Telemedicine in the pediatric intensive care unit

James P Marcin, Madan Dharmar, Candace Sadorra

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Abstract

Telemedicine technologies involve real-time, live interactive high-definition video and audio communication that allow pediatric critical care physicians to have a virtual presence at the bedside of any critically ill child. Telemedicine use has been increasing and is expected to become a common tool in remote emergency departments, inpatient wards, and Intensive Care Units for pediatric care. There is increasing data to support new care models that incorporate telemedicine technologies result in higher care quality, more efficient resource use with improved cost-effectiveness, and higher patient, parent and remote provider satisfaction. As more research is conducted, the best use of these technologies will be better defined, and result in increased access to pediatric critical care expertise to a larger population of children in need of Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) services.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPediatric Critical Care Medicine
PublisherSpringer-Verlag London Ltd
Pages75-82
Number of pages8
Volume1
ISBN (Print)9781447163626, 1447163613, 9781447163619
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2014

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Keywords

  • EICU
  • Healthcare disparities
  • Pediatric critical care
  • Quality of care
  • Tele-ICU
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Marcin, J. P., Dharmar, M., & Sadorra, C. (2014). Telemedicine in the pediatric intensive care unit. In Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (Vol. 1, pp. 75-82). Springer-Verlag London Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-6362-6_8