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.
- 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 TrainingAll 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.
- 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.