Video consultation in a medical intensive care unit based on CERTAIN platform– A pilot study

Saša Dragić, Peđa Kovačević, Danica Momčičević, Biljana Zlojutro, Sandra Topolovac, Vlado Đajić, Tijana Kovačević, Emir Festić, Ognjen Gajić

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Introduction: The development of intensive care medicine in developing countries is limited by the lack of effective global infrastructure that supports the educational process of doctors and other medical personnel. The principles of modern telemedicine can serve as a tool for raising the quality of treatment but also as an "e-learning technique or expert second opinion". Objective: To examine the effects of a one-year application of teleconsultations in the ICU on predefined indicators of effectiveness and efficiency. Material and Methods: This is a cross section study that monitors mortality, length of hospitalization, the speed of new knowledge aquisition, the economic aspect and user satisfaction a year before and a year after the introduction of tele-education based on CERTAIN platform developed by the experts from Mayo Clinic. The data was processed by a descriptive statistical method and application of statistical conclusions, and is tabulated and graphically presented. Results: The results showed a decrease in mortality, a shortening of the average length of hospitalization, a high level of user satisfaction, rapid adoption of new knowledge, and significant economic benefits. Conclusion: Teleconsultation mode in intensive units based on the adaptation of existing resources (especially for countries in transition) can serve as a good model for improving the treatment of critically ill patients and for educating health workers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)111-119
Number of pages9
JournalInfektoloski Glasnik
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 2016


  • Check list
  • Intensive medicine
  • Tele-education
  • Telemedicine
  • Videoconsultation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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