TELE-ICU AND CARDIAC EMERGENCIES
The use of modern telecommunication technology for diagnostic, monitoring, and therapeutic reasons is known as TELEICU. It allows information to be sent from a patient’s location or primary care physician to a specialized medical call center. Acute coronary syndromes, arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, sudden cardiac arrest, and other conditions are all treated via TELEICU. Which has resulted in increased survival, improved patient quality of life, and significant cost savings.
TELEICU professionals can diagnose, treat, and manage some of the most complicated illnesses in hospitalized patients – all from a distance. Tele critical care professionals can oversee intensive care unit (ICU) treatment for patients with severe COVID-19. Even cardiac arrests can be managed by TELEICU clinicians.
This isn’t science fiction. This is not the future. It’s already happening in hospitals around the country. It’s also saving lives.
The keys to this degree of innovation are collaborative cooperation with on-site nurses, respiratory therapists, and other healthcare workers. Second, physicians have been particularly educated in providing treatment via telemedicine.
Access Physicians initiated the invention and usage of “Code Blue” telemedicine programs for patients facing cardiac arrest using these keys.
The physician responsible for the code blue is completely remote in our TELEICU concept. The nurses’ and respiratory therapists’ hands are the only ones that come into contact with the patient. The respiratory therapist is in charge of placing airway devices. Any intravenous lines required for fluids and emergency drugs are inserted by the nurses.
This configuration, however, does not imply that the physician is not present. From a huge, high-definition screen, the physician has a birds-eye perspective of the incident and directs and oversees many responsive activities simultaneously. The nurses perform as the respiratory therapist performs. Instead of a single individual delivering each operation in a sequence one at a time, the entire event is controlled simultaneously, with each team member owning their job and preparing to the best of their ability. The time to successful treatment is reduced from minutes to seconds as a result.
It takes time to develop an effective TELEICU cardiac arrest management solution. It takes time to break free from old habits, routines, and beliefs about how things should be done. To begin, hospital teams must rethink what is feasible and then create the conditions that will allow the simply feasible to become the real and reality.
First of all and initially, nurses, respiratory therapists, and other health care providers must exhibit advanced skills in performing the necessary stabilization treatments. Nurses and respiratory therapists study the basics of cardiac arrest care in the hospitals with which Access Physicians works before perfecting the methods on actual patients, all under the direct and close observation of an in-person instructor. If and when adequate skill is developed, hospital and physician leadership decide whether or not to proceed with TELEICU cardiac arrest care.