Challenges to Run Tele-ICU Successfully

Running a tele-ICU is definitely a challenging task. Managing an important aspect as the intensive care unit from far off can have its own share of difficulties. Technology in the first place may pose to be a frustrating problem as the people concerned may not be able to cope up with these advancements and take a little too long to adapt to this kind of a revolution.

TeleICU – Amalgamation of Health Care and Technology

Not everybody is well equipped to handle the stress and nature of work that is so common in the ICU.  And there is also a shortage of such experts and hence the increasing demand too for intensivists.  But, with the advent of more technological advancements, we have the TeleICU at hand which is in short a perfect blend of the technology in the health care industry.  What exactly is this and how has it been helping the health care sector?

24×7 Active Monitoring for Best Results

There may be health cases that are complicated and would call for specialized expertise. Tele ICU facilitates extending such active monitoring services to the patients in order to get better results. There are quite a number of advantages of having tele medicine which is done with the help of monitoring devices wherein one can receive vital signs and physiological status of a patient. There is secure data transfer where there is a monitoring center, data assessment and triage.

How Can Tele-ICU Be Beneficial To Hospitals?

Digital technological advancements have spared no arenas.  The ones that will benefit the most from this kind of progress are definitely going to be the people and the health sector.  Whatever has been impossible so far has become doable now.  People belonging to small towns, big towns, tier II and tier III cities can now have access to advanced medical solutions and treatment delivered by a critical care unit that is located remotely and is closely monitoring the conditions of the patients through multi-modal data.  There are in fact a slew of benefits that tele-ICU can bring along.

How small town patients can survive with the help of Tele-ICU?

Medical facilities do not reach the small town dwellers in full capacity.  There is a shortfall in services as well as availability of medicines if it is a remote place.  But, with the advent of telemedicine and tele-ICU, there is a bright future for tackling complicated and complex diseases even in the smaller towns.

In some cases even the most experienced of intensivists cannot tackle a few conditions.  Sometimes the hospitals too lack the financial resources or the volume of patients to have adequate intensivists hired in the hospital.  There is also a dearth of these trained intensivists.  At such junctures tele-ICU comes of great help. There are critical care doctors and nurses located far away who are engrossed in monitoring the health of the patient with the help of live streaming information along with the bedside team of medical professionals.  The information may comprise of details related to medications, vital signs, X-rays, and test results.  This entire tele-ICU coverage compensates totally for the dearth of expertise in terms of intensivists.

Introduction to Tele-ICU: What is it and how it works?

We have heard about ICU (Intensive Care Unit) and CCU (Critical Care Unit).  But what is this Tele-ICU?  This blog is an effort to delve deep into what Tele ICU is all about and how it works.

A critical care team that is remotely based will work simultaneously with an ICU team that is working on a patient on a major complication or a critical condition.  The communication between both the teams is through state-of-the-art visual and audio communication aids and computer systems.  This is the world of tele ICU…the latest technique that is making giant leaps in the intensive and critical care arenas, helping solve complex cases with alacrity.