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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303929
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Assessing the Impact of Telemedicine on ICU Nursing Care
Author(s):
Kleinpell, Ruth M.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Gamma Phi
Author Details:
Ruth M. Kleinpell, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, Ruth_m_kleinpell@rush.edu
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: Telemedicine in the intensive care unit (ICU) has expanded to include over 200 hospitals with up to 1000 RN’s currently practicing in tele-ICU’s and over 16,000 bedside nurses interfacing with these units.  Yet limited information exists on the impact of telehealth on nursing care.  Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess nurses’ perceptions of the impact of ICU telemedicine on nursing care and to identify priority areas of tele-ICU nursing.

Methods: A descriptive survey methodology was used for this national benchmarking survey with use of an electronic survey tool (SurveyMonkey).  A random sample of nurses working in the tele-ICU remote monitoring sites and in ICUs that interface with them (nurses working in ICU settings with e-ICU systems) were surveyed on their perceptions of the impact of tele-ICU on nursing care. The eICU Acceptance Survey (Kowitlawakul, 2008) was adapted to include questions assessing barriers and benefits of telemedicine implementation on nursing care and priority areas of care for nursing care.   

Results: A total of 1,213 nurses responded to the survey.  Majority (75% or more) indicated that tele-ICU systems offer nurses an opportunity to improve patient care and enhance the nurses’ effectiveness, improve communication and promote collaboration.  A number of benefits were identified including arrhythmia detection, physiologic instability detection, vital sign trending, and enhanced patient safety.  Barriers included technical difficulties including audio and visual issues, interruptions of care, and attitudes of clinical staff toward the use of telehealth.

Conclusion: The results from this national survey indicate that nurses perceive that tele-ICU systems improve patient care and benefit nursing care practices. The data can be used to develop strategies to facilitate optimal use of telehealth technology and to develop tele-ICU nursing competencies and standards of care to enhance nursing care delivery.

Acknowledgement: Funding from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2011 Impact Grant

Keywords:
telemedicine; tele-ICU nursing care; telehealth
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleAssessing the Impact of Telemedicine on ICU Nursing Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorKleinpell, Ruth M.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentGamma Phien_GB
dc.author.detailsRuth M. Kleinpell, RN, PhD, FAAN, FAANP, Ruth_m_kleinpell@rush.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303929-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>Telemedicine in the intensive care unit (ICU) has expanded to include over 200 hospitals with up to 1000 RN’s currently practicing in tele-ICU’s and over 16,000 bedside nurses interfacing with these units.  Yet limited information exists on the impact of telehealth on nursing care.  Therefore, the purpose of this study was to assess nurses’ perceptions of the impact of ICU telemedicine on nursing care and to identify priority areas of tele-ICU nursing. <p><b>Methods: </b>A descriptive survey methodology was used for this national benchmarking survey with use of an electronic survey tool (SurveyMonkey).  A random sample of nurses working in the tele-ICU remote monitoring sites and in ICUs that interface with them (nurses working in ICU settings with e-ICU systems) were surveyed on their perceptions of the impact of tele-ICU on nursing care. The eICU Acceptance Survey (Kowitlawakul, 2008) was adapted to include questions assessing barriers and benefits of telemedicine implementation on nursing care and priority areas of care for nursing care.    <p><b>Results: </b>A total of 1,213 nurses responded to the survey.  Majority (75% or more) indicated that tele-ICU systems offer nurses an opportunity to improve patient care and enhance the nurses’ effectiveness, improve communication and promote collaboration.  A number of benefits were identified including arrhythmia detection, physiologic instability detection, vital sign trending, and enhanced patient safety.  Barriers included technical difficulties including audio and visual issues, interruptions of care, and attitudes of clinical staff toward the use of telehealth. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The results from this national survey indicate that nurses perceive that tele-ICU systems improve patient care and benefit nursing care practices. The data can be used to develop strategies to facilitate optimal use of telehealth technology and to develop tele-ICU nursing competencies and standards of care to enhance nursing care delivery. <p>Acknowledgement: Funding from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses 2011 Impact Granten_GB
dc.subjecttelemedicineen_GB
dc.subjecttele-ICU nursing careen_GB
dc.subjecttelehealthen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:26:04Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:26:04Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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