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The role of telemedicine in gynecologic healthcare

A narrative review

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doi: 10.1097/01.NPR.0000751664.42690.0c
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INSTRUCTIONS The role of telemedicine in gynecologic healthcare: A narrative review

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  • Read the article. The test for this CE activity is to be taken online at www.nursingcenter.com/CE/NP. Tests can no longer be mailed or faxed.
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The role of telemedicine in gynecologic healthcare: A narrative review

Learning Outcomes: By completing this activity and taking the posttest, participants will achieve a minimum score of 70%. Learning Objectives: After reading the article and completing the posttest, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe reimbursement requirements for telemedicine and how these services have helped vulnerable populations with pandemic-related healthcare challenges. 2. Summarize research findings related to telehealth and telemedicine services utilized for gynecologic care. 3. Identify the usefulness of barriers to online vendors and gynecologic telemedicine visits.

  1. Reimbursement by CMS for a telemedicine visit requires, at a minimum, that
    1. patients and providers communicate by one-way time-lapsed interactions.
    2. the distance between practitioner and patient be within a 10-mile radius.
    3. both audio and video are components of communication between patient and practitioner.
  2. During the COVID-19 pandemic, providers have realized that
    1. there are too many limitations for telehealth to be valuable for gynecologic care.
    2. telehealth technology is not helpful for women who need gynecologic care in rural areas.
    3. telehealth can be helpful for vulnerable populations that have limited access to healthcare.
  3. Research has illustrated that the rates of contraceptive continuation
    1. increase by sending patients text reminders.
    2. decrease by asking patients to email a weekly log.
    3. are not impacted by any type of telehealth interventions.
  4. When counseling an adolescent who asks about online contraceptive vendors, the healthcare provider should
    1. explain that most only prescribe to women 18 years of age or older.
    2. warn about the lack of confidentiality.
    3. mention that they are usually cost prohibitive.
  5. Based on research, to increase the number of individuals coming in for HIV testing, you would
    1. use multiple short video visits.
    2. offer transportation to the clinic.
    3. send patients text message reminders.
  6. Video chat for gynecologic conditions can result in
    1. decreased patient satisfaction.
    2. lowered anxiety.
    3. worsened outcomes.
  7. A telehealth visit for symptoms of a urinary tract infection that did not include a urine culture would most likely result in
    1. an increased rate of antibiotic prescribing.
    2. the same follow-up as a face-to-face visit.
    3. increased treatment failure.
  8. Telehealth has not been found amenable to
    1. colposcopy.
    2. family planning.
    3. establishment of rapport.
  9. To increase human papillomavirus vaccination among high-school females, research showed a rise in the rate of vaccination with use of
    1. text messages.
    2. interactive telecommunications.
    3. eight 60-minute individual telemedicine visits.
  10. A study that interviewed women in rural South Carolina identified that the women found that telehealth would
    1. be an acceptable model for receiving healthcare.
    2. be inconvenient and an unacceptable model for healthcare.
    3. not increase knowledge of contraceptive options.
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