BY DR. COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM This is one of my favorite issues of CMSA Today, our annual issue dedicated to the importance of evidence-based practices (EBP) in case management. In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, professional case management plays a crucial role in coordinating patient care…
Making an Impact on the Professional Practice of Case Management Launched in 2021, the Case Management Fellow (FCM™) program from the Case Management Society of America (CMSA) aims to honor distinguished individuals who have made significant contributions to the professional practice of case management through leadership, innovation and scholarship. ELEVATING…
BY THERESA M. LITZINGER, BA, MSN, RN, CCM
Walk through a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) and you will see walls of monitors, rows of isolettes, ventilators, IV pumps and feeding tubes. There are a myriad of medical staff including physicians, nurses, social workers, respiratory therapist and others. Inside the isolettes are the tiniest of human beings.
BY KELVA EDMUNDS-WALLER, DNP, RN, CCM
As an adult, I have had three pets – Winnie, Roxie, and Gracie. My daughter was 5 years old when we got Winnie, a beautiful Labrador-golden retriever mix.
Social and Political Activism Is One Solution to Prevent Avoidable Deaths of Black and Brown Babies in the United States
BY KELVA EDMUNDS-WALLER, DNP, RN, CCM, WITH NICOLE M. MEREDITH, BSN, RN, CNOR, CSSM
The United States of America, one of the world’s wealthiest and most technologically advanced countries, has a Black and Brown maternal and infant health crisis.
BY TINA R. MCDANIEL CHENG, MSN, RN, CCDS, AND LAUREN PFEIFER, PhD, RN, CCDS
Pediatric patients are not little adults. Due to their unique physiological and developmental needs, children often are diagnosed with medical conditions that differ substantially from their adult counterparts.
BY JULIET B. UGARTE HOPKINS, MD
Just as the role of physician advisors has come to the forefront of the healthcare world over the last decade and a half, so too has the subset of pediatric physician advisors in recent years.
“It Takes a Village”: Perinatal Care Managers and Community Doulas Work Together to Build Maternal Support
BY ALEXA HUGHES AND LAUREN BUCHWALD, BSN, RN, MSC
One does not have to search far to find that the United States is experiencing a maternal health crisis; a crisis that has continued to rise both during and in the aftermath of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
BY REBECCA PEREZ, MSN, RN, CCM, FCM
The health of mothers and children are interrelated and impacted by many factors.