Assessing the Impact of Telemedicine on Nursing Care in Intensive Care Units

This article in the American Journal of Critical Care was a benchmarking survey of nurses working in intensive care telemedicine facilities in the USA.  It included both an online survey and a modified Delphi survey.  At least 60% of respondents agreed that telemedicine in intensive care enabled them to accomplish tasks more quickly, improves collaboration, job performance and communication.  Barriers included technical problems, interruptions in care and attitudes of staff.  The findings can be used to further inform the development of competencies for tele–intensive care nursing, match the tele–intensive care nursing practice guidelines of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, and highlight concepts related to the association’s standards for establishing and sustaining healthy work environment.

The full text of this article is available without the need for a password via this link.


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