Abstract

Telehealth competency based education has become increasingly important along with the digital shift of society. The demand for telehealth has seen a great increase over the course of the last year during the COVID-19 pandemic. Healthcare professionals, many of whom were not technology natives, were forced to adapt to this new way of providing care via digital platforms. In order to ensure that providers have proper telehealth competencies, an evaluation was conducted of the current policies and practices in place for telehealth education. Some of the topics included in this evaluation include Competency Based Education (CBE), Nursing Telehealth Entrustable Professional Activities (NT-EPAs), cultural competencies, testing and skills assessments. This analysis provided future implications for the adaptation of continued telehealth education.