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The Magic of Pediatric Nursing

BY ANGIE LABRECK, MSN, RN, CPN, ACM
Pediatric nursing is wonderfully unique. We get the opportunity — no — we are encouraged to step outside the box every day with every patient. Florence Nightingale has been quoted as saying that “nursing is a fine art,” and I add that pediatric nursing is the finest of those arts.

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The Power of Breathing

BY RAJITHA BOMMAKANTI, BSN, RN-CCM Case managers are an integral part of the healthcare team. Their roles are crucial in preventing readmissions and coordinating services for patients and their families. During the COVID-19 pandemic, inadequate resources in the community, overloaded caseloads and intensive care units being at maximum capacity have put…

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The Need: Coordination of I/DD Services in Hospitals

BY DR. MERCEDES WILLIAMS, DBH, MPH/ID, LMSW, CCM Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) initiation in 2010, case management has continued to evolve. State case managers are support coordinators in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) arena. I/DD are disorders that present at birth, specifically before the age of 18. These…

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Organ Transplant: A Second Chance to Live

BY JANET COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM The list of patients waiting for an organ transplant grows each year and significantly outpaces the availability of transplantable organs. During the pandemic, deceased-donor transplants reached an all-time high. According to the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS), the private, non-profit organization that manages…