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Keywords

coronavirus, COVID-19, telehealth, telemedicine, wound care

 

Authors

  1. Mills, Emily C. BA
  2. Savage, Elizabeth MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU
  3. Lieder, Jessica MSN, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CWON, IIWCC-NYU
  4. Chiu, Ernest S. MD, FACS

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Telemedicine use in the field of wound care had been increasing in popularity when the novel coronavirus 2019 paralyzed the globe in early 2020. To combat the constraints of healthcare delivery during this time, the use of telemedicine has been further expanded. Although many limitations of telemedicine are still being untangled, the benefits of virtual care are being realized in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In this article, the advantages and disadvantages of telemedicine are discussed through two case examples that highlight the promise of implementation during and beyond the pandemic.