Telehealth has many implications in health care today — from being able to review a congestive heart failure patient's weight increases, to reviewing blood pressures, to assessing a patient with a portable monitoring system. What are the implications for nephrology? What are some of the scenarios where this equipment is currently being used in practice? Where can technology take us?
Contact hours available until 9/22/2015.
Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Michelle Carver – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Conference Committee Disclosures:
Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Kristin Larson – Employee, NxStage Medical
Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Beth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care
Lucy Todd – Employee, Baxter Healthcare
Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.Objectives:
- Describe the components of the telehealth system for home patients.
- Review the benefits of telehealth.
- Describe how daily management of home patients changes patient outcomes and retention.