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Keywords

COVID-19, pandemic, remote patient monitoring, telehealth, telemedicine

 

Authors

  1. Fant, Catherine PhD, RN-BC
  2. Adelman, Deborah S. PhD, RN, NE-BC
  3. Summer, Georgianne A. DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Abstract

Abstract: Providing safe nonemergent care during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been challenging for NPs. This article, the first of a three-part series, will overview telehealth and telemedicine and provide a brief history of the two. The benefits, challenges, and temporary changes due to COVID-19 will also be addressed.