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Use of Telehealth for Chronic Wound Care: A Case Study

Visco, Dorothy C. RN, BSN, CWCN; Shalley, Theresa RN, MSN, CWOCN; Wren, Susan J. RN, BSN, CWCN, COCN; Flynn, Jean Pieri RN, EdD; Brem, Harold MD; Kerstein, Morris D. MD; Fitzpatrick, Joyce J. RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN

Journal of Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing: March 2001 - Volume 28 - Issue 2 - p 89–95
WOUND CARE
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Use of telehealth in wound care continues to expand as technology is enhanced and clinicians become more familiar with use of the new technology as a supplement to usual care. This article describes the Telehealth Wound Care Program implemented at Mount Sinai Hospital Home Health Agency and Mount Sinai Hospital Wound Care Center. Results of the wound care provided for one patient are included in the case study described in this article. The authors note the many benefits of telehealth as an adjunct to usual therapy in wound care.

A description of the Telehealth Wound-Care Program implemented at Mount Sinai Hospital Home Health Agency and Mount Sinai Hospital Wound-Care Center.

Dorothy C. Visco, RN, BSN, CWCN, is Clinical Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital Home Health Agency, New York, New York.

Theresa Shalley, RN, MSN, CWOCN, is Clinical Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital Wound Care Center, New York, New York.

Susan J. Wren, RN, BSN, CWCN, COCN, is Clinical Manager, Mount Sinai Hospital Home Health Agency, New York, New York.

Jean Pieri Flynn, RN, EdD, is Director, Home Care Organizational Development, Mount Sinai Hospital Home Health Agency, New York, New York.

Harold Brem, MD, is Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Morris D. Kerstein, MD, is Professor and Vice-Chairman, Department of Surgery, The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, RN, PhD, MBA, FAAN, is Professor of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and Visiting Scholar, The Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York.

Reprint requests: Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, RN, FAAN, 10900 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44122.

Copyright © 2001 by the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society