Hospital Case Management - March 2015

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Release date: March 2015

Valid through: March 2017

Target Audience

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


  • Is your staffing ratio appropriate for your case management model?
  • Have data ready to back up your need for more staff, experts say
  • CM extenders can free up licensed staff to do what they do best
  • CM-physician alignment cuts length of stay
  • An extra day in the hospital may prevent readmissions, reduce mortality
  • Hospital’s wellness program cuts health care costs by more than $5 million in five years
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention panel cites lack of evidence for Tdap booster


  • 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

Credit Available


  • 1.25 ANCC Contact Hours
  • 1.5 CCMC Contact Hours


This activity is sponsored by AHC Media.

Accreditation Statement

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.

This activity has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 18 clock hours.

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

Faculty Listing


Mary Booth Thomas


AHC Media executive editor: Russ Underwood

Associate Managing editor: Jill Drachenberg

Financial Disclosure

Editor Mary Booth Thomas, Executive Editor Russ Underwood, and Associate Managing Editor Jill Drachenberg report no consultant, stockholder, speaker’s bureau, or other financial relationships with companies having ties to this field of study. Nurse Planner Toni Cesta, PhD, RN, FAAN, Consulting Editor of Hospital Case Management, is a consultant with Case Management Concepts LLC.

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