What Does It Mean to Be a Professional?
What Does It Mean to Be a Professional? BY REBECCA PEREZ, RN, BSN, CCM All professions have unique skills, knowledge, and ethical standards that guide the professional in what knowledge and responsibilities are required and how to execute what has been learned. Three features characterize a profession and professional values: 1. Specialized training 2. Recognition […]
Technology Improving Health and Wellness
Technology Improving Health and Wellness BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN As a child, I remember watching space travel and future world television shows and movies. I thought some of the technology advancements were far-fetched and would never come to reality in my lifetime. Admittedly, I was wrong, and much of what […]
What to Do About the Patient You Worry About After Discharge?
What to Do About the Patient You Worry About After Discharge? BY SARAH L. SZANTON, PhD, ANP, SUZANNE HAVRILLA, PT, DPT, AND DIANE LEPLEY, RN, MSN Do you worry about some patients after they leave the hospital? You might wonder how they will navigate stair climbing and showers. Maybe they live alone and are unable […]
Transitions of Care: The Importance of Post-Acute Continuum Relationships
Transitions of Care: The Importance of Post-Acute Continuum Relationships BY JOSE ALEJANDRO, PhD, RN-BC, MBA, CCM, FACHE, FAAN The summer has come to a close quickly after such a wonderful CMSA Annual Conference & Expo in Chicago. Each year, this event allows me to network and learn from peers on innovative ways to tackle the […]