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SAVE THE DATE AND GET READY TO CELEBRATE 2022 NATIONAL CASE MANAGEMENT WEEK IS OCTOBER 9-15 Setting the Standard for Patient-Centered Care It’s time to celebrate YOU, the professional practice of case management and the incredible strides achieved over the past year! Case managers across all settings have been challenged…

Best Practices
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Disruptive Innovation

BY DR. COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN, FCM
As I write this, it has been 2 whole weeks since I took the gavel from the fabulous Melanie Prince at the CMSA National Conference in Orlando. It has been an exciting and busy 2 weeks. I am so honored and thrilled to be able to serve this organization and the profession of case management.

Patient Communication
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The Beauty and Power of Nursing

BY MICHELLE KNAUB, MED, BSN, RN
Did you ever have a day when, even though you were bone-tired and so very glad to be going home, you still felt energized and alive? I believe if you think back to the patient interactions that occurred during that shift, you will remember at least one very special encounter. I would like to share one such experience I had that helped me understand and appreciate the beauty and power of nursing.

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The Ingredients Required to Develop a State-of-the-Art Pediatric Care Management Team

BY JENNY QUIGLEY-STICKNEY, RN, MSN, MHA, MA, CCM, ACM-RN, CPHM, CMAC
To better understand what is required to develop the specialized skills to work at the world-renowned Boston’s Children’s Hospital, CMSA Today invited three case managers from this prestigious center designed to treat pediatric patients from birth to adulthood, with acute to chronic pediatric care conditions.

Self-care
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Taking Care of YOU After a Layoff—Part 2

BY MICHELLE M. CROOK, BSN, RN, CRRN, CCM, BCPA
In last month’s issue, we reviewed the experience of being laid off, along with the emotions that frequently occur with such a sudden change. We also covered some self-preservation techniques and interventions to help you to cope, connect with others and discover your next opportunity. This month, I present additional actionable items and helpful tips that will likely be quite helpful to you now and in the future.

Mental Health
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Struggling to Find Happiness After Childbirth: Identifying Mothers with Postpartum Depression

BY JENNIFER HEALY, MSN, RNC-OB, CCM

The social stigma associated with any mental health concern, including postpartum depression, prevents many mothers from openly communicating with friends, family or their medical provider about their symptoms, preventing them from getting the help they need. It is important, now more than ever, to bring awareness to this pregnancy complication to help patients who suffer from postpartum depression get the treatment they need.

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Pediatric, Maternal/Child Health Case Management

BY COLLEEN MORLEY, DNP, RN, CCM, CMAC, CMCN, ACM-RN

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful summertime! The aftereffects of the CMSA National Conference in June still have me invigorated and excited about our profession. I am honored to take the reins as CMSA National President from the inimitable Melanie Prince.

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