Teledialysis: new service technology

Collidge, Tara; Honeyman, Bruce; Stewart, Susan; Allan, Anne; Robinson, Lynn; Brown, Rob; Wakeling, Mary; Heaney, David; Peel, Robert
May 2011
Journal of Renal Nursing;2011, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p150
Academic Journal
The article offers an overview of the teledialysis model implemented in Scotland as part of a larger project financed by the European Union Northern Periphery Programme. Information pertaining to the introduction of teledialysis facilities at Caithness Hospital, Wick which provides haemodialysis to patients far from the hub unit at Inverness is provided. Also highlighted are the patient management and professional development benefits of the Wick teledialysis facility including the reduction in out-patient travel, the reduction in cost, the ease of attending remote educational meetings for nurses and reduced greenhouse gas emissions.


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