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Discharge Planning: 3 essential elements As the Case Manager begins the process of coordination and establish a safe transition of care it is imperative to know what the plan is. What is expected by the patient and family? What is the clinical need as determined by the physician? What is being recommended by the multidisciplinary team? Athena Forum’s CM Excellence Series has a course devoted to Discharge Planning containing valuable information.

“By the time the plan reaches this stage, the patient, family, and discharge team have all decided that the plan is:
• Realistic
• Workable
• Affordable”

Visit: Athena Forum’s course on Discharge Planning Module A: Discharge Planning page 30.

Athena Forum: Discharge Planning, Module A, page 30 www.athenaforum.com

Diabetes: the importance of good nutrition There is clear trending of the increases of obesity in the US followed by the increases in Diabetes – diet can make a difference. Diabetic patients have much to learn about how the food they select impacts their disease management. Athena Forum’s Diabetes course offers details on role of nutrients including carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals.

Successful nutrition therapy involves a process of problem solving, adjustment, and readjustment.

Visit: Athena Forum’s course on Diabetes, Module D: Standards of Medical Care in Diabetes, chapters 1 and 2 on nutrition.

Athena Forum: Diabetes, Module D, Chapters 1 and 2
Excellence in Case Mgmnt
November is American Diabetes Month.
In the Headlines . . .
Diabetes.org: The ADA is producing a video to stop diabetes.

This month the American Diabetes Association asks: "How will you Stop Diabetes¨? The future is in your hands." This renowned organization is working in today’s video mode by asking people to submit their own message of how to stop diabetes (click here for more information). We KNOW that the numbers of Americans with diabetes is growing – 24million diagnosed and up to 57 million undiagnosed. Everyone is a part of this effort. You may not wish to send a video, but you can ask – what can you do help stop this disease.

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No matter what its appearance – diabetes, hypertension, arthritis, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer or COPD – chronic disease is the greatest contributor to the cost of healthcare in the United States.

The Jefferson School of Population Health’s online Master of Science in Chronic Care Management (MS-CCM) stresses chronic illness prevention and wellness, integrates evidence-based guidelines, includes behavioral health concerns, and appreciates cultural and individual variation.

The program prepares leaders to critically analyze, design, implement and evaluate systems to improve chronic illness prevention and care management across various health care settings and populations

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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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