Improving Outcomes in Utilization Management

Course #WC06012011

Total Course Available CE Credits: 6.75 (all modules)

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Course Director:

Linda Mascolo DNP, MSN, CNS-BC, APRN, CWON
CNS/Wound and Ostomy Care Specialist
Norwalk Hospital – Norwalk, Conn.

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Description: This course will focus on the challenges and common pitfalls—both for patients and hospitals—related to wound care. The five course modules describe the most recent information about the pathophysiology of acute and chronic wounds, their risk factors, the symptoms of each, and treatment options. The course also covers the role of the case manager in wound care with respect to management, application of cost control and quality-of-care techniques.

Business goals: After completing this course, case managers can reasonably forecast:
» Improving wound care procedures by 40 percent
» Improving wound care claims by 10 percent

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Course Modules

Module A: Pathophysiology and Prevalence of Wound Care

Module B: Complications in Wound Care

Module C: Treatments and Interventions

Module D: Prevention Strategies in Wound Care

Module E: The Case Manager’s Role in Wound Care