Hospital Case Management 1012 - Hospital Case Management - Dec 01, 2006

Target Audience:

This activity is intended for hospital-based nurse case managers, case management directors, social workers and utilization review nurses.

Accreditation:

AHC Media is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Credit Designation:

This activity has been approved for 1.5 nursing contact hours using a 50-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.5 Contact Hours.

Nurses licensed in California should retain this credit letter for four years.

Faculty

Managing Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Editorial Group Head
Coles McKagen
AHC Media

Editor
Mary Booth Thomas

Consulting Editor
Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN
Vice President, Administration
North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System
Great Neck, NY

Subjects:

  • Case managers need extensive education, regular competency exams
  • Education helps CMs learn to do their jobs better
  • Tracking delays cuts LOS, improves patient flow
  • Demonstration project claims $1 billion in potential savings
  • Project participants reaping the benefits
  • HHS issues Privacy Rule decision tool
  • Joint Commission revises look-alike/sound-alike list
  • CDC: Fire away with flu shots, more vaccine coming
  • Team educates staff, ensures compliance
  • Don't skimp on evaluation
  • Elderly AMI patients don't always get beta-blockers

Objectives:

  • identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the profession of case management
  • describe how those issues affect patients, case managers, hospitals, or the health care industry in general
  • cite practical solutions to problems associated with the issue, based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions or other authorities

Financial Disclosure:

Managing Editor Russ Underwood, Editorial Group Head Coles McKagen, and Editor Mary Booth Thomas report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, research, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Consulting Editor Toni Cesta discloses that she is principal of Case Manager Solutions LLC.

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