Acta Scientific Ophthalmology (ISSN: 2582-3191)

Research Article Volume 4 Issue 9

Transforming Healthcare through Telehealth with Retcam by Increasing Procedural Safety for Early Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity

Melissa Rice*

DNP Student Health Systems Leadership, Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA

*Corresponding Author: Melissa Rice, DNP Student Health Systems Leadership, Mount Saint Joseph University, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA.

Received: August 14, 2021; Published: August 26, 2021

Abstract

Objective: The purpose of this study is to evaluate non-sedation protocols for eye screenings of premature infants with Retcam 3 to early screen and detect Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP) and decrease timings to decrease adverse events.

Study Design: In a retrospective study of nurse driven teams with small sample size n = 20 at a Level III NICU August-December 2017 were analyzed to improve safety by decreased timings and non-sedation protocols to prevent adverse events providing a comfortable procedure. A general linear regression model were used to calculate effect with 95 % confidence intervals.

Results: Total patients N = 20 were reduction in timings by 20% with non-sedation protocols. P <. 05.

Conclusion: This study found that Retcam 3 could be an effective tool via telehealth to early screen and detect (ROP) in premature infants safely and effectively with decreased timings on non-sedation protocols.

Keywords: Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP); Information Systems (IS); ATA (American Telemedicine Association)

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Citation

Citation: Melissa Rice. “Transforming Healthcare through Telehealth with Retcam by Increasing Procedural Safety for Early Screening of Retinopathy of Prematurity".Acta Scientific Ophthalmology 4.9 (2021): 55-58.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2021 Melissa Rice. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




Metrics

Acceptance rate35%
Acceptance to publication20-30 days
ISI- IF1.042
JCR- IF0.24

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