TORONTO, May 8, 2013 /CNW/ - OTN Telehomecare marks National Nursing Week and celebrates its role as a nursing best practices leader on May 9 at 9:30 a.m. The event will include
- Telehomecare patient Ian, via video
- Catherine Brown, Assistant Deputy Minister, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
- Irmajean Bajnok, Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)
- Dr. Ed Brown, CEO, Ontario Telemedicine Network (OTN)
- Telehomecare nurse Nicole Jansen, Sudbury
OTN Telehomecare is a new program for people with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease or Heart Failure delivering technology-based healthcare in their own homes. Patients measure their vital signs with simple-to-use devices. A registered nurse remotely monitors their health and provides health coaching. COPD and Heart Failure patients learn to manage their own health at home, reducing hospital stays and visits to the ER.
Telehomecare has been designated a Best Practices Spotlight Organization (BPSO) candidate by the RNAO. BPSOs implement and evaluate nursing best practices.
EVENT: May 9, 2013, 9:30 - 11 a.m., Ontario Telemedicine Network, 10th Floor, 105 Moatfield Drive, Toronto.
SOURCE: Ontario Telemedicine Network
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