Telehealth: Preparing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) for Transition into Clinical Practice

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/616058
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Telehealth: Preparing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) for Transition into Clinical Practice
Other Titles:
Changing Your Practice Through Technology Use
Author(s):
Willson, Pamela; Lee, Susan K.; Martinez-Anderson, Dinorah
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Beta (Houston)
Author Details:
Pamela Willson, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, VHF, paw66@txstate.edu; Susan K. Lee, RN; Dinorah Martinez-Anderson, RN, FNP-C
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Introduction: Telehealth is a successful care modality that matches quality and affordability of care to underserved rural patients, allowing for assessment and education. This has been found to improve patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and access to care. It also allows patients to access providers in the privacy and comfort of their homes or in local clinics in a timely and effective manner that, in turn, empowers patient self-management. Additional benefits are that patients are able to access specialty providers who are outside the rural area. Few Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) programs instruct students in the use of primary care telehealth technologies. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how telehealth content is developed, implemented, and evaluated as part of the Master?s Family Nurse Practitioner Program to prepare APN students for the application of telehealth care within their practice sites. Methods: A program was developed, implemented, and evaluated as part of a Master?s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program to prepare APN students for the application of telehealth within their practice sites. Immersed within the Reproductive Health course were several assignments: (1) hands-on exposure to self-management telehealth counseling for discomforts of pregnancy using standardized patients, (2) electronic patient educational toolkits for common discomforts of pregnancy and contraceptive usage, (3) video patient teaching of clinical breast exam, and (4) telehealth immersion experiences with pregnant-family home follow-up visits.' Results: The first cohort of students (N=32) integrated telephone calls, videos, face-time, and video presentations using telehealth modalities in their primary care practices to follow-up with patients in their homes to provide education, counseling and motivation for self-management of common discomforts of pregnancy. Additionally, electronic medical records were maintained and billing codes were identified. Formative and summative evaluations indicated patients and students were ?highly satisfied? with telehealth encounters. Discussion: The telehealth program?s electronic information and telecommunication supports long-distance clinical healthcare and patient health-related education. Students are prepared to conduct ?virtual? office visits with patients and caregivers upon completion of the incorporation of telehealth modalities in the FNP curriculum.
Keywords:
Advanced Practice Nurse; telehealth; curriculum
Repository Posting Date:
13-Jul-2016
Date of Publication:
13-Jul-2016 ; 13-Jul-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC16L12; INRC16L12
Conference Date:
2016
Conference Name:
27th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Cape Town, South Africa
Description:
Theme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policy

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dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleTelehealth: Preparing Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) for Transition into Clinical Practiceen
dc.title.alternativeChanging Your Practice Through Technology Useen
dc.contributor.authorWillson, Pamelaen
dc.contributor.authorLee, Susan K.en
dc.contributor.authorMartinez-Anderson, Dinorahen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Beta (Houston)en
dc.author.detailsPamela Willson, RN, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, VHF, paw66@txstate.edu; Susan K. Lee, RN; Dinorah Martinez-Anderson, RN, FNP-Cen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/616058-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 24, 2016: Introduction: Telehealth is a successful care modality that matches quality and affordability of care to underserved rural patients, allowing for assessment and education. This has been found to improve patient outcomes, patient satisfaction, and access to care. It also allows patients to access providers in the privacy and comfort of their homes or in local clinics in a timely and effective manner that, in turn, empowers patient self-management. Additional benefits are that patients are able to access specialty providers who are outside the rural area. Few Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) programs instruct students in the use of primary care telehealth technologies. The purpose of this presentation is to describe how telehealth content is developed, implemented, and evaluated as part of the Master?s Family Nurse Practitioner Program to prepare APN students for the application of telehealth care within their practice sites. Methods: A program was developed, implemented, and evaluated as part of a Master?s Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP) Program to prepare APN students for the application of telehealth within their practice sites. Immersed within the Reproductive Health course were several assignments: (1) hands-on exposure to self-management telehealth counseling for discomforts of pregnancy using standardized patients, (2) electronic patient educational toolkits for common discomforts of pregnancy and contraceptive usage, (3) video patient teaching of clinical breast exam, and (4) telehealth immersion experiences with pregnant-family home follow-up visits.' Results: The first cohort of students (N=32) integrated telephone calls, videos, face-time, and video presentations using telehealth modalities in their primary care practices to follow-up with patients in their homes to provide education, counseling and motivation for self-management of common discomforts of pregnancy. Additionally, electronic medical records were maintained and billing codes were identified. Formative and summative evaluations indicated patients and students were ?highly satisfied? with telehealth encounters. Discussion: The telehealth program?s electronic information and telecommunication supports long-distance clinical healthcare and patient health-related education. Students are prepared to conduct ?virtual? office visits with patients and caregivers upon completion of the incorporation of telehealth modalities in the FNP curriculum.en
dc.subjectAdvanced Practice Nurseen
dc.subjecttelehealthen
dc.subjectcurriculumen
dc.date.available2016-07-13T11:03:20Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13-
dc.date.issued2016-07-13en
dc.date.accessioned2016-07-13T11:03:20Z-
dc.conference.date2016en
dc.conference.name27th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationCape Town, South Africaen
dc.descriptionTheme: Leading Global Research: Advancing Practice, Advocacy, and Policyen
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