Class of telemedicine facilitators is first in Canada

Brampton, April 15 (CINEWS): The first class of telemedicine facilitators will begin at Brampton’s Sheridan College on 26th April.
Sheridan College developed the course in response to underemployment and the growing population of seniors.tele
Getting more healthcare professionals into this area will take care of both concerns.
This emerging field promises to be in high demand as doctors, pharmacists and the government are all getting on board to support it, he said.
Telemedicine is the future of doctor-patient visits.
While the doctor is the one qualified to offer diagnosis, the facilitator is charged with collecting the medical information to be transmitted through a video, photographs and other interesting electronic tools.
In this course, students learn to use a tele-stethoscope and ensure they accurately communicate concerns in the right medical language for doctors. Telemedicine will be extremely useful in rural communities where few doctors are to be found.
Doctors will have more time as they won’t have such volumes of in-person visits.
Some health clinics in Brampton and Mississauga are already using it as an option when walk-in clients come in and face long wait times.
The certificate program is comprised of six courses, which can take anywhere from 12 to 16 months to complete. Timing can be reduced if the applicant has prior medical knowledge. Cost is $326 per course. Graduates can expect to make about $18 to $25 per hour.

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