Introduction to Telehealth and Paediatrics

Introduction to Telehealth and Paediatrics

Exploring the application of digital health care when providing physiotherapy to children
This is a great short course for anyone starting to use telehealth/ teletherapy in Paediatrics. I have been using telehealth to deliver Paediatric Physiotherapy for the past 5 months. I really did not think it would work as well as it has. This course puts things in perspective and takes the fear away. Thanks!
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Introduction

In paediatric telehealth, the physiotherapist/physical therapist can reach a wide range of paediatric populations specifically those with barriers to access such as physical location, limited resources, or during social distancing. Telehealth in the pediatric population helps parents to continue therapy even if they have busy schedules, multiple children, or if their child is immunocompromised. It also allows the child to have therapy in the environment of their own home and provides an opportunity for parents to become actively involved with the therapy provision.

Aims

This course will give you an overview on where to start, what to consider, and will share practical advice in conducting a paediatric telehealth session.

Outline

This course is made up of videos, reading, forum posts and a final quiz. The course content is split into the following sections:

  1. Video
  2. Reading activity
  3. Quiz

Target audience

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.

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