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Clinical Accuracy Spoken Here
Colorectal Cancer On June 6th many people shared a related, very special, and personal event which was National Cancer Survivor’s Day. As treatments continue to improve lives, cancer is a chronic condition in many situations. And for others, it is remembered as time of fear, pain, treatment and uncertainty.

People dealing with CRC (colorectal cancer) will have many needs requiring assistance of a multidisciplinary team. Please visit Athena Forum’s course on CRC, module C, chapter 4 for additional information to assist the case manager in finding support for your patients.
Athena Forum: CRC, Module C www.athenaforum.com

GI Disorders: Ulcerative Colitis Thorough history of past food intake, travel experiences, sexual activity and physical symptoms are imperative in the assessment of persons with severe GI distress. For a suggested list of questions, frequently ordered laboratory tests, please visit Athena Forum’s course on GI Disorders: Module A (Ulcerative Colitis), page 36. Athena Forum: GI Disorders, Module A
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
National Transitions of Care

The healthcare industry is now recognizing what case managers have long known - the importance of ‘transitions of care’. Our patients move from hospital to home, or to a SNF; or from within the hospital: ER to the unit; or home to hospital – each transition is an opportunity to miss critical information and place patients at risk. Case managers familiar with collaboration, and working for a safe discharge now find that ALL members of the team need to be aware and included in creating a safe transition.

The National Transitions of Care Coalition was established to promote and support providers and patients in this critical safety goal. There are tools available for both patients and providers at no charge, and can be modified per the needs of an institution. Please visit www.ntocc.org.
In the Headlines . . .
In upcoming Monday Memo’s we will take a look at methods to improve and provide safe transitions of care.

June 14-20, 2010 is National Men's Health Week

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Jefferson School of Population Health
June 16 Online Open House
NEW Online Master’s Degree in Chronic Care Management
This virtual Open House — available to anyone with access to a computer and a high-speed internet connection — will present information on JSPH’s online Masters and Certificate programs in Health Policy; Healthcare Quality and Safety, and Chronic Care Management.

Jefferson’s online degree and certificate programs offer flexibility, convenience, and the same high quality as our on-site programs. Online courses provide the flexibility to work around your busy schedule and at your own pace — participating from anywhere that offers access to the internet. RSVP or info April Smith at 215-503-5305 or april.smith@jefferson.edu.

For more information about Jefferson’s MS-CCM program, visit www.jefferson.edu/population_health/

The look of confidence
  CM Excellence® Series: 
  » Principles of Case
  » Patient Advocacy
  » Utilization Management
  » Discharge Planning
  » Hospital Revenue Cycle

  Clinical Series: 
  » Asthma
  » Behavioral Health
  » Colorectal Cancer
  » COPD
  » CV Risk: Stroke & MI
  » Diabetes
  » EOL & Palliative
  » GI Disorders
  » Heart Failure
  » Multiple Sclerosis
  » Obesity Management
  » Pain Management
  » Rheumatoid Arthritis
  » Women’s Health



Cathy Wright Cathy Wright, BSN, RN
Clinical Editor
Athena Forum


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