National Policy Considerations
- State Licensure & Collaborative Agreements
- Case Management
Virtual care has come to encompass an umbrella of terms describing care that is delivered at a distance using technological tools. Terms such as telemedicine, telehealth, virtual health, telepsychology, and telepsychiatry among others have been used to define this process.
Psychiatric mental health nurses are at the forefront of virtual care for patients across several clinical environments. This is additionally outlined in the psychiatric-mental health nursing scope and standards of practice, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice 3rd Edition (2022).
The toolkit covers:
This toolkit was created by the APNA Telemental Health Task Force and approved by the APNA Board of Directors February 2023.