Partnering to Build a Web-Based Case Management Instructional Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/148319
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnering to Build a Web-Based Case Management Instructional Program
Abstract:
Partnering to Build a Web-Based Case Management Instructional Program
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:November 10 - 14, 2001
Author:Fletcher, Katherine
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas
Learner Objectives for the Presentation: 1. Discuss the purpose of the web-based RN case management instructional program. 2. Describe the process to create the web-based case management instructional program for clinical nurses. 3. Describe the benefits and barriers to the web-based continuing nursing education format for presenting case management content to clinical nurses. Description of presentation: The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a creative strategy to prepare registered nurses (RNs) to practice in the case manager/care coordinator role. The mission was achieved through a partnership between the nursing faculty at the University of Kansas School of Nursing and the care coordinators at the University of Kansas Hospital. Case management has been viewed as a methodology to decrease the fragmentation of health care for the consumer and also as a strategy to decrease health care cost. Since the health care industry has shifted priority to cost-effective, quality health care, there has been an increase in career opportunities in case management. Registered nurses of varied educational backgrounds are being chosen for these positions. Many schools of nursing, however, have not prepared their graduates to perform in this role. The nurses assuming this role have learned the necessary skills through personal experience, trial and error, networking, conferences, and reading the limited number of interdisciplinary journals. This project was designed to provide a series of modules that provide a formalized, flexible educational program to prepare RNs to acquire skills that are necessary to fill the role of case manager/care coordinator in health care institutions. The modules are constructed in a web-based format around five topics: health care finance, environment of the case manager, outcomes management, case finding and discharge teaching. The analogy of rafting is chosen as a theme to unite the module topics because the group envisioned case management much like guiding a raft along the white water of a fast moving stream. The home page is labeled “Rafting the Whitewaters of Case Management”. The web-based format enables students to have flexibility as to the time and place they would access the content. The modules are constructed utilizing a continuing education layout suggested by the Kansas University School of Nursing Continuing Education Department. Each of the five modules has distinct, independent content to allow the student to take one module or to take a series of modules in any order they prefer. This allows the participants (RN) to enroll in the particular module(s) they feel best meets their individual learning needs. It is also important that each module be interactive. The intention of the module is for each student to be able to practice the skills learned in the module. One method utilized is the integration of case studies. Assignments within the modules direct the student to utilize these case studies to practice learned skills. The modules also contain other creative strategies to encourage student participation and use of web resources.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
10-Nov-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePartnering to Build a Web-Based Case Management Instructional Programen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/148319-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Partnering to Build a Web-Based Case Management Instructional Program</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">November 10 - 14, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Fletcher, Katherine</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Learner Objectives for the Presentation: 1. Discuss the purpose of the web-based RN case management instructional program. 2. Describe the process to create the web-based case management instructional program for clinical nurses. 3. Describe the benefits and barriers to the web-based continuing nursing education format for presenting case management content to clinical nurses. Description of presentation: The purpose of this project is to develop and implement a creative strategy to prepare registered nurses (RNs) to practice in the case manager/care coordinator role. The mission was achieved through a partnership between the nursing faculty at the University of Kansas School of Nursing and the care coordinators at the University of Kansas Hospital. Case management has been viewed as a methodology to decrease the fragmentation of health care for the consumer and also as a strategy to decrease health care cost. Since the health care industry has shifted priority to cost-effective, quality health care, there has been an increase in career opportunities in case management. Registered nurses of varied educational backgrounds are being chosen for these positions. Many schools of nursing, however, have not prepared their graduates to perform in this role. The nurses assuming this role have learned the necessary skills through personal experience, trial and error, networking, conferences, and reading the limited number of interdisciplinary journals. This project was designed to provide a series of modules that provide a formalized, flexible educational program to prepare RNs to acquire skills that are necessary to fill the role of case manager/care coordinator in health care institutions. The modules are constructed in a web-based format around five topics: health care finance, environment of the case manager, outcomes management, case finding and discharge teaching. The analogy of rafting is chosen as a theme to unite the module topics because the group envisioned case management much like guiding a raft along the white water of a fast moving stream. The home page is labeled &ldquo;Rafting the Whitewaters of Case Management&rdquo;. The web-based format enables students to have flexibility as to the time and place they would access the content. The modules are constructed utilizing a continuing education layout suggested by the Kansas University School of Nursing Continuing Education Department. Each of the five modules has distinct, independent content to allow the student to take one module or to take a series of modules in any order they prefer. This allows the participants (RN) to enroll in the particular module(s) they feel best meets their individual learning needs. It is also important that each module be interactive. The intention of the module is for each student to be able to practice the skills learned in the module. One method utilized is the integration of case studies. Assignments within the modules direct the student to utilize these case studies to practice learned skills. The modules also contain other creative strategies to encourage student participation and use of web resources.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:43:26Z-
dc.date.issued2001-11-10en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:43:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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