Telemedicine Now Available At Some Elementary Schools
South Carolina is pushing an affordable, accessible health care plan to elementary schools. Chester Park Elementary, located in Chester County South Carolina, has adopted a Telemedicine program to help get sick kids back into the classroom in a more productive and timely manner. After a student has booked an appointment with the nurse, the nurse will evaluate whether the program would help the student. Once that decision is made, the nurse contacts the parents and schedules and appointment with the doctor. When the time comes for the appointment, the nurse and the student meet with [the doctor] via webcam with medical devices hooked up at the school that transmit information such as images or sounds back to [the doctor’s] office. The doctor can then diagnose the child, prescribe medication or refer the student to another doctor, if necessary; Telemedicine has been a top trending form of health care in multiple areas of business, and will likely expand to more schools as technology develops in the coming years.