When a simple mobile phone can avoid a trip to the emergency room

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Monday, May 19, 2014
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When a simple mobile phone can avoid a trip to the emergency room

Fifteen patients in the Viana do Castelo district will be monitored from home by a doctor and nurses. The aim is to improve the quality of life and minimize the impact of the disease in the life of each.

"Patients are committed and motivated to participate in the project," assures Rui Nêveda, pulmonologists of Viana do Castelo Hospital and responsible for monitoring 15 patients were selected there. "This will not represent a cure for the sick, they are aware of it," he explains. But will "help them have a better quality of life and to avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital."

"We know it's not easy, but is this also the work of the medical staff and nursing, as well as the company that provides the material: motivate patients, explain to them what they should do," assures Rui Nêveda, which will coordinate a team with five pulmonologists, three nurses and three technicians of Pulmonology service, plus 24 nurses from intensive care, which in scale, will monitor patients during the period between 20:00 and 08:00 on weekdays and between 20:00 Friday and 08.00 on Monday.

It is certain that in the coming period, 15 patients will be constantly monitored and a phone call away in case of detection of any abnormality. "In some cases it is sufficient to adjust the medication or advise any medications to lower the fever and thus avoid coming to the emergency room, of course, will end up in unnecessary hospitalization," asserts Rui Nêveda.

in: Diário de Notícias,  May 19,  2014

When a simple mobile phone can avoid a trip to the emergency room