Browsing: COVID-19

Legacy Leaders
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A Conversation With Benjamin J. Foster, MBA

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN-BC, CCM, CRRN In this edition of Legacy Leaders, Anne Llewellyn caught up with Benjamin J. Foster, the CEO and founder of Nurseify, Inc. Ben is doing important work in nurse recruiting and helping nurses realize their potential as they move into new areas as well…

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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…