Assessing the Impact of Telemedicine on Nursing Care in Intensive Care Units

Ruth Kleinpell, RN, PhD, APRN-BC, CCRN; Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCRN-E, CCNS; Teresa Rincon, RN, BSN, CCRN-E; Mary McCarthy, RN, BSN; Rebecca J. Zapatochny Rufo, RN, DNSc, CCRN


Am J Crit Care. 2016;25(1):E14-E20. 

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Specific Aims

The purpose of this study was to assess nurses' perceptions of the benefits of and barriers to implementing telemedicine. The specific study aims were to conduct a national benchmarking survey of nurses working in telemedicine facilities in the United States to identify barriers to and benefits of telemedicine with respect to nursing care, and to determine priority areas of care for nurses working in ICU telemedicine facilities. The results of the study form a foundation for developing competencies for tele-ICU nursing.