The average American child has six to ten episodes of illness a year and schools are a prime breeding ground for the spread of germs. When a child gets sick at school, it presents both the school and the parents with a dilemma. The school nurse may not be able to do any more than provide a quiet place for the child to rest until one of his or her parents can arrive to take the student home.
For the parent, this may mean leaving work early to collect a son or daughter. The parents must decide whether to miss more time from work the next day in order to take the child to the doctor, go to an urgent care clinic which takes walk-ins (if one is available), or go to a hospital emergency room, the most expensive option during off-hours.
GlobalMed technology meets the challenge of providing solutions that permit school nurses to examine students and to bring in remote physicians for a patient consult.