Essay on Nursing Informatics Telenursing

1277 Words Jun 26th, 2012 6 Pages
“Telenursing : Today and Tomorrow”

Abstract Tele-nursing has been around for a long time, but now a days it requires more demanding and more practicing diversely in nursing. The reason is that it is saving a cost of care, helping the shortage of nurses, reducing distances and travel time, keeping patients out of hospital and expending in coverage of healthcare to distance.
The growth of aged population and the increase of chronic disease have aggravated the problem and the challenges have demanded a review of the way care services are traditionally provided. The practice of telenursing can contribute to disparity of care, a
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Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder which is characterized by the clinical triad of bradykinesia, rigidity, and tremor, can result in significant disability and morbidity for many Americans affected with the disease. The medication regimens for PD patients increase in complexity as the disease progresses and can include as many as six to eight different prescriptions. In this study, the participants with PD found that the videophone sessions provided a supportive connection with the nurse specialist, as it was reflected in their written words and questionnaire findings. A study was done on LTC on the assessment of chronic wounds by a university-based nurse expert. These patients from LTC have to travel to be assessed or receive treatment of their chronic wound. Application of telenursing via phone, radios, televisions, and electronic networks could be time and cost effective for these patients. The data from the pilot study suggest no clinical difference in the telehealth visit compared to the onsite visit. In using teleheath, patients mentioned that they had a difficulty in seeing or hearing. Nurses then should provide a larger screen and try to communicate properly. Telephone intervention reduces mental health stress and provides a feeling of safety and support for clients. Telenursing is aimed at providing support, advice and intervention when needed. There seem to be no apparent training in telephone intervention available for

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