A review of three years experience using email and videoconferencing for the delivery of post-acute burns care to children in Queensland

Smith, Anthony C., Youngberry, Karen, Mill, Julie, Kimble, Roy and Wootton, Richard (2004) A review of three years experience using email and videoconferencing for the delivery of post-acute burns care to children in Queensland. Burns, 30 3: 248-252. doi:10.1016/j.burns.2003.11.003


Author Smith, Anthony C.
Youngberry, Karen
Mill, Julie
Kimble, Roy
Wootton, Richard
Title A review of three years experience using email and videoconferencing for the delivery of post-acute burns care to children in Queensland
Journal name Burns   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-4179
Publication date 2004-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.burns.2003.11.003
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 248
End page 252
Total pages 5
Editor P. G. Shakespeare
Place of publication Oxford
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2004
Language eng
Subject C1
321019 Paediatrics
730399 Health and support services not elsewhere classified
329999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified
730209 Rural health
Abstract A virtual outpatient service has been established in Queensland for the delivery of post-acute burns care to children living in rural and remote areas of the state. The integration of telepaediatrics as a routine service has reduced the need for patient travel to the specialist burns unit situated in Brisbane. We have conducted 293 patient consultations over a period of 3 years. A retrospective review of our experience has shown that post-acute burns care can be delivered using videoconferencing, email and the telephone. Telepaediatric bums services have been valuable in two key areas. The first area involves a programme of routine specialist clinics via videoconference. The second area relates to ad-hoc patient consultations for collaborative management during acute presentations and at times of urgent clinical need. The families of patients have expressed a high degree of satisfaction with the service. Telepaediatric services have helped improve access to specialist services for people living in rural and remote communities throughout Queensland. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd and ISBI. All rights reserved.
Keyword Critical Care Medicine
Dermatology
Surgery
Burns
Telehealth
Telemedicine
Children
Videoconference
Follow-up
Q-Index Code C1
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
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