Wound Care Telemedicine Basics
Among the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is the need for safe and successful wound care at a time when physical distancing is mandated or recommended to contain the spread of coronavirus. Telemedicine can be easily adapted to meet that need.
This step-by-step checklist is a guide to telemedicine for health care professionals providing wound care through a telehealth platform. The checklist includes platform selection, patient preparation for a telemedicine visit, virtual wound assessment, virtually guided dressing changes, and appointment scheduling. The checklist also contains a list of online resources for further information on aspects of telemedicine of interest to wound care providers.
Wound care professionals who are turning to telemedicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will find this infographic especially helpful in their quest to provide best practice wound care safely and effectively while adhering to the principles of physical distancing.
This checklist covers the following topics: