Hospital Case Management 2015-02 - Hospital Case Management - Feb 01, 2015

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 1.25 nursing contact hours using a 60-minute contact hour.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # 14749, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

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

Faculty Listing:

Executive Editor
Russ Underwood
AHC Media

Associate Managing Editor
Jill Drachenberg
AHC Media

Editor
Mary Booth Thomas

Nurse Planner
Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN
Consulting Editor of Hospital Case Management and
Senior Vice President
Operational Efficiency and Capacity Management
Lutheran Medical Center
Brooklyn, New York

Subjects:

  • They’re back! Clinical pathways are in favor again
  • Developing pathways should be a team effort, experts say
  • Taking the lead in ensuring that pathways are followed
  • Worksheet is a guide to discharge planning CoPs
  • Hospital’s transition program coordinates care throughout the continuum
  • CMS issues infection control survey
  • CMS sets the table for regulation requiring antibiotic stewardship programs

Objectives:

  • Identify particular clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues related to the profession of case management
  • Describe how clinical, administrative, or regulatory issues particular to the profession of case management affect patients, case managers, hospitals, or the health care industry at large
  • Discuss solutions to the problems facing case managers based on independent recommendations from clinicians at individual institutions or other authorities

Financial Disclosure:

Executive Editor Russ Underwood, Associate Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg, 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. Nurse Planner Toni G. Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, Consulting Editor of Hospital Case Management, is a partner with Case Management Concepts, LLC.

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