Case Management in Nursing

NUR351

Introduction to the topics of case management in nursing. Nursing case management is an approach that focuses on the coordination, integration, and direct delivery of patient services and places internal controls on the resources used for care. Case management balances the cost and quality components of nursing service and patient care outcomes in the acute care hospital setting as well as outpatient and community-based environments including Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) arrangements. Topics include the historical perspective of health care delivery, the evolution of case management and contemporary models of case management. Emphasis on the roles of the case manager, collaboration between disciplines, and evaluative methods in case management. 3 Credits (2 Lecture - 3 Lab) Scheduled by Special Arrangement.