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RN case managers and social workers have always had to work closely together in order to produce positive outcomes for their patients. Because of their close relationship, their roles and functions are unclear as to which profession performs which elements within case management.
This two-part series will review the differences and similarities between the roles of RN case managers and social workers in both the acute care and community-based settings. Our experts will review best-practice models to differentiate the complimentary skill sets of both disciplines. The program will also explore how social workers can optimize their time by working at the "top of their license" in managing the most psychosocially complex patients and families.
Whether you are an RN case manager or a social worker, you will want to participate in this series to gain skills necessary to improve your case management team’s workflow and outcomes. Learn how to meet the needs of a complex patient population!
|- CM standards of practice||- Decision support||- Patient flow|
|- Utilization||- Resource management||- Denial management|
|- Variance tracking||- Discharge planning||- Quality management|
|- Psychosocial assessment & interventions||- CM roles in acute care settings||- The FAST Approach to community CM|
|- Community case management||- Social work expertise||- Clinical information systems|
|- Risk assessment||- Social work integration||And there's more!|
|- CM process||- Assessing patient needs||- Patient flow|
|- Documentation||- Discharge planning||- CoPs on discharge planning|
|- Home care referrals||- Homebound status||- Definition of caregivers|
|- Educating family caregivers||- The discharge planning process||- Hard wiring family caregiver processes|