Mainers and Healthcare: Are Telehealth Options for you?
MIDCOAST SENIOR COLLEGE - ON-LINE COURSE - 6 FRIDAYS 9:30-11:00 am - STARTS SEPTEMBER 16
Mainers delight in the rural environment of our beautiful state but few understand the detrimental impact on our health including higher mortality rates, lower life expectancy, and less resiliency and recovery in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Telehealth/telemedicine is today’s solution to eliminating the time/distance barrier between medical resources and the person in need. This course will explore the pros and cons of this change in the healthcare delivery system which puts a physician in your home and further empowers the patient to take control of their own health. Will it work for you?
Susan Goran practiced as a critical care nurse in a variety of roles for 45 years before retiring from acute care in 2017. Her practice included 8 years as the Director of a teleICU which provided remote care to 102 ICU patients in 9 Maine hospitals in 13 disparate ICUs. She has written a number of peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter on the Role of the Nurse in Telemedicine. Currently Susan is an Adjunct Faculty member for the UNE School of Nursing and Population Health. Currently, her 2022 e-textbook, Telemedicine: Care Beyond Touch is being used to integrate telemedicine into the nursing curriculum.