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5th Edition of Nursing World Conference

October 19-21, 2020 | Orlando, USA

Holiday Inn Orlando SW Celebration Area 5711 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee, FL 34746 Orlando, USA
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5th Edition | 25 Sessions | 150+ Speakers
October 19-21, 2020 | Orlando, USA

Tracey Wilson

Speaker at Nursing education conferences 2020 - Tracey Wilson
Tracey Wilson
University of Maryland, USA
Title : Utilizing Advanced Practice Providers in Telemedicine for Intensive Care Patients in Rural Areas

Abstract:

Traditionally, telemedicine has been primarily used by physicians for coverage in rural hospital settings. Today, telemedicine can be utilized for a variety of healthcare needs, including, post discharge follow up, medication reconciliation, management of chronic health problems, minor urgent care issues and home health visits. In more recent years, telemedicine has shown growth potential being primarily staffed by advanced practice providers, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the intensive care setting (ICU). ICU telemedicine uses audio-visual technology to provide critical care services from a remote location. Telemedicine can potentially improve ICU outcomes by increasing access to the expertise of dedicated critical care providers, facilitating early recognition of physiological deterioration, and prompting the bedside provider/nurse/respiratory therapist to implement routine evidence-based practices.
A recent model adapted at University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) uses telemedicine for coverage of three smaller rural hospitals and one urban teaching hospital within the University of Maryland System. The use of telemedicine with advanced practice providers has demonstrated improved access for healthcare of the critically-ill and provides nursing and house staff direction regarding complex critical care needs. Given telemedicine is housed out of UMMC it also provides improved access to tertiary care services if indicated. Advanced practice providers are once again filling a gap of necessary care!

Biography:

Tracey Wilson works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner for over 14 years. She holds an adjunct faculty position in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include palliative care, post-intensive care syndrome, precepting and advancing nursing practice.
Kimberly Bowers works in the Medical ICU at University of Maryland Medical Center as Clinical Program Director for 12 years. She serves as a preceptor in the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program at University of Maryland School of Nursing. Her interests include resuscitation, post intensive care syndrome and patient quality/safety.

 

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