Remote Collaboration and Evidence-Based Care Presentation Script
Hello. My name is Riape Odette Njoya. In this video presentation, I will focus on applying technologies within the healthcare industry to support remote collaboration and Evidence-Based care. Caring for patients does not end after discharge. Healthcare providers have a duty to ensure that the patient has access to quality care and continuing professional observation during their recovery period and to ensure that the recovery from their disease is sustained. Providing remote care and continued patient observation has become one of the most important approaches in nursing care that enable health care professionals, especially nurses, to ensure that the best care is provided to patients as well as promote patient safety to achieve better patient and health outcomes. However, delivering nursing services is prone to various barriers from the patient’s side, including limited access to health care due to geographical differences between the patient and care providers, increased costs due to travel expenses, and risk of social exclusion (Nguyen et al., 2020). From the provider’s side, remote patient care faces various barriers related to collaboration between remote healthcare providers. I believe that the advancements made in communication technologies and their application in the provision of healthcare have the potential to enable healthcare professionals to collaborate remotely to provide care to remote patients as well as support the delivery of evidence-based care. In this video, I present the case of Caitlynn, a patient at the Valley City Hospital, and how using Skype, a telehealth technology, helped in remote collaboration.
Firstly, before I progress with the video, let me share some details on the patient and the case of Telehealth in supporting remote collaboration and evidence-based care. Caitlyn is a two-year-old patient who got admitted to Valley City, North Dakota, with pneumonia. It was her second admission in the last six months, in which she was observed to have a history of breathing problems. The admitting pediatric nurse noted that her weight was 20.7 pounds and that she had some decreased subcutaneous tissue observed in her extremities. It was also observed that Caitlyn had a meconium ileus at birth. After administering her with nebulized aerosol and chest physiotherapy, the respiratory therapist noted that the patient had thick secretions. The final diagnosis showed that Caitlyn had cystic fibrosis. The treatment of the patient requires collaboration between various healthcare professionals. However, it was established that collaboratively caring for Caitlyn would not be easy for various reasons. Caitlyn lived in a rural area away from the hospital. Her parents were separated and living in different towns. Additionally, the healthcare providers collaborating to provide care to Caitlyn were in different zip codes. There were various considerations to be made before she could be discharged from the hospital. It was suggested that a social worker’s services were needed to organize and support Caitlyn’s parents.
The use of Skype supports the remote collaboration between the parents and the various healthcare professionals involved in caring for Caitlyn. More information on the patient that could be collected before she could be released from the hospital in order to use Skype included the availability of technology to support the use of Skype from the patient’s rural home and the ability of all members of the care team and the patient to effectively and efficiently use the technology. Besides these, it could be important to ensure that the patient can easily access and use Skype and that they are willing and comfortable to use it.
EBP model and relevant evidence that was used to support the development of the health care plan for Caitlyn
Now let me present to you an EBP model and relevant evidence that was used to support the development of Caitlyn’s health care plan as well as make the various decisions to use Skype as an evidence-based strategy to support remote care for Caitlyn. Numerous studies and empirical studies support the use of communication studies such as Skype to support remote care provision. For instance, a study by Haleem et al. (2021) identifies how the use of telemedicine for healthcare during the COVID-19 pandemic helped overcome numerous barriers to access to healthcare. This included supporting access to health care services despite the lockdowns and restriction of physical contact, overcoming the limits of movement, as well helping reduce costs of care related to transportation. In the article, Haleem et al. (2021) argue that the costs of hospital visits in rural regions related to travel to access healthcare services make the services a bit expensive. Additionally, the article notes that the period during the Covid-19 Pandemic created a barrier to access to health care due to reduced physical interaction. The use of telemedicine reduces physical visits, reduces travel costs, and allows access and continuity of care for patients by supporting remote care services. Therefore, telemedicine significantly impacted time, costs, and timeliness of care with improved health outcomes and experiences for both patients and care providers (Haleem et al., 2021).
In another article by Howland et al. (2021), it was noted that Telehealth streamlined healthcare functions by allowing for remote collaboration of healthcare workers, especially in the delivery of mental healthcare in rural areas. The empirical evidence developed by Howland et al. (2021) brought the article to the conclusion that participants in remote collaborative teams felt more motivated to provide collaborative team-based care to remote patients despite operational challenges in care delivery. Howland et al. (2021) also argued that the success of using Telehealth for remote collaborative teams was achievable through the accurate planning and scheduling of the care episodes as well as centralizing the operations of the team. Additionally, Howland et al. (2021) note that having a good record-keeping system during the use of Telehealth improved the efficiency of care delivery to remote patients. The evidence presented in these articles was influential in planning the use of Skype to support Caitlyn’s care plans.
Benefits and strategies to mitigate the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration to plan care
To conclude my presentation, let me reflect on the case scenario, the evidence reviewed, and the benefits and strategies to mitigate the challenges of providing remote interdisciplinary collaboration to care for Caitlyn. Various challenges affect the provision of care services to Caitlyn in her rural care home. Firstly, she lives in a rural home away from the hospital. Secondly, her parents are separated and live in different towns; thirdly and most importantly, the collaborative team operates from different zip codes. The use of Skype to connect with the care providers and Caitlyn’s parents has been beneficial in the provision of remote care to Caitlyn despite the remoteness of the care team. The use of Skype, a telehealth technology, helped reduce the needed hospital visits, overcome the geographical barriers, and allow for continuous observation of Caitlyn and the provision of professional support during her care. This ensured that she was not exposed to any form of care that could harm her in any way. Additionally, the use of Skype helped streamline the collaboration of the various individuals in Caitlyn’s care, overcoming the various identified challenges. In conclusion, Telehealth can support remote collaboration and the delivery of evidence-based care, guaranteeing patient safety.
Haleem, A., Javaid, M., Singh, R. P., & Suman, R. (2021). Telemedicine for healthcare: Capabilities, features, barriers, and applications. Sensors International, 2, 100117. https://doi.org/10.1016/J.SINTL.2021.100117
Howland, M., Tennant, M., Bowen, D. J., Bauer, A. M., Fortney, J. C., Pyne, J. M., Shore, J., & Cerimele, J. M. (2021). Psychiatrist and Psychologist Experiences with Telehealth and Remote Collaborative Care in Primary Care: A Qualitative Study. The Journal of Rural Health, 37(4), 780–787. https://doi.org/10.1111/JRH.12523
Nguyen, N. H., Subhan, F. B., Williams, K., & Chan, C. B. (2020). Barriers and Mitigating Strategies to Healthcare Access in Indigenous Communities of Canada: A Narrative Review. Healthcare (Basel, Switzerland), 8(2). https://doi.org/10.3390/
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Create a 5-10 minute video of yourself as a presenter in which you will propose an evidence-based plan to improve the outcomes for the Vila Health patient and examine how remote collaboration provided benefits or challenges to designing and delivering the care.
As technologies and the healthcare industry continue to evolve, remote care, diagnosis, and collaboration are becoming increasingly more regular methods by which nurses are expected to work. Learning the ways in which evidence-based models and care can help remote work produce better outcomes will become critical for success. Additionally, understanding how to leverage EBP principles in collaboration will be important in the success of institutions delivering quality, safe, and cost-effective care. It could also lead to better job satisfaction for those engaging in remote collaboration.
Remote care and diagnosis are continuing and increasingly important methods for nurses to help deliver care to patients to promote safety and enhance health outcomes. Understanding best EBPs and building competence in delivering nursing care to remote patients is a key competency for all nurses. Additionally, in some scenarios, while you may be delivering care in person, you may be collaborating with a physician or other team members who are remote. Understanding the benefits and challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration is vital to developing effective communication strategies when coordinating care. So, being proficient at communicating and working with remote healthcare team members is also critical to delivering quality, evidence-based care.
The Vila Health: Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care simulation provides the context for this assessment.
Before beginning this assessment, make sure you have worked through the following media:
Vila Health: Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care.
You may wish to review Selecting a model for evidence-based practice changes. [PDF] and Evidence-Based Practice Models, which help explain the various evidence-based nursing models.
For this assessment, you are a presenter! You will create a 5-10-minute video using Kaltura or similar software. In the video:
Propose your evidence-based care plan that you believe will improve the safety and outcomes of the patient in the Vila Health Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Based Care media scenario. Add your thoughts on what more could be done for the client and what more information may have been needed.
Discuss the ways in which an EBP model and relevant evidence helped you to develop and make decisions about the plan you proposed.
Wrap up your video by identifying the benefits of remote collaboration in the scenario, as well as discussing strategies you found in the literature or best practices that could help mitigate or overcome one or more of the collaboration challenges you observed in the scenario.
Be sure you mention any articles, authors, and other relevant sources of evidence that helped inform your video. Discuss why these sources of evidence are credible and relevant. Important: You are required to submit an APA-formatted reference list of the sources you cited specifically in your video or used to inform your presentation. You are required to submit a narrative of all your video content to this assessment and to SafeAssign.
The following media is an example learner submission in which the speaker successfully addresses all competencies in the assessment.
Exemplar Kaltura Reflection.
Please note that the scenario that the speaker discusses in the exemplar is different from the Vila Health scenario you should be addressing in your video. So, the type of communication expected is being modeled, but the details related to the scenario in your submission will be different.
Make sure that your video addresses the following grading criteria:
Propose your own evidence-based care plan to improve the safety and outcomes for a patient based on the Vila Health Remote Collaboration on Evidence-Care media scenario.
Explain the ways in which you used an EBP model to help develop your plan of care for the client.
Reflect on which evidence you found in your search that was most relevant and useful when making decisions regarding your care plan.
Identify benefits and strategies to mitigate the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration to plan care within the context of a remote team.
Communicate in a professional manner that is easily audible and uses proper grammar, including a reference list formatted in the current APA style.
Refer to Using Kaltura as needed to record and upload your video.
Note: If you require the use of assistive technology or alternative communication methods to participate in this activity, please contact [email protected] to request accommodations. If, for some reason, you are unable to record a video, please contact your faculty member as soon as possible to explore options for completing the assessment.
Your assessment should meet the following requirements:
Length of video: 5-10 minutes.
References: Cite at least three professional or scholarly sources of evidence to support the assertions you make in your video. Include additional properly cited references as necessary to support your statements.
APA reference page: Submit a correctly formatted APA reference page that shows all the sources you used to create and deliver your video. Be sure to format the reference page according to the current APA style. Submit a narrative of all of your video content.
Portfolio Prompt: Remember to save the final assessment to your ePortfolio so that you may refer to it as you complete the final capstone course.
By successfully completing this assessment, you will demonstrate your proficiency in the following course competencies and scoring guide criteria:
Competency 2: Analyze the relevance and potential effectiveness of evidence when making a decision.
Reflect on which evidence you collected that was most relevant and useful when making decisions regarding the care plan.
Competency 3: Apply an evidence-based practice model to address a practice issue.
Explain the ways in which you used the specific evidence-based practice model to help develop the care plan identifying what interventions would be necessary. This requires a particular evidence-based model, such as the Johns Hopkins, Iowa, Stetler, or other.
Competency 4: Plan care based on the best available evidence.
Propose your evidence-based care plan to improve the safety and outcomes for the Vila Health patient with a discussion of new content for the care plan.
Competency 5: Apply professional, scholarly communication strategies to lead practice changes based on evidence.
Identify benefits and propose strategies to mitigate the challenges of interdisciplinary collaboration to plan care within the context of a remote team.
Communicate via video with clear sound and light, and include a narrative of video content.
Provide a full reference list that is relevant and evidence-based (published within five years), exhibiting nearly flawless adherence to APA format.