Title

Trauma case management: a role for the advanced practice nurse.

Publication/Presentation Date

4-1-2006

Abstract

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.

Volume

13

Issue

2

First Page

70

Last Page

73

ISSN

1078-7496

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences

PubMedID

16884136

Department(s)

Patient Care Services / Nursing

Document Type

Article

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