Tele-Monitor (Sitter)

Tele-monitoring has become an option for monitoring "pre-qualified" patients who are at risk for falls or other behaviors. The advantage to Tele-monitoring is the ability to safely observe multiple patients at one time, while maintaining a safe and therapeutic environment for the patients at a reduced cost to the healthcare facility.


Essential Functions

  • Provides continuous observation and surveillance of assigned patients.
  • Documents patient activities every 30 minutes and provides a report to the nurse in charge at the end of each shift.
  • Performs as the first line of action with verbally redirecting patients from engaging in a risk behavior.
  • Understands and proficiently operates the use of the tele-monitor audiovisual equipment.
  • Complies with all hospital rules, regulations, and standards.


Tele-Monitor Training

All MHS Tele-monitors complete a minimum of 40 hours of training to include:
  • Tele-monitor equipment proficiency.
  • Observation (1 :1, 2:1 cohorting, tele-monitoring, distance safety, and purposeful rounding).
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  • Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI) certification.
  • Universal precautions (isolation, hand hygiene, and personal protective equipment).
  • Customer service.
  • HIPAA.
  • Bloodborne pathogens.
  • Foley catheter care, perinea! care, and 1/0 measurements.
  • Basic medical terminology.
  • Annual competency assessment/review program.
  • Can be cross-trained as Patient Transporter or Ambassador.

 

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