1. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
  2. General RPM Industry Questions

What does a remote patient monitoring nurse do?

RPM nurses monitor patient's’ health between office visits. They intervene as needed to prevent adverse outcomes and provide health coaching.

Remote monitoring nurses enable medical practices to extend the care they provide to patients beyond the traditional walls of a medical building and beyond the traditional time of an in-person visit. With connected devices, remote monitoring nurses check the health of a patient every day and intervene when it matters the most – before an adverse event occurs.

Remote nurses are always watching for potential crises and outside normal limit readings. When this happens, they contact patients to assess the situation, determine possible root causes, and escalate to a physician if needed. However, being a remote nurse involves much more than reacting to individual readings. They also act as coaches, educators, and patient advocates. They conduct regular wellness calls with patients and build ongoing, trusted relationships with them.