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Inpatient Telepsychiatry During COVID-19

  • Inpatient Telepsychiatry During COVID-19
  • Kishan Nallapula, M.D.
  • Hospitals have rapidly adapted to telepsychiatry during COVID in order to follow state and federal emergency guidance.
  • As inpatient units try to ensure the safety of patients and staff during the public health emergency, telepsychiatry is being used to complete patient rounds, facilitate team discussions, engage patients in group therapy sessions, and even allow for family visitation.
  • Telepsychiatry can offer the same level of inpatient psychiatric care for patients who have been exposed to COVID-19, with a few adaptations.

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