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?
TeleICU is making use of technology to exchange information related to health from one critical care unit of one hospital to another remotely located site through electronic communications. Real time services are offered at the same time to numerous care centers who are in need of the services. The services are offered regardless of the locations of the care centers.
The critical care team is connected in an uninterrupted manner with patients who are located in intensive care units that are distantly located by means of the visual, electronic as well as audio devices. Just as the intensive care unit team has complete access to all the data that is related to the patient, the offsite critical care team too has complete access to the data of the patient.
Any abnormalities in the results that the labs have conducted, or any kind of instability that the patient shows is tackled with great ease, thanks to this perfect blend of technology with health care. This amalgamation is indeed a boon for all those people who are stuck in remote areas and cannot get the advanced treatment.
This kind of remote critical care is working towards the betterment of the quality of treatment for patients suffering from critical health issues and also works towards ameliorate the working conditions of the intensive care unit specialists. This facility is definitely here to stay for a long time.