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Brindise, T., Phophairat, M., et. al. (2015). Development of a Tele-ICU postorientation support program for bedside nurses. Crit Care Nurse: 35 (4): 8-16. 35. The Feasibility and Satisfaction of Using Telemedicine To Provide Tertiary Pediatric Obesity Care Reza Sadeghian, MD, MBA, MSc 1 , Leigh Ann Phelps, RN 2 , Rebecca A Gooch, MD 3 , Daniel Preudhomme 2 1 University of South Alabama, Department of Pediatrics, 2 Department of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, 3 Department of Medicine and Critical Care, Northwell Health Background: The use of telemedicine in Pediatric tertiary obesity care is in its infancy. Although Telemedicine imple- mentation in tertiary care has been tried, the satisfaction and outcome data is limited largely due to small sample sizes and the marked variation of methods and personnel by which the telemedicine technology is delivered and participants as- sessed. Our objective was to determine the feasibility of using telemedicine to deliver Pediatric tertiary obesity care and to evaluate Patient/MD/Staff satisfaction. Methods: We used a commercially available telemedicine system to conduct a prospective study where a sample of 30 patients were evaluated by a specialist physician using tele- medicine technology from February 2016 through August 2016. Inclusion criteria included children aged 10-18 years of age and a BMI greater than 95%, either as an initial assess- ment or as follow up. A qualitative assessment of the patient/ MD/staff perceptions of telemedicine use were assessed through a 5 point Likert scale. The study was approved by the Institutional Review Board at the University of South Ala- bama. Consent was obtained from patients’ guardians. We used descriptive statistics when appropriate. Results: One specialist physician (DP), along with CRNP/RN/ PA/Resident