A number of primary care facilities in the county provide patients with equipment to measure blood pressure and coagulation unsupervised, or with limited support from the staff. Traditional monitoring of anticoagulant therapy is based on venous blood sampling, which is time consuming for both patient and staff. The alternative of…
In Sweden there are five sarcoma centres responsible for diagnosing and treating tumours mainly in the extremities, abdominal and trunk wall, and pelvis. In addition, they handle certain tumours of the abdomen and underlying organs as well as the spine, chest, neck and shoulder region. Sarcoma rounds are held locally…
The Interpretation Centre in Västerbotten offers support to people with deafness and blindness, and those suffering from a hearing imparement. In the middle of the 1990s, this centre started a project to offer writing interpretation remotely. The interpreter utilizes a video conferencing system or web cam and the patient watches…
The paediatric cardiology unit at Nus offers virtual appointments to children with suspected heart conditions at Sunderby and Gällivare hospitals. The approach started as a pilot in 2014 and will be implemented in regular activities in 2016. The procedure and technical solution is the same as in a work model…
At the hand and plastic surgery unit, patients in need of rehabilitation after injury or surgery of the hand and arm are offered treatment using video conferencing in their home or at the nearest health centre. Occupational therapist and physiotherapists utilize either a video conferencing system or webcam solution, whereas…
At the regional hospital in Lycksele, there is a maternity ward but paediatricians are only available during normal work hours. To support the unit in case of complications during child birth, specialists at the neonatal unit at Nus are available around the clock for video consultations. For this purpose, a…
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