Telenursingrefers to the use ofin the provision ofservices whenever physical distance exists between patient and nurse, or between any number of nurses. As a field, it is part of, and has many points of contacts with other medical and non-medical applications, such as, teleconsultation, and telemonitoring.The field, however, is still being developed as the information on telenursing isn’t comprehensive enough.
Telenursing is growing in many countries because of the preoccupation in driving down the costs of health care, an increase in the number ofand chronically ill population, and the increase in coverage of health care to distant, rural, small or sparsely populated regions. Among its many benefits, telenursing may help solve increasing shortages of nurses; to reduce distances and save travel time, and to keep patients out of hospital. A greater degree ofhas been registered among telenurses.