The Role of Telemedicine in Pediatric Critical Care

Miles S. Ellenby, James P. Marcin

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Telemedicine technologies involve real-time, live, interactive video and audio communication and allow pediatric critical care physicians to have a virtual presence at the bedsides of critically ill children. Telemedicine use is increasing and will be a common in remote emergency departments, inpatient wards, and intensive care units for pediatric care. Hospitals and physicians that use telemedicine technologies provide higher quality of care, are more efficient in resource use with improved cost-effectiveness, and have higher satisfaction among patients, parents, and remote providers. More research will result in improved access to pediatric critical care expertise.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-290
Number of pages16
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • Pediatric critical care
  • Remote monitoring
  • Tele-ICU
  • Telehealth
  • Telemedicine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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