.75 contact hours for participating in this course.
Mississippi Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
North Dakota Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290)
Section 1: Introduction
About This Course
Section 2: What Is Telehealth
The History of Telehealth
Telehealth vs. Telemedicine
Real Time Video
Section 3: Telehealth Value
Promoted by Medicare
Value to Clients
Challenges and Barriers
Section 4: Telehealth in Home Health
Telehealth In-Home Services
When to Consider Using Telehealth
Tips for Success
Standards for Virtual Care
The Future of Facility-Based Telehealth
Section 5: Conclusion
Ed has over 30 years of clinical and teaching experience, and his areas of expertise are emergency and critical care, skilled nursing, behavioral health, occupational health and safety, and home care. Ed served in several senior nursing leadership roles to include: Emergency Services Director, Physician Practices Director and Administrative Director of Nursing at the executive level. Ed is certified in LEAN Healthcare efficiency fundamentals and tactics which he has successfully deployed over the years in multiple settings resulting in cost savings, improved quality, and patient safety. He earned his Diploma in Nursing from St. Vincent’s School of Nursing in Staten Island, New York in 1990 and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro in 2006. Ed is retired from the U.S. Coast Guard with 34 years. Disclosure: Edward Bartels, RN, BSN, MICN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
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