Critical Care & Pulmonary Care Anywhere in Your Hospital


Access TeleCare’s board-certified pulmonary & critical care specialists build and staff comprehensive ICUs and provide pulmonary care anywhere in the hospital and outpatient settings.

ICU Care is Possible With Telemedicine

As inpatient hospital care is increasingly focused on patients with complex, high acuity conditions, having an intensive care unit and specialists capable of providing 24/7 critical care services is essential. With Access TeleCare’s telemedicine model, hospitals of any size can have dedicated pulmonary and critical care specialists immediately.

Inpatient Pulmonary and Critical Care

With a pulmonary and critical care telemedicine program, hospitals can retain patients locally with:

• End-stage diseases such as advanced kidney injury; myocardial infarction and congestive heart failure; multi-organ failure; respiratory failure, including
the use of mechanical ventilation; and complex infections.
• Lung-specific diseases, including pleural diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, pulmonary hypertension, interstitial lung diseases, and exacerbation of chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease.

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Access TeleCare in Action

Read how Palo Pinto General Hospital increased its ICU census and case mix index and served more patients locally with our tele-pulmonary and critical care program.

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Outpatient Pulmonology Program

Through Access TeleCare’s outpatient telemedicine solutions, clinics have access to pulmonologists for initial and follow-up visits for patients with a number of lung/respiratory conditions, including:

  • COVID-19/“long COVID”
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Severe asthma
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Other lung health concerns

Cardiac Arrest Management (Code Blue)

Our team pioneered the development and use of Code Blue telemedicine programs for patients experiencing cardiac arrest in 2015. This service line is staffed by highly trained physicians who are comfortable in intense situations requiring patient resuscitation.

These programs have reduced relative mortality rates by 17 percent and absolute mortality rates by 1.8 percent. Since the inception of the Code Blue programs, our team has provided on-call cardiac arrest management for more than 1 million patients.

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Why is the use of eICU use growing

There are several reasons that the use of eICU is growing:

  • Physician shortages make it hard to recruit enough intensivists to staff appropriately.
  • An aging population means that there is more demand for services.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to protect providers so that they can avoid exposure and continue to treat patients
  • With high demand and not enough supply, physicians experience burnout trying to make up the gap.
  • The rapid acceleration of the adoption of technology, like mobile phones, means consumers expect more convenience in their healthcare.

eICU coverage can also help hospitals who have critical care physicians on staff, allowing them to offload some of their work and gain visibility into what is happening across the hospital and leverage their own skillset more broadly.

“As community hospitals, we have to reduce the burden of transfers and travel for our patients and their families.”

“As community hospitals, we have to reduce the burden of transfers and travel for our patients and their families.”

Access TeleCare brings specialists to your patients, at your hospital and clinics.

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