Benefits of telemonitoring in the care of patients with heart failure
Atkin, P.; Barrett, D.
Dr David Barrett D.I.Barrett@hull.ac.uk
Senior Lecturer in Nursing
Telemonitoring involves remotely monitoring patients' vital signs. It is an innovative and promising development in the care of people with heart failure that may reduce hospital admissions and the burden on the NHS, as well as improve patients' quality of life and clinical outcomes. This article describes what telemonitoring is and explores the evidence base for its use. The role of the nurse in telemonitoring is also discussed, with particular reference to dealing with and responding to alerts. The development and implementation of new technology is essential to improve the delivery of healthcare and optimise patient outcomes, and telemonitoring may play an important role in the future of heart failure services.
Atkin, P., & Barrett, D. (2012). Benefits of telemonitoring in the care of patients with heart failure. Nursing standard : official newspaper of the Royal College of Nursing, 27(4), 44-48. https://doi.org/10.7748/ns2012.09.27.4.44.c9313
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Acceptance Date||Sep 1, 2012|
|Online Publication Date||Sep 26, 2012|
|Publication Date||Sep 26, 2012|
|Publisher||RCN Publishing (RCNi)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|Keywords||Cardiac care; Heart failure; Patient monitoring; Technology; Telemonitoring|
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