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Thursday, December 1, 2022

Nurse Navigation aids in remote monitoring of COVID-19 patients

Sumter County partnered with American Medical Response, the county’s emergency medical transportation provider, and its parent company, Global Medical Response, to provide COVID-19 patients remote patient monitoring services.

Nurse Navigation is a service that allows GMR EMS providers to connect persons with COVID-19 infections with licensed nurses to monitor the progress of at-home recovery. This service frees up EMS resources for emergency calls, provides access to care for residents, and improves the patient’s personalized care. Dispatchers route potential outbreak cases to the remote nurse navigators who screen the patients per CDC guidelines to direct them to the appropriate care. It also provides remote monitoring for quarantined patients to self-report symptoms for daily monitoring by licensed nurses until quarantine release or care escalation.

This service has proven its success with COVID-19 patients. Rita Gallin, a resident of Oxford, and a recovered patient described how helpful the nurse was in her at-home recovery, “I had many questions for Nurse Elena, and she answered each one with ease and much information to help me at the time. Her knowledge on COVID-19 was outstanding.”

I’ll never recommend The Villages Hospital for emergency treatment

A Village of Sabal Chase resident describes a terribly painful experience at UF Health-The Villages Hospital. Read his Letter to the Editor.

There should be a law against begging

In a Letter to the Editor, a Village of Piedmont resident contends that there should be a law against begging, particularly when children are at risk.

Stay out of our pool and we’ll stay out of your pools

A Continental Country Club resident, in a Letter to the Editor, says Villagers are using the pool at her community in Wildwood.

Helping our down and out neighbors

A Hammock at Fenney resident wonders about the callous attitude of her fellow residents toward those in need. Read her Letter to the Editor.

Outsiders caught hanging around pond need to be locked up

A resident was horrified to read about a Summerfield couple arrested late at night near a pond in The Villages. What were they doing here in a golf cart?