Remote Monitoring of Patients with Cancer During COVID-19
Nancy Bowles, MHA, RN, OCN, CRNI, NEA-BC, CPC, CHONC, Vice President, Nursing
Laura Matthews, MBA, MPH, Vice President and Administrator
Inova Schar Cancer Institute
This cancer program piloted a remote monitoring program for clinically stable COVID-19 positive patients with cancer. Using equipment provided to them by the cancer program, patients reported vital measurements three times daily. Data was collected on a password-protected patient dashboard and monitored 12 hours a day, 7 days a week by advanced practice providers. APPs and physicians worked in tandem to make clinical determinations on appropriate next steps, documenting provider communications and clinical recommendations in the EHR.
- This session will award .50 continuing education credit(s) for physicians, nurses, and pharmacists.