Product Code: 128115
AACN Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice: An Expert Consensus Statement Supporting Acute, Progressive and Critical Care
“AACN Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice: An Expert Consensus Statement Supporting Acute, Progressive and Critical Care” provides hospitals, leaders, and nurses with recommendations, clinical vignettes, and a framework to implement, evaluate, and improve their evolving practice. In 2013, AACN was the first association to define authoritative guidelines for the emerging subspecialty of teleICU nursing practice. A subsequent update in 2018 expanded the understanding of this practice and updated the terminology to
tele-ICU. This new statement is an update to that work, exploring the many practice changes and keeping pace with expanding applications in this area of telemedicine, and supporting the terminology shift to tele-critical care. It identifies essential tele-critical care elements, reflects current evidence, and
delivers a fresh perspective to this fast-growing area of healthcare.
The 2021 Tele-critical care nursing expert consensus statement task force brought together tele-critical care nursing leaders from diverse backgrounds to share best practices, evidence, and lessons learned. The expertise and dynamic, front-line viewpoint of these experts has resulted in a comprehensive, patient-centric update. Their experience delivering both on-site direct care and remote care was instrumental in developing clinical vignettes and outlining key tele-critical care nursing interventions. The vignettes are real-world examples of how each key recommendation is implemented to provide continuity of care; demonstrate the value of tele- critical care nursing for a strong return on investment; identify high-risk patients; and decrease mortality rates by leveraging clinician expertise and technology, and partnering with on-site nurses to provide expert evidence- based care.
Table of Contents:
AACN Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice Model
AACN Tele-critical Care Nursing Practice Recommendations
Appendix 1 — Clinical Vignettes Demonstrating Each Key Recommendation
Appendix 2 — Examples of Common Tele-critical care Nursing Interventions
Appendix 3 – Example of Virtual Etiquette
ISBN #: 9780945812173
Editors: J. Miller, M. Stahl