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Patricia A. Scott, DNP, APRN, NNP-BC, C-NPT

  • Speaker Type: GOLD Neonatal 2022
  • Country: U.S.A.
Biography:

Dr. Scott is the coordinator of the advanced practitioner group for Mednax Medical Group in Nashville, Tennessee as well as the coordinator of the neonatal transport service at Centennial Medical Center, also in Nashville. She is also an assistant professor in the neonatal nurse practitioner program at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. For the last few years, she has become interested in the use of telemedicine in neonatal care and works with a Neonatology practice that actually practices using telemedicine in Level I and II facilities. She is also involved in quality improvement at the state level through her work with the Tennessee Initiative for Perinatal Quality Care.

Patti received her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Vanderbilt University in 1988. Her Masters of Science Degree in Nursing with a specialty in neonatal critical care was completed in 1993 from Vanderbilt University and her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center. She has successfully completed the National Certification Corporation's Neonatal Nurse Practitioner, Neonatal Pediatric Transport, and the Neonatal Intensive Care examinations.

Patti is a member of several nursing, advanced practice, and neonatal professional organizations. She is an active NRP and S.T.A.B.L.E. instructor and has developed and provided numerous neonatal educational courses for staff.

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The Many Uses of Telemedicine in Neonatal Care
The use of telemedicine is an emerging trend in health care, this includes neonatal care. Benefits include real-time access to experts routinely and during emergency situations such as delivery room resuscitations and stabilizations, the ability for families to stay connected to their newborn in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) after the mother has been discharged from the hospital, and to assist in the decision for transport of the newborn to a higher level of care. Several studies have documented the reduction in transfers from community hospitals since telehealth has been implemented in the nursery. Limitations include the need for knowledgeable and experienced providers to be at bedside, physicians who are familiar with advance practice providers and their abilities, and the technical challenges that can present and have to remedied.