Chronically ill patients in southwestern CT have new option for in-home care

Chronically ill patients in southwestern Connecticut now have a new option for everyday care that they can keep in their own homes. Telemonitoring is a way for nurses to remotely track the vital signs

News 12 Staff

Aug 11, 2006, 9:48 PM

Updated 6,497 days ago

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Chronically ill patients in southwestern CT have new option for in-home care
Chronically ill patients in southwestern Connecticut now have a new option for everyday care that they can keep in their own homes. Telemonitoring is a way for nurses to remotely track the vital signs of cardiac and pulmonary patients on a daily basis. Visiting Nurse and Hospice Care of Southwestern Connecticut started using the system about six months ago. Nurses say the system helps them track trends and intervene before a problem gets serious. After reading vital signs, the monitor also asks a series of questions to check a patient?s health status. Once the patient completes the process, the medical data is transmitted to the telemonitoring coordinator.


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