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National TeleNursing Center: Program Evaluation Final Report

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Date Published
October 2018
76 pages
This report is the fifth in a series chronicling the development and implementation of the National TeleNursing Center, a program established through a multi-year grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office for Victims of Crime.
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) funded National TeleNursing Center (NTC) was implemented by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) program to develop and evaluate telemedicine in providing consultation to SANE nurses conducting forensic sexual assault medical examinations in remote and/or underserved hospitals. Initial program sites included two naval hospitals, a rural hospital, and a tribal hospital to address unmet need in patient populations considered underserved; two additional hospital sites were added later to serve urban and suburban populations. This report is presented in six chapters that introduce the NTC project, provides an overview of the development of the NTC, summarizes findings and recommendations from past reports, presents data on the delivery of services, provides updated results of site clinicians' experiences with telenursing services, and discusses lessons learned from over five years of project implementation.
Date Published: October 1, 2018