Integrating Telenursing into Home Care

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presented by:
Ekezie Ralueke Oluchukwu. RN,
CEO Blue Torch Home Care Limited
[email protected]
Abstract
 Tele-health integration into home care Nursing
is a revealing mirror in the health care system ,
producing the image visibility , stability,
sustainability with importance of Information
and Communication Technology (ICT) in
Home Care Nursing Practices and health care
system at large. According to (Global
observatory for eHealth series,20011-vol.3),
Personal Digital Assistance (PDAs) plays a
pivotal role in the health service delivery both
at Nurses Station and Home care in many
settings in Canada .This paper examines:
The use of mobile and electronic devices such as
mobile, audio, video cameras and PDAs in the coordination of home care of patients.
Tele-nursing practices in home care, showcasing its
benefits, stability, delivery models, quality assurance
barriers and regulation in the Nigerian settings
Best factors needed for sustainable Tele-Home care
nursing practices.
Novel Technologies, knowledge and skills needed for
the adoption of Tele-health in home care nursing, in
order to increase coverage and optimize home care
delivery.
presentation objectives:
Overview of Tele-Home Care
Nursing
Benefits of Tele-Home Care
Nursing in Nigeria
Barriers to Tele-Home Care
Nursing
Sustainability of Tele-Home Care
Nursing
overview
The need for Tele-Home Care
Nursing
Technologies Needed in Tele-Home
Care Nursing
Practice of Tele-Home Care
Nursing
Implication of Tele-Home Care
Nursing in Nigeria
Benefits of Tele-home care nursing
 Improved quality of nursing care
 Health education of clients
 Improved coverage of nursing services
 Improved disease monitoring
 Improved management of patients health
records through electronic data system
 Supplements for Human resource demand in
Nursing
 Job satisfaction
 Encourages self care dependency and privacy
Barriers to the practice of Telehome care Nursing
 Availability of needed technology
 Acceptance by the populace
 Level of awareness
 Financial commitments and payment
models
 Ethical issues surrounding Tele-Home
Care Nursing
 Language barrier
 Availability of Tele-Nursing institutions
Sustenance of Tele-Home
Care Nursing
 Provisions of avenue for exchange of intellectual
resources
 Provisions of needed Technology for Telenursing practice
 Commitments towards publicity and
acceptance
 Funding
 Encourage more Tele-health practicing
organizations in Nigeria
 Provisions for Tele-health regulation and policy
NEEDS OF TELE-NURSING
AWEARNESS
TECHNOLOGY
TELENURSE
CLIENTS
FUNDS
Conclusion
In the wake of information and
communication Technology (ICT), and
its dominance in the health sector, it is
important that its adoption in the
Home care Nursing is prioritized,
gearing to the strides of practical
services being supported by simple
combinations in button to improve the
lives of patients.
FLOW CHART OF TELE-NURSING
CLIENT/PATIENT
TELE-NURSE
CONSULTATION
DOCTOR
References
1. Mhealth :New Horizon for Health through Mobile
Technology: Second global survey on
eHealth,WHO Global Observatory for
ehealth.(2011) Vol-3. Pp. 56-57.
2. National Association for Home care & Hospice
[NAHC]:2008.Basic statistics About Home Care
3. Ontario Home Care Association
[OHCA]:(2011).Home Care Nursing in Ontario.
4. Tarricone,R.,& Tsouros,A.(Eds).(2008).The Solid
Facts :Home care in Europe,World Health
Organization.
Resources for health Practitioners
 Integrated Management for Emergency
and Essential Surgical Care (IMEESC)
tool kit.
 Health Information For All 2015 (HIFA2015).
 mHealth Working Group.
 ICN Telenursing Network.
 Global Alliance For Nurses and Midwifery.
 ETC.
Thank-you

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