The feasibility of nurse practitioner-performed, telementored lung telesonography with remote physician guidance - ‘a remote virtual mentor’

@inproceedings{Biegler2013TheFO,
  title={The feasibility of nurse practitioner-performed, telementored lung telesonography with remote physician guidance - ‘a remote virtual mentor’},
  author={Nancy Biegler and Paul B. McBeth and Corina Tiruta and Douglas R. Hamilton and Zhengwen Xiao and Innes Crawford and Martha C Tevez-Molina and Nat Miletic and Chad Geoffrey Ball and Linping Pian and Andrew W Kirkpatrick},
  booktitle={Critical ultrasound journal},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Point-of-care ultrasound (POC-US) use is increasingly common as equipment costs decrease and availability increases. Despite the utility of POC-US in trained hands, there are many situations wherein patients could benefit from the added safety of POC-US guidance, yet trained users are unavailable. We therefore hypothesized that currently available and economic 'off-the-shelf' technologies could facilitate remote mentoring of a nurse practitioner (NP) to assess for recurrent… CONTINUE READING