Tele-ICU Healthcare Services
Tele ICU term emerges because of the scarceness of Critical Healthcare Capacity.
In India, there are only 2.3 critical care beds per 100000 population and only 86.32 doctors per 100,000 persons. Hence, we can estimate that the Demand for critical care is high whereas the availability of experienced critical care specialists and trained ICU staff is very low.
How does Tele ICU system works?
In the Tele-ICU system, a two-way audio-visual camera system is installed in remote Intensive care units, through which experienced intensivists and highly trained ICU nurses can monitor critically ill patients 24*7*365 and provide them with support, emergency medical advice, and the first line of treatment.
With the help of Tele-ICU Services provided by eNext ICU, patients at high risk can be monitored remotely and are taken care of by experienced intensivists and highly trained nurses by means of a Two-way Audio-Visual camera, in real-time, just by sitting in the command center miles away.
Actions taken in the first few seconds can be the deciding factors for life and death.
Why Tele ICUs?
The demand for critical care is high whereas the availability of experienced intensivists and trained ICU staff is very low. In most of the areas, ICU services are still not available. Access to experienced critical care specialists is not possible in many outreach areas.
It is practically feasible and proven that a Tele intensivist can remotely manage 60-75 Critically ill patients.
Through Tele ICUs, continuous remote monitoring of critically ill patients are now possible which acts as an extra layer of coverage. It is a viable option to manage Critical Care Units.
– Simranjeet Kaur (Author)