Treatment of sick prisoners is a risk - now Doctors help by phone

North Rhine-Westphalia has launched a pilot project for tele-medicine in the prison on the way. Telemedicine can bridge in times of Corona-pandemic safely, the

Treatment of sick prisoners is a risk - now Doctors help by phone

North Rhine-Westphalia has launched a pilot project for tele-medicine in the prison on the way. Telemedicine can bridge in times of Corona-pandemic safely, the distance between the doctor and the prisoners, said the NRW Minister of justice Peter Biesenbach (CDU) on Monday in Düsseldorf. But even after that, the technique should relieve the prison noticeably. At the same time the security of the population will increase, if less ill prisoners should be executed.

the contract for The project following a Europe-wide invitation to tender for the telemedicine service provider video clinic in Hamburg. Seven of the 36 prisons in NRW are participating in the model test: Aachen, Germany, Attendorn, Bielefeld-Senne, Herford, Germany, Werl, Hamm and Duisburg-Hamborn. If the project is successful, should telemedicine be widely used in prisons in North Rhine-Westphalia.

office hours and tele-psychiatry

thanks to digital technology could prisoners with live explained to get programs around-the-clock access to high-quality medical care outside of office hours and within the prison walls, Biesenbach. Also, the staff benefited, if you draw quickly in crisis situations to qualified medical advice, and the prisoners could quickly provide. In General, telemedicine save time and save staff resources.

A special stress test is dealing with the increasing number of the mentally Ill, said the Minister. Here, tele-psychiatry could help to reach the prisoners on the spot. The world is better than your bad news - FOCUS Online provides you every Friday with the best stories from the field perspectives. Subscribe here for free Newsletter:

the project for a million Euro

The pilot phase is scheduled to run for 18 months, but can be extended. By 2021 over a Million euros from the state budget for the project, according to the Ministry, a total of available.

the Director of The video clinic, Peter Merschitz, and the Hamburg-switched-Medical Director and President of the German society for General medicine, Martin Scherer, demonstrated at the presentation of the model project, the practical benefits of tele-medicine. With a Dermatoscope from Düsseldorf digital to Hamburg transmitted video images of the skin image of the business leader, arrived at the doctor hundreds of kilometres of extremely high resolution.

"to see The skin better than with the naked eye," noted Scherer. "A distinctive birthmark, one would immediately see." In this case, there were only inconspicuous age spots, the Hamburg University Professor.

Only seven per cent required treatment on the spot

As might with a stethoscope, thanks to the digital technique of heart-, lung - and bowel sounds be listened to. For this purpose, the so far, the Doctors reserved stethoscope will now also nurses, explained Scherer. "We get a fairly complete picture." Only seven percent of two years of experience in the tele-medicine have not been sufficient, but a treatment requires.

The video clinic can Specify the partners in the project around the clock, to a total of 60 highly qualified Doctors use. Thus, the medical service provider to be a welcome Partner, as it is increasingly difficult to find Doctors who are willing to go into the prisons, said Biesenbach. "We want there to be a supply of round-the-clock for the prisoners."

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Updated Date: 26 May 2020, 11:27

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