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Case Management Advisor – November 1, 2019

November 1, 2019

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  • Transgender Patients Experience Health Risks From Discrimination

    Transgender patients face daunting health challenges due to violence, discrimination, and stress. Case managers can help them navigate barriers to care and find providers who are knowledgeable and friendly to LGBTQ patients.

  • Tips for Case Managers to Understand Transgender Patients’ Health Needs

    Case managers can help improve healthcare access for transgender patients through proactive steps, including learning more about the terminology related to transgender identity. The first thing case managers should do to improve care of transgender patients is to know the terminology and framework involving a transgender individual.

  • Telemedicine Program Helps Manage Postpartum Hypertension

    A new study shows the benefits of developing a case management program to monitor women with pregnancy-related hypertension. Researchers found evidence of high compliance, retention, and patient satisfaction with a postpartum remote hypertension monitoring protocol.

  • In Memoriam

    Case Management Advisor remembers longtime nurse planner Margaret Leonard, MS, RN-BC, FNP, who passed away Sept. 15.

  • Ongoing Research Examines Asthma and Depression

    Older patients with asthma are an underserved population, and new research will seek answers to why these patients often experience such poor outcomes.

  • Provider Stress Can Trickle Down to Affect Patient Safety

    The healthcare industry can be stressful for everyone involved, with clinicians sometimes suffering greatly from the workload, time demands, bureaucracy, and the emotional nature of their work. Minimizing stress is important for the health of the caregivers, but also to maintain patient safety. When staff are exhausted, experiencing depersonalization from their work and feeling less effective, they are more likely to fail to follow practices that support high-quality, safer care.