Telenursing has the capability to truly expand and improve healthcare around the globe. It is vital to collaborate and educate nurses nationally and internationally on the advancements of healthcare technologies.
North Chelmsford, MA (PRWEB) May 22, 2009
AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. announces Diane Castelli, RN, MS, MSN, has been elected by her colleagues to chair the American Telemedicine Association's (ATA) Telehealth Nursing Special Interest Group (SIG). Castelli will guide over 250 Telehealth Nursing SIG members on numerous projects throughout the next two years.
In accepting her new role Ms. Castelli stated, "Telenursing has the capability to truly expand and improve healthcare around the globe. It is vital to collaborate and educate nurses nationally and internationally on the advancements of healthcare technologies."
As clinical telemedicine becomes more prevalent; both in the U.S. and around the globe, training remains imperative for proper functionality and program success for new and existing sites alike. AMD uses a combination of both video and on-site training to ensure proper implementation of telemedicine programs. Various deployed global sites include: Armenia, Azerbaijan, The Bahamas, Botswana, Canada, China, Greenland, South Africa and Sweden.
Ms. Castelli is also a member of the International Society for Telemedicine and eHealth (ISfTeH) Telenursing Working Group (TWG) and recently presented on the "Advancement of International Telenursing" at the Med-e-Tel Conference in Luxembourg. Diane is one of several founding members of the TWG along with; Loretta Schlachta-Fairchild, RN, PhD (USA), Lois Scott, RN, MSN (Canada) and Bob Pyke, RN, ANP (USA). The ISfTeh Telenursing Working Group has also founded the new on-line Telenursing Network for the International Council of Nursing Inc (ICN), Geneva, Switzerland.
Ms. Castelli joined AMD in 2002 and has been a member of the American Telemedicine Association since 1996. She currently holds Masters Degrees in both Communications and Forensic Nursing from Fitchburg State College, Fitchburg, MA.
About AMD Global Telemedicine Inc.:
AMD Global Telemedicine Inc. is the leading, worldwide supplier of Telemedicine Encounter Management Systems used in clinical telemedicine at more than 5,300 sites in 74 countries. AMD also provides complete program design, implementation, training and technical support. For more information on AMD Global Telemedicine Inc., please visit http://www.amdtelemedicine.com, email pr @ amdtelemedicine.com, or call 866-440-2358.