Telehealth is where electronic sensors or equipment that monitors vital health signs remotely, are placed in service user’s home, or they are given equipment that can be used while they are on the move. These readings are automatically transmitted to an appropriately trained person who can monitor the health vital signs and make decisions about potential interventions in real time, without the patient needing to attend a clinic. Below is a list of different types of Telehealth technology that EFT Systems can offer:
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Blood Pressure Monitor
A blood pressure monitor measures a user’s blood pressure and heart rate without the need for a nurse or a visit to a GP. Blood pressure monitoring may also be helpful in the detection and treatment of hypertension.
The Pulse Oximeter provides immediate and reliable readings of oxygen saturation levels. It is an accurate tool offering information to determine the interventions needed for patients with asthma and Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
The Glucose Meter allows a clinician to identify trends and track historical readings to ensure the patient’s blood glucose is within their ideal range.
Body Weight Scales
The Body Weight Scales are for taking daily weight measurements which are automatically updated and monitored by a clinician. Any fluctuations in weight can indicate an increased level of risk.
Smart shoes have been developed as another way of helping with falls. They are built with a sensor so that they can send an alert if the service user has a fall. They also tend to have a built in GPS sensor, so that if a service user goes missing, the monitoring centre would be able to find them thanks to the sensor.