Hospital Case Management (Vol. 25, No. 4) - April 1, 2017

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Release date: April 2017

Valid through: April 2019

Target Audience

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


  • Cultural competency is essential in an increasingly diverse society
  • Conduct a thorough assessment to understand diverse patients
  • Western medicine, patients’ cultural practices may not contradict each other
  • Hospital makes accommodations for its Native American population
  • Case Management Insider: What family caregivers mean to discharge planning, length of stay, readmissions
  • Telemedicine helps with follow-up for patients on the reservation
  • Overcoming language, financial barriers to cut readmissions
  • ‘One-in, two-out’ executive order brings praise, confusion



  • 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 healthcare 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

Relias Learning, LLC 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 #CEP13791, for 1.25 Contact Hours.

This activity has been approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification for 1.5 clock hours.

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

 Faculty Listing


Mary Booth Thomas


Editor: Jill Drachenberg

Editor: Dana Spector

Financial Disclosure

Author Mary Booth Thomas, Editor Jill Drachenberg, and Editor Dana Spector 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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