Tele–intensive care units (ICUs) typically provide remote monitoring for ICUs of acute care, short-stay hospitals. As part of a joint venture project to establish a long-term acute level of care, Good Shepherd Penn Partners became the first facility to use tele-ICU technology in a nontraditional setting. Long-term acute care hospitals care for patients with complex medical problems. We describe describes the benefits and challenges of integrating a tele-ICU program into a long-term acute care setting and the impact this model of care has on patient care outcomes.
Innovative Use of Tele-ICU in Long-term Acute Care Hospitals
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Margaret Mullen-Fortino, Frank D. Sites, Michael Soisson, Julie Galen; Innovative Use of Tele-ICU in Long-term Acute Care Hospitals. AACN Adv Crit Care 1 July 2012; 23 (3): 330–336. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/NCI.0b013e31825dfeff
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