|By PR Newswire||
|March 8, 2013 12:58 PM EST||
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) issues the first authoritative document to define practice guidelines specifically for the emerging subspecialty of tele-ICU nursing practice.
"AACN Tele-ICU Nursing Practice Guidelines" will bring consistency across new and existing tele-ICUs, serving as a benchmark for the growing number of registered nurses who practice within the tele-ICU model of care, also known as remote or virtual intensive care units. These nurses monitor acutely and critically ill patients from a remote location using audiovisual technology and computer software to identify trends in patient data and instability, and communicate with patients and bedside nurses. Tele-ICU nurses are a welcome addition to the team of healthcare professionals as they monitor and interact with patients and families, consult with bedside clinicians and help implement evidence-based practices.
"The care of patients who are acutely or critically ill has expanded beyond the traditional boundaries of the ICU," said AACN past president Connie Barden, RN, MSN, CCRN-E, CCNS, director of telehealth initiatives at Miami's Baptist Health South Florida, and co-chair of AACN's Tele-ICU Task Force. "Having standardized definitions and practice guidelines benefits nurses and other clinicians who practice from a remote location, the patients they care for and the organizations they work for."
The document defines tele-ICU nursing and identifies the guidelines and the essential elements of those guidelines that will assist tele-ICU nurses, managers and program directors to evaluate their individual or unit practice.
Tele-ICUs have increased in number across the United States, and currently more than 40 programs exist, reaching more than 250 hospitals and more than 10 percent of the ICU patients in the country.
Recognizing the impact of this subspecialty, AACN convened a Tele-ICU Task Force in 2010 composed of nurses in tele-ICU leadership positions from diverse organizational settings who have experience using a variety of technology vendors with varying practice models.
In addition to Barden, AACN Tele-ICU Task Force members are:
- Co-chair Theresa Davis, RN, MSN, NE-BC, Inova Health System, Falls Church, Va.
- Wendy Deibert, RN, BSN, Mercy Health System, St. Louis
- Phyllis Griffin, RN, MSN, Cone Health, Greensboro, N.C.
- Carrie Hawkins, RN, MS, CCRN, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care, Denver
- Pat Herr, RN, BSN, Avera eICU Care, Sioux Falls, S.D.
- Crystal Jenkins, RN, MHI, formerly of Banner Health System, Mesa, Ariz.
- Mary McCarthy, RN, BSN, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine
- Carol Olff, RN, MSN, CCRN-E, NEA-BC, John Muir Health, Walnut Creek, Calif.
- Board Liaison Maureen Seckel, RN, MSN, APN, CCRN, CCNS, ACNS-BC, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, Del.
- Staff Liaison Mary Pat Aust, RN, MS, AACN, Aliso Viejo, Calif.
About the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses: Founded in 1969 and based in Aliso Viejo, Calif., the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) is the largest specialty nursing organization in the world. AACN joins together the interests of more than 500,000 acute and critical care nurses and claims more than 235 chapters worldwide. The organization's vision is to create a healthcare system driven by the needs of patients and their families in which acute and critical care nurses make their optimal contribution.
SOURCE American Association of Critical-Care Nurses
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