TeleICU Interdisciplinary Care Teams

Crit Care Nurs Clin North Am. 2021 Dec;33(4):459-470. doi: 10.1016/j.cnc.2021.09.002.


Telehealth in intensive care units (TeleICU) is the provision of critical care using audio-visual communication and health information systems across varying clinical and geographically dispersed settings. The optimal structure of a TeleICU team is one that leverages expert clinical knowledge to address the needs of critical care patients, regardless of hospital location or availability of an onsite intensivist. Information related to the optimal TeleICU team structure is lacking. This article examines the optimal TeleICU team composition, which is one that incorporates the use of an interdisciplinary approach, leverages technology, and is cognizant of varying geographic locations.

Keywords: Intensive care; Interdisciplinary; Remote ICU; Staffing; TeleICU; TeleICU team; Work flow.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Critical Care
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Intensive Care Units*
  • Patient Care Team
  • Telemedicine*