Trauma case management: a role for the advanced practice nurse.
The care of a critically ill trauma patient is complex and requires the expertise and skill of many healthcare providers. Delays in injury identification and the development of a treatment plan without considering comorbid conditions impede the patient's resuscitation and recovery from the acute injury, delay the rehabilitative phase, and increase the costs. This article will discuss a strategy using an advanced practice nurse as a case manager to assist in prompt identification of the patients' pathologic and physiologic changes and psychosocial and rehabilitative needs and to orchestrate a comprehensive and consistent plan through the continuum of care.
Published In/Presented At
Umbrell C. E. (2006). Trauma case management: a role for the advanced practice nurse. Journal of trauma nursing : the official journal of the Society of Trauma Nurses, 13(2), 70–73. https://doi.org/10.1097/00043860-200604000-00009
Medicine and Health Sciences
Patient Care Services / Nursing