A patient had a change in condition where his foot was noted to have discoloration and weeping. Patient stated this was new and that he was worried. My supervisor recommended Telemedicine. Telemedicine seemed an appropriate course of action since the doctor is able to see what the nurse is attempting to describe and is able to communicate with the patient about his concerns.
During the telemedicine consult, the doctor was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I was able to call and have the doctor return my call within a timely manner. The telemedicine cart was quick and easy to use. Telemedicine is a great tool to use when a patient needs another viewpoint. Ultimately, the patient was happy that his concerns were being addressed.