Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) Program
Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM) is a free at-home monitoring program available to Islanders who live with heart failure or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
How can RPM help me?
If you have heart failure or COPD, you can:
- learn to manage your chronic disease from the comfort of your home;
- avoid unnecessary trips to the hospital;
- catch problems before they become an emergency; and
- be more involved in managing your health and your quality of life.
How will I be monitored?
You will be provided with easy to use equipment that will allow you to take your weight, blood pressure, heart rate and oxygen levels at home each morning, as well as document information about how you are feeling. Through simple technology, your vital signs are then sent to the RPM nurse (Monday to Friday, except holidays). The RPM Nurse will work with you to help you self-manage your condition and connect with your family physician or nurse practitioner, as needed.
Over the duration of the program (12 weeks) the RPM Nurse will help you reach your health goals by coaching, educating and giving support.
How can I enroll?
If you have been diagnosed with heart failure or COPD, you can self refer to the program by calling (902) 620-3260 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are unsure, contact your family physician or nurse practitioner to see if you qualify. They can complete and submit a referral form on your behalf.
An RPM nurse will then contact you by telephone and make arrangements for you to meet a health care provider at a primary care Health Centre close to your home to pick up the equipment.
Where can I get more information?
Remote Patient Monitoring Program
Telephone: (902) 620-3260