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Looking for a manual that consistently addresses the case management process regardless of practice setting, pay system, professional affiliation, or patients served? Case Manager Review Course: The Essence of Case Management, published in May 2001 by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the Institute for Research, is "the first published case management book to be inclusive of all health care disciplines in the practice of case management," according to the publishers.
The book is intended to "embrace the essence of case management across the continuum of care," says Anne Llewellyn, RN, C, BPSHSA, CCM, CRRN, CEAC, who co-wrote it with Kathleen Moreo, RN, Cm, BSN, BPSHSA, CCM, CDMS, CEAC. Llewellyn and Moreo are business partners who own PRIME Inc. in Miramar, FL. "This is for people coming into practice to understand the whole scope of practice, as well as for the experienced case manager who may have worked in only one setting, such as the hospital or in managed care," Llewellyn adds.
The book includes several case studies focusing on nursing, social work, respiratory therapy, nutrition, rehabilitation, and other specialty practice arenas, she notes. Each chapter includes review questions and answers, with rationale, to assist in studying for national examinations, and to allow the reader to learn in a user-friendly manner, she notes.
[Editor’s note: Case Manager Review Course can be purchased by calling the ANCC at (800) 924-9053. For more information, contact Anne Llewellyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.]