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.
- Emerging infectious disease represents an ongoing threat to the health and livelihood of people everywhere.
- With the spread of emerging pathogens, telehealth or telemedicine technologies are being implemented to:
- Reduce the risk of exposure
- Universal protection
- Personal protective equipment
- Proper disposal
- Improve access and efficiencies
- Support both patients and healthcare providers in isolation
- Improve educational opportunities
- Enable surveillance
- Enhance safety and quality control
- Promote conservation of personal protective equipment
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.
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.
- 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.)
This training module was made possible by grant number GA5RH37467 from the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth, Health Resources and Services Administration, DHHS.