Rapid deployment of virtual ICU support during the COVID-19 pandemic

Adam Igra, Helen McGuire, Ian Naldrett, Rosie Cervera-Jackson, Rebecca Lewis, Cliff Morgan, Louit Thakuria
2020 Future healthcare journal  
The COVID-19 pandemic brought many serious challenges to the clinical workplace, and was a catalyst to novel approaches to the way in which we practice medicine. These challenges include extreme numbers of critically ill patients overwhelming many intensive care units, how to maintain the flow of communication between clinicians, patients and their families, and how to prevent the spread of infection working on quarantined units in personal protective equipment. The Royal Brompton and Harefield
more » ... Hospitals deployed a series of digital solutions to try to address some of those challenges and a series of case studies describes their clinical application in three clinical domains: communicating with families, clinical communication between clinicians and the delivery of clinical education.
doi:10.7861/fhj.2020-0157 pmid:33094219 pmcid:PMC7571721 fatcat:ozbfkwaosjextcsavm567ujptq