Revolutionizing Patient Care with Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing Services

May 3, 2023
Article written by Equum Medical

revolutionizing patient care with equum medicals virtual nursing services

The healthcare landscape is continually evolving, with advancements in technology playing a pivotal role in the transformation of patient care. One such innovation that's gaining traction is Virtual Nursing, a service offered by Equum Medical. This cutting-edge solution enhances the quality of care, addresses staffing challenges, and optimizes the healthcare experience for both patients and providers. In this blog post, we'll delve into the world of Virtual Nursing, explore its benefits, and discuss how Equum Medical is revolutionizing patient care through its service lines.

What is Virtual Nursing?

The Concept

Virtual Nursing refers to the use of telehealth technologies to remotely provide nursing care and support to patients in various healthcare settings. It allows nurses to monitor patients, provide education, and collaborate with other healthcare professionals from a distance, leveraging the power of modern communication tools and digital platforms.

Equum Medical's Approach

Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services combine advanced telehealth technologies with a team of highly skilled, experienced nurses. This innovative approach enables healthcare providers to extend their reach, improve patient outcomes, and optimize resource utilization, all while maintaining a strong focus on patient-centered care.

Benefits of Virtual Nursing

Enhanced Patient Care

Virtual Nursing offers numerous advantages to patients, including:

  • Access to specialized nursing care and support, even in remote or underserved areas
  • Timely intervention and monitoring, leading to better health outcomes through optimized admissions and discharges
  • Improved patient education and self-management, promoting a proactive approach to healthcare
  • Greater continuity of care, fostering stronger relationships between patients and providers

Addressing Staffing Challenges

Healthcare providers often face staffing shortages, which can impact the quality and timeliness of patient care. Virtual Nursing addresses these challenges by:

  • Extending the reach of nursing staff, allowing them to care for more patients without compromising quality
  • Providing backup support during periods of high demand, alleviating the pressure on in-person staff
  • Offering a flexible workforce solution, enabling healthcare providers to scale up or down as needed

Cost and Resource Optimization

Virtual Nursing can help healthcare providers optimize their resources and reduce costs by:

  • Reducing the need for patient transfers to specialized facilities, saving time and money
  • Streamlining workflows and increasing efficiency, leading to better resource utilization
  • Minimizing the risk of hospital readmissions and associated costs through proactive monitoring and intervention
  • Address transitions in care and patient flow bottlenecks

Role of Virtual Nursing in Addressing Healthcare Disparities

Bridging the Gap

Healthcare disparities are a persistent issue affecting many communities, particularly those in rural or underserved areas. Virtual Nursing has the potential to bridge the gap, ensuring that all patients have access to quality care, regardless of their location. By providing remote nursing support, Equum Medical helps to:

  • Expand access to specialized nursing care in areas with limited resources
  • Reduce barriers to care, such as distance and transportation challenges
  • Promote health equity by offering consistent, high-quality care to all patients

Collaborative Care for Underserved Populations

Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services enable healthcare providers to work collaboratively with other professionals, facilitating access to the right care at the right time. This team-based approach is particularly beneficial for underserved populations, as it:

  • Fosters a seamless care experience, ensuring that patients receive timely support and intervention
  • Enables healthcare providers to share knowledge, expertise, and resources, improving the overall quality of care
  • Empowers patients to take an active role in their healthcare journey, fostering a sense of ownership and engagement

Virtual Nursing: A Sustainable Solution for the Healthcare Industry

Scalability and Flexibility

As the demand for healthcare services continues to grow, Virtual Nursing offers a scalable and flexible solution that can adapt to changing needs. Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services provide healthcare providers with the tools and resources they need to:

  • Expand their capacity to care for more patients without compromising quality
  • Respond to fluctuations in demand, ensuring that they have the right resources in place at the right time
  • Adapt to evolving healthcare trends and challenges, staying ahead of the curve in an ever-changing industry

Environmental Sustainability

Virtual Nursing also contributes to environmental sustainability by reducing the need for transportation and the associated carbon emissions. By enabling remote care, Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services help to:

  • Minimize the environmental impact of patient transfers and consultations
  • Promote a greener, more sustainable healthcare model
  • Support healthcare providers in their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint and embrace sustainable practices

Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services are transforming the healthcare landscape, offering a forward-thinking solution that addresses the challenges of today and tomorrow. By leveraging cutting-edge telehealth technologies and a team of skilled nurses, we're breaking down barriers to care, promoting health equity, and fostering a more sustainable, patient-centered healthcare experience. Join us in embracing the future of healthcare and discover the difference that Virtual Nursing can make in your organization.

Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing Service Lines

Equum Medical offers a range of Virtual Nursing services designed to meet the diverse needs of healthcare providers and patients. Equum provides hospitals with highly experienced nurses who understand telehealth, emergent care, admissions and discharge protocols. Equum's RN's serve as a value added resource, helping the bedside team with tailored tasks to help facilitate improved admission and discharge processes as well as providing mentorship when needed. The flexible Virtual Nurse Program from Equum supports three critical areas:

  1. Admissions

    1. Collaborate with transfer center to move patients from outside hospitals to the floor/ICU i.e.., follow up on room readiness
    2. Work with the ER to reduce wait times for admissions and help drive down left without being seen (LWBS) rates
    3. Review orders and make necessary phone calls to facilitate care, i.e., radiology, pharmacy, or blood bank
    4. Act as double-check for admission checklist especially during periods of high census or overload
  2. Hospital Stay

    1. Act as second signature for medications and blood administration
    2. Facilitate phone calls on behalf of the managing nurse to family, providers, or ancillary departments
    3. Guide new nursing staff just completing orientation
    4. Support per diem and travel nursing staff regarding health system standards, policy, and procedure
    5. Identify and communicate potential discharge patients based on unit / health system standards
    6. Perform 24-hour nursing chart checks – all orders completed / addressed
  3. Discharge

    1. Ensure readiness of patients identified for discharge per health system standards
    2. Obtain and/or review discharge orders
    3. Perform discharge teaching – medications, signs/symptoms of when to call the physician, wound care
    4. Observe teach-back of discharge instructions
    5. Follow up on pharmacy fill of discharge medications
    6. Perform medication reconciliation
    7. Make the appropriate discharge appointments e.g.: primary care provider, PT/OT, etc.
    8. Provide the nursing report to long-term care or rehabilitation center

Embracing the Future of Healthcare with Equum Medical

Equum Medical's Virtual Nursing services represent the future of healthcare, offering an innovative solution to the challenges faced by healthcare providers and patients alike. By embracing this cutting-edge approach, we can enhance the quality of care, optimize resources, and create a more efficient, patient-centered healthcare experience.

From Bedside to Webside, Connected Nursing

Virtual Nursing is transforming the way we deliver patient care, and Equum Medical is at the forefront of this revolution. By leveraging advanced telehealth technologies and a team of skilled nurses, we're helping healthcare providers overcome challenges, improve patient outcomes, and create a better healthcare experience for all. Embrace the power of Virtual Nursing with Equum Medical and be a part of the change that's shaping the future of healthcare.

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