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Prof. Sajeesh Kumar, University of Pittsburgh has extensive telemedicine research experience in several countries. His multi-disciplinary expertise extends from medicine, e-medicine, electronic engineering, and biomedical engineering to computer science. Dr. Sajeesh has won several research awards, published scientific papers in acclaimed journals including Nature and Lancet. Some of these technologies have rolled out to clinicians. He is a member of the American Telemedicine Association, IEEE Computer Society and the International Society for Telemedicine and e-Health. Recently, he was conferred with the prestigious Premier’s Australia Day Award. Prof. Helen Snooks, Swansea University has research interests and expertise in the fields of Emergency Pre-hospital and Unscheduled Care, Clinical Audit and Effectiveness, and research support. The focus of her work is to plan, design and carry out evaluations of new models of service delivery which often involves changing roles and working across boundaries between service providers. In recent years, Prof Snooks has been involved in diverse studies concerning retention of nurses in the NHS, the organisation of primary care nursing, gastrointestinal services and health-related community development.
Written by experts from around the globe (USA, Europe, Australia and Asia) this book explains technical issues, digital information processing and collective experiences from practitioners in different parts of the world practicing a wide range of telenursing applications including telenursing research by professionals in the field. This book lays the foundations for the globalisation of telenursing procedures, making it possible to know that a nursing service could perform on a patient anywhere in the world.
; July 2011
206 pages; ISBN 9780857295293Read online
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Author: Sajeesh Kumar; Helen Snooks
Introduction to telenursing.- Telenursing: past and on-going technical and clinical work.- Affordable telenursing systems.- Information supporting systems in telenursing.- Telementoring in telenursing.- Universal telenursing triage.- Ethical dilemmas in telephone nursing.- Development of a telenursing system for patients with chronic conditions.- Nursing sans frontières: a three year case study.- Mobile Phone Diabetic's Logbook.- An Ambitious Telenursing Program to Open up Isolated Locations.- The Major Challenge for the 21st Century telenursing.- Pioneering Telenursing Project in the Philippines.- Factors affecting the implementation of telenursing.- Expectations and the Shaping of Telenursing in Africa.- Integration of the Living Lab Approach in Telenursing.- Telenursing and patients' recovery from bypass surgery.
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“In an era of increasingly restrictive health care reimbursement patterns coupled with rapidly changing patient demographics, Telenursing is an important text for readers considering taking part in the development and expansion of this evolving, technology-based model of care delivery. … The strength of this book is the clarity provided by the concise systematic structure the editors have established for the contributors’ chapter submissions. … Clinicians from all disciplines are well advised to understand and participate in the development of both telenursing and telehealth.” (Lisa Wentworth Smith, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 307 (1), January, 2012)