The Development and Implementation of APN Coordinated Telemedicine Clinics to Provide Specialty Care

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182428
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development and Implementation of APN Coordinated Telemedicine Clinics to Provide Specialty Care
Author(s):
Callender, Marcia
Author Details:
Marcia Callender, RN, MSN, ANP-C, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: marcia.callender@va.gov
Abstract:
The implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a standard of care for treating patients with life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, or those at risk of developing such arrhythmias. Many patients who receive ICDs live far from the facility which provides that specialized care, and are at risk for developing health related problems which nurses and primary care providers at the referring facilities are not trained to address. The patient who receives an ICD may have survived a life threatening cardiac arrhythmia and is usually frightened and overwhelmed by his/her disease process as well as the ICD. Patients are frequently bombarded with health education and information during a consolidated and potentially stressful hospital stay, much of which they do not retain. In the past, upon arriving home, patients had limited resources to which they could turn to for support and care of their ICD. Advanced Practice nurses (APNs) recognized these patient specific problems and in conjunction with the Electrophysiology Cardiologist and colleagues at the remote facilities developed telemedicine clinics and "nursing points of contact." This poster will describe an innovative program for care coordination of patients who have ICDs implanted and live many miles from the tertiary care facility which provides that care. APNs, nurses, and Electrophysiology Cardiologist formed a team which provides consistent high quality care for the patient near their home via telemedicine. With the development of nurse managed telemedicine clinics patient satisfaction has improved, clinic access is under 30 days, and travel costs are greatly minimized for the patient.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Description:
"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development and Implementation of APN Coordinated Telemedicine Clinics to Provide Specialty Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCallender, Marciaen_US
dc.author.detailsMarcia Callender, RN, MSN, ANP-C, Portland VA Medical Center, Portland, Oregon, USA, email: marcia.callender@va.goven_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182428-
dc.description.abstractThe implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is a standard of care for treating patients with life threatening cardiac arrhythmias, or those at risk of developing such arrhythmias. Many patients who receive ICDs live far from the facility which provides that specialized care, and are at risk for developing health related problems which nurses and primary care providers at the referring facilities are not trained to address. The patient who receives an ICD may have survived a life threatening cardiac arrhythmia and is usually frightened and overwhelmed by his/her disease process as well as the ICD. Patients are frequently bombarded with health education and information during a consolidated and potentially stressful hospital stay, much of which they do not retain. In the past, upon arriving home, patients had limited resources to which they could turn to for support and care of their ICD. Advanced Practice nurses (APNs) recognized these patient specific problems and in conjunction with the Electrophysiology Cardiologist and colleagues at the remote facilities developed telemedicine clinics and "nursing points of contact." This poster will describe an innovative program for care coordination of patients who have ICDs implanted and live many miles from the tertiary care facility which provides that care. APNs, nurses, and Electrophysiology Cardiologist formed a team which provides consistent high quality care for the patient near their home via telemedicine. With the development of nurse managed telemedicine clinics patient satisfaction has improved, clinic access is under 30 days, and travel costs are greatly minimized for the patient.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:23:47Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:23:47Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationLouisville, Kentucky, USAen_US
dc.description"Magnet: Inspiring Innovation, Achieving Outcomes" was the theme and "Explore the relationship among leadership, innovation, and nursing practice outcomes" was the goal of the 13th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 1-3 October, 2009 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.en_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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