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dc.contributor.advisorTracy, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorRedmond, Jennifer Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorTracy, Maryen_US
dc.contributor.authorWichman, Chrisen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-30T21:07:09Z
dc.date.available2015-05-17T08:40:19Z
dc.date.issued2014-07-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/62592
dc.description.abstractThe impact of the type of care on outcomes was reviewed for patients seen in rural, critical access hospitals. The purpose of this study was to compare telemedicine with traditional emergency medical care delivery. A randomized retrospective chart review was conducted to identify if patient outcomes improve with use of telemedicine in the emergency department. Four-hundred charts for admission diagnoses of pneumonia, sepsis, myocardial infarction, and stroke were reviewed. Outcomes compared were: time until provider interaction with patient, time until diagnostic implementation, time until treatment, time until transfer, length of hospitalization, and incidence of mortality. The central finding concluded that telemedicine, used in critical access emergency departments, demonstrated a statistically significant difference when compared to traditional emergency medical care delivery for decreasing care times, length of hospitalization, and mortality for all diagnoses. In contrast however, for the diagnosis of pneumonia the results show time until transport was shorter with traditional emergency medical care delivery. The main benefits of this study were that telemedicine, when utilized in critical access emergency departments, can improve patient's time until care implementation and decrease their risk of mortality with the diagnoses of pneumonia, sepsis, myocardial infarction, and stroke.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshTelemedicineen_US
dc.titleTelemedicine’s Use in the Emergency Department: Does Telemedicine Improve Patient’s Outcomesen_US
dc.title.alternativeTelemedicineen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderJennifer A. Redmond RN, BSNen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.embargo.terms2015-05-17
dc.degree.levelDNPen_US
dc.degree.disciplineDoctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Programen_US
dc.degree.nameDoctor of Nursing Practiceen_US
dc.degree.committeeBredenkamp, Nancyen_US
dc.degree.committeeCarrico, Cathyen_US
dc.degree.committeeTosone, Nancyen_US


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