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Oral Health Training for Case Managers: Improving Lives One Smile at a Time

by Michelle Christiansen, MS, PA, CN-E, CCDS, VA-BC

In this special supplement offering 4 CEUs to all case managers and sponsored by Medline Industries, the importance of oral health for older adult patients is explained. Because oral health is linked to many overall health problems, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, adult-onset diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s disease, case managers should be aware of oral health needs and how to ensure these needs are met. Patient and caregiver education is paramount.

Exam expires October 15, 2019.

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Automating Fall Detection to Prevent Morbidity and Mortality: A Personal Emergency Response System with Optimized Automatic Fall Detection

By Tine Smits, Research Scientist, Philips Research; Andrea Ryter, Senior Global Product Manager, Philips Healthcare, Home Monitoring

Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) with automatic fall detection enable your patients to get fast help for falls, even when they are unconscious, cannot push their call button, or believe the fall was not serious. This automation takes PERS one step further to provide greater safety and prevent greater morbidity and mortality.

This supplement supported by an educational grant from Philips Lifeline.

Exam expires July 15, 2019.

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Post-Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation: Considerations for Case Management

By Jackie Foster, MPH, RN, OCN; Stacy Stickney Ferguson, MSW, LICSW; Heather Sikora James, CHTC;
Elizabeth Murphy, EdD, RN; Katie Schoeppner, MSW, LICSW; Linda J Burns, MD

The second article in a series from the National Marrow Donor Program®/Be the Match® focuses on care for patients who have had an allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). Care guidelines and potential complications — both physical and psychosocial — are outlined for the case manager so the best care can be provided to post-HCT patients.

This supplement is made possible by an educational grant from National Marrow Donor Program® | Be The Match®.

Exam expires May 15, 2019.

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Accessing Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) Medication—It Takes a Village!

By J. Wesley McConnell, MD; Sally McConnell, RN; Kimberly Robinson, APRN; Susan Raspa, RN, BSN; and Janis Pruett, EdD, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Pulmonary arterial hypertension affects only a small number of people but exacts a heavy toll, such that life expectancy after diagnosis is an average 7 years and the 1-year mortality rate is 15%. In the last 4 years, four new agents have been FDA-approved, making 13 drugs available to treat the illness. But it takes a village to care for a patient with PAH, and this special supplement to CareManagement focuses on how the patient and their care team can work together to improve access to medications and provide patient education and support.

This supplement is made possible by an educational grant from Actelion Pharmaceuticals, Inc, a Janssen Pharmaceutical Company of Johnson & Johnson.

Exam expires March 20, 2019.

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Continence Management: Arming Case Managers With Tools to Improve Outcomes

Incontinence exacts a heavy physical, mental, emotional, financial, and social toll on those who have this condition. It is a symptom, rather than a disease itself, and requires skilled care management. Unfortunately, education of healthcare professionals is often lacking. This special supplement to CareManagement provides information on causes, treatments, and resources available to care managers who work with incontinent patients.

Exam expires January 16, 2019.

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Personal Emergency Response Systems for People Having Chronic Medical or Psychological Conditions/Disabilities

Don’t overlook this tool for your patients with chronic medical or psychological problems. Read about how these devices are being used by a variety of people to reduce hospitalization, emergency department visits, and unnecessary physician visits. Earn 2 CEUs after passing the exam. This supplement supported by an educational grant from Philips Lifeline.

Exam expires November 15, 2018.

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