The CNS as Trauma Case Manager: A New Frontier

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Abstract

THE CARE OF the trauma patient requires highly specialized skills to meet the clinical and financial challenges that face the health care practitioner caring for this patient population. The role of the trauma case manager in a community hospital setting incorporates the roles of expert clinician, educator, consultant, researcher, and manager into daily practice utilizing a multidisciplinary care delivery process. This process provides the link between quality of care and cost-effective care. Trauma case management is an ideal role for a CNS.

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