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Self-Monitoring Machine Launches At Local Facility

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SALISBURY, Md. - A new high-tech service is up-and-running at a local healthcare facility to monitor patients with serious illnesses.

Peninsula Home Care is now officially utilizing telehealth, an initiative WMDT first reported on back in December. The machine is installed at home and the patient is responsible for checking their own weight, blood pressure and pulse throughout the week, as prescribed by their doctor.

The readings are then sent to a monitoring company, which keeps an eye out for anything abnormal and alerts an on-call nurse if there appears to be a serious problem.

"It's going to keep them from being re-admitted from the hospital," said Sandra Russ. "This is just another tool to keep them out. We're catching their symptoms quicker then having them go back into the hospital."

Russ says the device fully monitors patients with serious illnesses, like congestive heart failure, without the supervision of a nurse.    
     

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