Nursing Case Management
The case management professional, I interviewed was N. Ledbetter, RN, BSN. She is a case manager for surgical inpatient Medicare patients at an acute hospital in Maine. N. Ledbetter has been a nurse for 16 years. She has been …show more content…
That depend on the patient and the diagnosis. The initial assignment of the patient and then as needed for updates. You are the primary worker on the patient’s care
Question #7- Can you track or even ask the patient if the patients are getting medications from different physicians? In EPIC you can see who is prescribing the medications and which pharmacies are filling the prescriptions.
Question #8-What other resources do you use? We also work with the utilization review team, discharge planning, social workers, rehab, and any clinics. We also incorporate the families input into the planning as …show more content…
We use the computer system EPIC to write the notes and information on the patients.
Question #10- What happens when you start seeing several admissions by the patient? We take a look at what is happening to the patient and the surrounding circumstances leading to the admissions. We would see if the patient was compliant with the services provided. The next interviewee was Dr. Gregory Sheehan. Dr. Sheehan works for Spectrum Medical Group, which is Anesthesiology and Pain Management, located in South Portland. Dr. Sheehan is employed by Maine Medical Center. Dr. Sheehan did his medical school at Stoney Brook University Medical Center, and his residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center. The interview was conducted face to face. (G.Sheehan, “personal communication”, October 17, 2016).
I did ask permission first if I could interview him with some questions about treating patients with chronic pain the day of surgery. I identified why I was asking the questions of him about chronic pain patients. Dr. Sheehan did say that he would answer the questions the best way that he