Open Access Capstone
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
The proposed DNP Project explored the implementation of a COVID-19 telehealth policy to clarify evidence-based practice, promote use of safe medications, and reduce hospitalizations. Providers were recruited from a telehealth organization, educated on current guidelines, and given a pocket card for reference and re-enforcement of training. Data was collected to examine guideline utilization, confidence in treating COVID-19, and efficacy of pocket card. COVID-19 patients also received follow up calls to determine if hospitalization was required post treatment. Chart audits were then completed to review compliance with guidelines. The results indicated both objective and clinical improvement in provider confidence treating COVID-19. Implications for future practice include the ability to use the framework of the project to build other policies based on evidence-based practice. Ultimately, the project can further improve telehealth by disseminating the policy through journals, online training and social media.
2023 Ashley M. Morello
Morello, Ashley M., "Implementing a COVID 19 Policy for Telehealth" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 83.
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