Browsing: pandemic


Suicide Prevention in Teens and Children

BY DR. SUZANNE RYBCZYNSKI AND DR. CARMEN LOPEZ-ARVIZU On October 19, 2021, faced with the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on an already strained pediatric mental health system, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the Children’s Hospital Association declared a “national emergency in children’s mental…


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…

Mental Health

Understanding Pediatric Suicide: A National Imperative

BY ANNE LLEWELLYN, MS, BHSA, RN, CCM, CRRN, AND MICHELLE KNAUB, MSN, BSN, RN Understanding why someone commits suicide is a mystery to us, but it is especially hard to understand when a child dies by suicide. In this article, I talk with Michelle Knaub, an expert in maternal and child health.…

Care Coordination

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…

Policy Trends

Passion to Policy

BY SUSAN PLOUGH, MSN, PHCNS-BC, CCM The CARES Act contains a variety of aspects, all addressing the needs of people across the country dealing with the COVID pandemic. In terms of healthcare, it was written to support America’s healthcare system in the fight against the coronavirus and, though meant to be…

Legacy Leaders

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…


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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