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Oncology Telerehabilitation: A Race to Access and Outcomes

Oncology Telerehabilitation: A Race to Access and Outcomes CLINICAL CONVERSATION Oncology Telerehabilitation: A Race to Access and Outcomes Lynn R. Tanner, PT, MPT Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist in Oncology, Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to Midwest pediatric hospital, within a large health care our globe and impacted the lives of many. Patients with system, developing a new TR service delivery model re- cancer not only are fighting a possibly deadly disease but quired the following components: a team-based approach, are now also placed in a high-risk group regarding the effect health industry communication, attention to standardized of COVID-19. Unfortunately, a global pandemic does not processes, clinical training, and program evaluation halt the effect of cancer and the treatment of our patients; planning. This approach brought quality services to our therefore, we need innovative rehabilitative care to con- patients within a 2-week turnaround, with rehabilitation tinue to provide necessary assessments and interventions. therapists completing 1021 visits in the first month of Although the use of telehealth in oncology care is relatively outpatient pediatric TR. Regarding our oncology popu- new, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this method of de- lation specifically, oncology-trained physical therapists livering physical therapy and other supportive services an (PTs) and occupational http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Rehabilitation Oncology Wolters Kluwer Health

Oncology Telerehabilitation: A Race to Access and Outcomes

Rehabilitation Oncology , Volume 38 (4) – Oct 27, 2020

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Wolters Kluwer Health
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© 2020 Academy of Oncologic Physical Therapy, APTA.
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2168-3808
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2381-2427
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10.1097/01.REO.0000000000000230
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CLINICAL CONVERSATION Oncology Telerehabilitation: A Race to Access and Outcomes Lynn R. Tanner, PT, MPT Rehabilitation Clinical Specialist in Oncology, Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN The COVID-19 pandemic has brought challenges to Midwest pediatric hospital, within a large health care our globe and impacted the lives of many. Patients with system, developing a new TR service delivery model re- cancer not only are fighting a possibly deadly disease but quired the following components: a team-based approach, are now also placed in a high-risk group regarding the effect health industry communication, attention to standardized of COVID-19. Unfortunately, a global pandemic does not processes, clinical training, and program evaluation halt the effect of cancer and the treatment of our patients; planning. This approach brought quality services to our therefore, we need innovative rehabilitative care to con- patients within a 2-week turnaround, with rehabilitation tinue to provide necessary assessments and interventions. therapists completing 1021 visits in the first month of Although the use of telehealth in oncology care is relatively outpatient pediatric TR. Regarding our oncology popu- new, the COVID-19 pandemic has made this method of de- lation specifically, oncology-trained physical therapists livering physical therapy and other supportive services an (PTs) and occupational

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Rehabilitation OncologyWolters Kluwer Health

Published: Oct 27, 2020

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