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How Does COVID-19 Affect Our Children?

BY JANET COULTER, MSN, MS, RN, CCM, FCM, AND MARYANN OTT, RN, BSN, CCM, CPC
The COVID-19 pandemic resembles a blockbuster horror movie. Understanding the effects of COVID-19 on children is a challenge, and the findings remain controversial.

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The Tears I Didn’t Expect (THIS MIGHT MAKE YOU CRY TOO)

BY ANONYMOUS Do you love attending the national CMSA conferences? I sure do and was so excited I was able to attend the 2021 event, my second National, when at first it seemed unlikely. During 2020 some health challenges came my way, and after quite some time I was finally…

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Is Long COVID Here to Stay? Case Management of Patients With Long COVID

BY DEBORAH ZEVENEY, RN, MS, CCM DEFINING THE ISSUE In addition to the surge of patients diagnosed with acute symptoms of COVID, case managers have been faced with transition or care planning for patients experiencing symptoms post-acutely. Planning is complicated by an environment that is decidedly unstable. The goal of this…

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COVID and Case Management Before and After

BY PATTI GRADY, MSSL, RN, CCM, CCP, CMCN COVID has brought significant change to case management practice in Texas as well as the entire country. The first wave of COVID drove dramatic increases in COVID hospitalizations and increased utilization for those patients. Many healthcare systems struggled with bed capacity, equipment and…

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Case Management During a Pandemic: Lessons Learned

BY CAPTAIN LJ BELSITO, RN, MSN, CCM Registered nurse and board-certified case manager Captain LJ Belsito deployed to Japan early in the pandemic during 2020 to help locate and treat Americans displaced in local hospitals due to a COVID-19 outbreak on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Here is her story.…

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Hope and Help With COVID Vaccinations

BY TRINA MAYS, RN, BSN, CCM, CRC I haven’t worked at the bedside in a while. Like many nurses, I began my career in a hospital and was able to work intimately with thousands of different people. Bedside nursing was challenging and fulfilling, but after several years, I needed a change.…

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COVID-19: Experiences of a Discharge Planner

BY MICHELLE BRUSIO, MSN, RN, CCM As case managers, we know the importance of assessing our patients for current needs as well as future heath needs. We ensure that our patients have access to a primary care provider, an appointment scheduled after an admission, a completed medication reconciliation and no barriers…

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Implementing A Patient COVID Care Kit

BY KIMBERLY JUNGKIND, MPH, MBA, BSN, RN, CCM, LSSYB As COVID-19 patients continue to be admitted to hospitals across the U.S., we are all challenged to be supportive of these patients and their families. At Marble Falls Medical Center, part of the Baylor Scott and White Health System in Texas, the…

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Returning To A Post-COVID-19 Normal: The Need For Case Management

BY BONNIE GELD, MSW The global COVID-19 pandemic will have significant impacts for both health systems and patients. It is clear there will be economic, clinical, and psychosocial consequences, among others. While these consequences continue to be better understood, especially the magnitude of the financial losses to hospitals, the silver lining…

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