ACELTYNO-TRESEMVEPARKINWesley Village LaunchesTelemedicine on CampusThe United Methodist Homes Foundation provided funding for a partnership between Curavi Healthand our Wesley Village campus to provide telemedicine services. Telemedicine is defined as "remotediagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology". Telemedicine is usedduring the hours when a traditional physician's office is closed. At our Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility,the nursing staff now have access to telemedicine services Monday through Thursday from 6pm 6am,and Friday at 6pm through Monday at 6am, including holidays.If our nursing staff should determine that a physician needs to assess a resident, the CuraviCart is taken to the resident's roomwhereby they are remotely connected to a Board Certified Geriatrician. Through use of a camera and microphone, the nurse,the patient, and the physician can discuss symptoms and determine a course of treatmentThe CuraviCart has a variety of features, including a wound camera and an otoscope to assist the physician in diagnosing thepatient. The CuraviCart also has a bluetooth stethoscope which allows the physician to hear lung, heart and abdominal sounds.Additionally, the cart can even take an EKG with a one hour read time. Telemedicine reducesthe need for residents to be transported to other health care facilities, and it gives them comfortin having a consultation done right in their room.According to Kylah Heenan, Registered Nurse, BSN and Staff Development Coordinator atWesley Village, since its launch on June 26th, the telemedicine program was utilized to makewell over 250 calls to the physician. When deemed necessary by the physician, the calls areescalated to a video consult. Overall, the program has proven to be successful in preventingunnecessary hospitalizations with less disruption to the resident. Kylah stated, "Telemedicineis the way of the future in health care, and it gives peace of mind to the families knowing thatWESLEY VILLAGERehabilitationPidge TippeNuning factytheir loved one can stay in place and receive carefrom a Board Certified Geriatrician from the Universityof Pittsburgh right here at Partridge-Tippett NursingFacility. Additionally, residents throughout all our levelsof care find comfort in knowing that when they needquality care, it's accessible right here on campus.We continually seek opportunities to enhance andimprove our services. Telemedicine expedites andincreases overall quality of care and we are pleasedto have this technology and service at our fingertips."states Martha Wright, Vice President of Clinical Services.UnitedMethodistHomes.org ACELTY NO-T RESEMVE PARKIN Wesley Village Launches Telemedicine on Campus The United Methodist Homes Foundation provided funding for a partnership between Curavi Health and our Wesley Village campus to provide telemedicine services. Telemedicine is defined as "remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology". Telemedicine is used during the hours when a traditional physician's office is closed. At our Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility, the nursing staff now have access to telemedicine services Monday through Thursday from 6pm 6am, and Friday at 6pm through Monday at 6am, including holidays. If our nursing staff should determine that a physician needs to assess a resident, the CuraviCart is taken to the resident's room whereby they are remotely connected to a Board Certified Geriatrician. Through use of a camera and microphone, the nurse, the patient, and the physician can discuss symptoms and determine a course of treatment The CuraviCart has a variety of features, including a wound camera and an otoscope to assist the physician in diagnosing the patient. The CuraviCart also has a bluetooth stethoscope which allows the physician to hear lung, heart and abdominal sounds. Additionally, the cart can even take an EKG with a one hour read time. Telemedicine reduces the need for residents to be transported to other health care facilities, and it gives them comfort in having a consultation done right in their room. According to Kylah Heenan, Registered Nurse, BSN and Staff Development Coordinator at Wesley Village, since its launch on June 26th, the telemedicine program was utilized to make well over 250 calls to the physician. When deemed necessary by the physician, the calls are escalated to a video consult. Overall, the program has proven to be successful in preventing unnecessary hospitalizations with less disruption to the resident. Kylah stated, "Telemedicine is the way of the future in health care, and it gives peace of mind to the families knowing that WESLEY VILLAGE Rehabilitation Pidge Tippe Nuning facty their loved one can stay in place and receive care from a Board Certified Geriatrician from the University of Pittsburgh right here at Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility. Additionally, residents throughout all our levels of care find comfort in knowing that when they need quality care, it's accessible right here on campus. We continually seek opportunities to enhance and improve our services. Telemedicine expedites and increases overall quality of care and we are pleased to have this technology and service at our fingertips." states Martha Wright, Vice President of Clinical Services. UnitedMethodistHomes.org

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ACELTY NO-T RESEMVE PARKIN Wesley Village Launches Telemedicine on Campus The United Methodist Homes Foundation provided funding for a partnership between Curavi Health and our Wesley Village campus to provide telemedicine services. Telemedicine is defined as "remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology". Telemedicine is used during the hours when a traditional physician's office is closed. At our Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility, the nursing staff now have access to telemedicine services Monday through Thursday from 6pm 6am, and Friday at 6pm through Monday at 6am, including holidays. If our nursing staff should determine that a physician needs to assess a resident, the CuraviCart is taken to the resident's room whereby they are remotely connected to a Board Certified Geriatrician. Through use of a camera and microphone, the nurse, the patient, and the physician can discuss symptoms and determine a course of treatment The CuraviCart has a variety of features, including a wound camera and an otoscope to assist the physician in diagnosing the patient. The CuraviCart also has a bluetooth stethoscope which allows the physician to hear lung, heart and abdominal sounds. Additionally, the cart can even take an EKG with a one hour read time. Telemedicine reduces the need for residents to be transported to other health care facilities, and it gives them comfort in having a consultation done right in their room. According to Kylah Heenan, Registered Nurse, BSN and Staff Development Coordinator at Wesley Village, since its launch on June 26th, the telemedicine program was utilized to make well over 250 calls to the physician. When deemed necessary by the physician, the calls are escalated to a video consult. Overall, the program has proven to be successful in preventing unnecessary hospitalizations with less disruption to the resident. Kylah stated, "Telemedicine is the way of the future in health care, and it gives peace of mind to the families knowing that WESLEY VILLAGE Rehabilitation Pidge Tippe Nuning facty their loved one can stay in place and receive care from a Board Certified Geriatrician from the University of Pittsburgh right here at Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility. Additionally, residents throughout all our levels of care find comfort in knowing that when they need quality care, it's accessible right here on campus. We continually seek opportunities to enhance and improve our services. Telemedicine expedites and increases overall quality of care and we are pleased to have this technology and service at our fingertips." states Martha Wright, Vice President of Clinical Services. UnitedMethodistHomes.org ACELTY NO-T RESEMVE PARKIN Wesley Village Launches Telemedicine on Campus The United Methodist Homes Foundation provided funding for a partnership between Curavi Health and our Wesley Village campus to provide telemedicine services. Telemedicine is defined as "remote diagnosis and treatment of patients by means of telecommunications technology". Telemedicine is used during the hours when a traditional physician's office is closed. At our Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility, the nursing staff now have access to telemedicine services Monday through Thursday from 6pm 6am, and Friday at 6pm through Monday at 6am, including holidays. If our nursing staff should determine that a physician needs to assess a resident, the CuraviCart is taken to the resident's room whereby they are remotely connected to a Board Certified Geriatrician. Through use of a camera and microphone, the nurse, the patient, and the physician can discuss symptoms and determine a course of treatment The CuraviCart has a variety of features, including a wound camera and an otoscope to assist the physician in diagnosing the patient. The CuraviCart also has a bluetooth stethoscope which allows the physician to hear lung, heart and abdominal sounds. Additionally, the cart can even take an EKG with a one hour read time. Telemedicine reduces the need for residents to be transported to other health care facilities, and it gives them comfort in having a consultation done right in their room. According to Kylah Heenan, Registered Nurse, BSN and Staff Development Coordinator at Wesley Village, since its launch on June 26th, the telemedicine program was utilized to make well over 250 calls to the physician. When deemed necessary by the physician, the calls are escalated to a video consult. Overall, the program has proven to be successful in preventing unnecessary hospitalizations with less disruption to the resident. Kylah stated, "Telemedicine is the way of the future in health care, and it gives peace of mind to the families knowing that WESLEY VILLAGE Rehabilitation Pidge Tippe Nuning facty their loved one can stay in place and receive care from a Board Certified Geriatrician from the University of Pittsburgh right here at Partridge-Tippett Nursing Facility. Additionally, residents throughout all our levels of care find comfort in knowing that when they need quality care, it's accessible right here on campus. We continually seek opportunities to enhance and improve our services. Telemedicine expedites and increases overall quality of care and we are pleased to have this technology and service at our fingertips." states Martha Wright, Vice President of Clinical Services. UnitedMethodistHomes.org

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