Providing nursing care using information and communication technology, also known as telenursing, is expanding, and being used more commonly. Even though telenursing changes how nursing practice is conducted, it does not change the nature of nursing practice, or the nursing process that is foundational to the delivery of nursing care. Nurses are held to the same accountabilities when practicing telenursing, as for any other type of nursing care.
The toolkit provides guidance and resources to assist nurses and employers in providing safe, competent, and ethical telenursing care.
- Practice Guideline: Telenursing Practice
- FAQ – What are the Registration Requirements to Provide Telenursing Care in N.B?
Appropriateness of Telenursing practice
Telenursing practice improves access to care, but also carries barriers. The fact that the client is in a remote location and the reliance on technology can create challenges in the nurse’s ability to comply to standards, to apply the nursing process or to provide appropriate care. When engaging in telenursing practice, nurses must reflect on the appropriateness of this method of delivering nursing care and recognize when it is not an appropriate delivery of care.