For decades, tele–critical care (TCC) programs have provided expert population surveillance with standardized clinical interventions for critically ill patients. The COVID-19 pandemic created massive strains on critical care resources. For this report, standard questions were used to solicit COVID-19 pandemic workflow and service modifications from a network of TCC leaders to describe the rapid expansion of TCC-supported services during the pandemic. In this article, leaders from 7 TCC programs report on the effective use of services to support changing hospital needs during the pandemic in areas such as clinical education, personal protective equipment stewardship, expansion of virtual care, and creative staffing models, among others.
Innovations in Tele–Critical Care Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Miguel Gonzalez, Lisa-Mae Williams, Kim Yanello, Jason White, Shelley Meyer, Lillian Powell, Kara A. Benneche, Carol Knoblach, Lynn Jacobs, Teresa A. Rincon; Innovations in Tele–Critical Care Nursing During the COVID-19 Pandemic. AACN Adv Crit Care 15 December 2023; 34 (4): 324–333. doi: https://doi.org/10.4037/aacnacc2023152
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