NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., March 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The
Working in a simulated home health care environment with a computerized manikin "client," CNR's nursing students will learn to use an Internet connection and video, voice and data communications to enable patients or caregivers to perform their own measurements, such as monitoring vital signs, at home. The results are automatically sent via the Internet to the care manager, who has access to clinical-review software. This technology can replace a home visit, or show that a visit is needed.
The telenursing simulation experience will enable students to master new technology and promote further technological innovation related to providing access to better home health care. In addition, the experience will foster student understanding of how to educate clients and families in the use of technology to access reliable Internet information, thereby increasing self-care and independence.
Dr. Mary Alice Donius, dean of the School of Nursing at The
Verizon Foundation President Patrick Gaston presented the grant, to be paid over two years, to Donius on Wednesday (March 18) at The College of New Rochelle's Wellness Center. Those attending the presentation included New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson; Tom McCarroll, Verizon executive director of state and local government affairs; and John F. Butler, Verizon director of government and external affairs.
"Technology provides a tremendous tool for expanding training opportunities to health care professionals and improving care for patients," said Gaston. "We are proud to partner with The
Established in 1976, the School of Nursing at The
The first Catholic college for women in New York state, The
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