Telemedicine is increasingly prevalent as a method of delivering quality healthcare. The common use of photos, telephone and video for delivering quality healthcare is providing greater access to healthcare for all. This course will contain information about history, future directions, best practices and guidelines when utilizing telemedicine. Telemedicine improves healthcare outcomes by providing services, patient education, and travel barriers to treatment. Electronic resources used in healthcare have included live video conferencing, email and websites, cellular phones, and other telecommunications devices. In addition to increasing access for underserved populations, telemedicine has been reported to lower the cost of healthcare while providing more effective management of chronic diseases.
This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing and the California Board of Vocational Nursing for 1 Contact Hour.
1. Identify types of telemedicine
2. Describe recommendations for safeguarding patient privacy and legal considerations when using telemedicine
3. Evaluate the advantages and disadvantages of using telemedicine
Maryrose Espil, RN, MSN has more than 25 years experience in the health care field. She started training as a nursing assistant as a teen and has worked as a CNA, Certified Home Health Aide, Licensed Vocational Nurse and Registered Nurse in various health care settings. She received her Master’s Degree in Nursing Education from Excelsior College in 2012. She enjoys teaching and developing curriculum while working as a registered nurse in direct patient care. There are no relevant financial relationships with any product manufacturer or service provider mentioned.