Essentials of home-based monitoring and virtual care in COVID-19
Most people with COVID-19 can be cared for at home. Community health workers and general physicians can effectively monitor a patient's vital signs at home via in-person visits or through telemedicine consultations and help recognize the warning signs such as hypoxia. This can also help identify those at high risk of worsening or complications and reduce the burden on the fragile health care delivery ecosystem.
Providing oxygen therapy and pronation in the home care setting could avert the need for subsequent ventilation in many patients and help reduce the pressure on hospital bed capacity. In recent weeks, many people with covid-19 related complications were running from pillar to post in search of hospital beds, ICUs and ventilators.
In order to support many citizens who were taking the help of telehealth helplines, the team at Project StepOne a volunteer led tele triage platform has developed home based management protocols and trained more than 7000 empanelled doctors on remote management and virtual care oversight,
The George Institute is now pleased to bring you Essentials of Home based monitoring and virtual care in COVID-19 in partnership with @ProjectStepOne
Learn about the experiences from NHS COVID-19 responses including COVID oximetry@home and virtual wards to support patients with COVID