Clinical Triaging and Practical Considerations in Telehealth
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Telehealth is rapidly expanding as a method of healthcare delivery. It provides many opportunities to enhance patients' access to healthcare services using digital technology, but in order to be effective and safe, physiotherapists must be able to triage patients and ensure that the consultation runs smoothly. This course, the second in a series of telehealth courses, will explore clinical triaging and outline certain practical considerations to enhance your ability to use telehealth effectively.
This course aims to introduce clinical triaging and highlight key features that will enhance a telehealth consultation.
This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:
- Reading activity
This course is aimed at Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy clinicians, students and assistants. Other interested professionals such as athletic trainers, occupational therapists, nurses or medical doctors interested in this subject are also invited to participate.
Hours of Learning - No deadlines are applied to this course and it can be started and completed in your own time according to your personal schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 1-1.5 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
Types of Activities - Reading Physiopedia pages, journal articles, book chapters. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
Certificates - At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate plus CEUs/CCUs/CPD points you will need to:
- Respect the Physioplus Community Culture.
- Log all the required learning activities as complete (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- Discuss 5 key areas that need consideration when clinically triaging patients for telehealth
- Justify the use of telehealth for certain patients
- Plan the practical side of a telehealth consultation in terms of technology and location set up