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Benefits of telemonitoring in the care of patients with heart failure

Atkin, P.; Barrett, D.


P. Atkin


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.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 1, 2012
Online Publication Date Sep 26, 2012
Publication Date Sep 26, 2012
Journal Nursing standard
Print ISSN 0029-6570
Electronic ISSN 2047-9018
Publisher RCN Publishing (RCNi)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 4
Pages 44-48
Keywords Cardiac care; Heart failure; Patient monitoring; Technology; Telemonitoring
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