iSOCOMs

This course is designed to provide information on how to adopt and integrate telehealth or telemedicine technologies including Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Isolation Communication Management System (iSOCOMS) to manage emerging pathogens. Telemedicine, when used to care for patients hospitalized with a highly infectious pathogen, represents an important new use of technology.
Overview

This course is designed to provide information on how to adopt and integrate telehealth or telemedicine technologies including Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) and Isolation Communication Management System (iSOCOMS) to manage emerging pathogens. Telemedicine, when used to care for patients hospitalized with a highly infectious pathogen, represents an important new use of technology.

Course Highlights:
  1. Emerging infectious disease represents an ongoing threat to the health and livelihood of people everywhere.
  2. With the spread of emerging pathogens, telehealth or telemedicine technologies are being implemented to:
    1. Reduce the risk of exposure
    2. Universal protection
    3. Personal protective equipment
    4. Proper disposal
    5. Handwashing
    6. Improve access and efficiencies
    7. Support both patients and healthcare providers in isolation
    8. Improve educational opportunities
    9. Enable surveillance
    10. Enhance safety and quality control
    11. Promote conservation of personal protective equipment
Learning Objectives:

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Define terminology related to telehealth for managing emerging pathogens
  • Understand the mission for an emerging pathogens response plan and integrating telehealth
  • Identify the steps for implementing telehealth for managing emerging pathogens
  • Understand case use scenarios, benefits, and outcomes when using telehealth to manage
  • emerging pathogens
Learning Method and Medium:

TelehealthVillage utilizes a variety of media-based learning approaches to facilitate the educational experience that is interactive and web-based. Multiple choice questions are incorporated into the learning process.

Course Development:

TelehealthVillage is a collaborative effort developed by the University of Virginia Karen S. Rheuban Center for Telehealth, the Mid-Atlantic Telehealth Resource Center, the Office of Continuing Medical Education of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and the New College Institute.

Authored by:
  • Virginia Burke, CTC
  • Thomas Corey, CTC
  • David C. Gordon, MSW
  • Karen Rheuban, MD
  • Kathleen Bunch Meneses, MS
  • Kyle Enfield, MD
  • Marci Kramer, MS
  • Richard Rose II, CTC, MCP, CWTS
  • Rick Carpenter, MSN
  • Brian Gunnell, CTC
  • Beth Mehring, RN
  • Costi Sifri, MD

*Purchase grants one learner one year’s access to lessons and quizzes (access expires 365 days from date of course activation.)

Course Price
$49.00*
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Additional Details
Credit(s) Offered
1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
1 MOC Part II Self-Assessment Credit
1 Contact Hour
1 Hour of Participation