Orlando VA set to launch new program aimed at better care for veterans in ICU

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando VA Healthcare system is set to launch a new program designed to add an additional layer of care for Veterans receiving ICU care.

The new TeleCritical Care is an advanced Telehealth program through which remote Intensive care physicians and nurses support the care of ICU patients by using virtual technologies and clinical information systems.


According to a news release, the TeleCC services allow for continuous monitoring of Veterans receiving ICU care, even when local providers are out of the room assisting with other critical patients.

The process is simple and allows a TeleCC provider or RN to virtually enter an ICU room on a dedicated room monitor and assess the patient.

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When the assessment has been completed, the camera turns away the image of the remote provider is no longer visible.

To ensure privacy. the camera movement and position ensure that the Veteran and local staff know when video monitoring is occurring.

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The new system will be launched on March 1 at 1 p.m. at the Orlando VA Medical Center located in Lake Nona.

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