Even before the COVID19 pandemic, telehealth was becoming more and more important for providing access to health care especially in rural areas, health professional shortage areas, and medically underserved areas. Now in this watershed moment, telehealth has become central to providing health care generally. Please see this 52-min video from University of California at San Francisco about teleprecepting, especially for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner students.
The following is a sample of a letter for preceptors who are now using telehealth or using it more. Even as healthcare providers are adjusting to telehealth, nurse practitioner students can be included for teleprecepting.
For general information about Telehealth, presented to NONPF by Dr. Carolyn Rutledge of Old Dominion University, see the following video. Please note that this material is copyrighted.
You may access this same video (above) directly from the NONPF website also, and/or an accompanying .pdf of the Powerpoint file. Again, please respect the copyright: https://www.nonpf.org/page/covidtelehealth
NCQAC has a website with general information for nurse practitioners about telehealth. Scroll down to the Telehealth FAQs. https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/PracticeInformation/FrequentlyAskedQuestions/AdvancedRegisteredNursePractitioner#TelehealthDuringtheCOVID19Emergency
Last updated June 30, 2020
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