Accession Number : ADA311485

Title :   Professional Nurse Case Manager Interventions In Patient Care.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Shelton, Jean M.

PDF Url : ADA311485

Report Date : 30 APR 1996

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : Research to support the practice of nursing case management is limited. Systematic study in the areas of nursing case management structure, process, and outcomes is necessary to guide the future of this practice. The purpose of this study was to systematically analyze the body of periodical literature relating to hospital-based nursing case management to identify what interventions the nurse case manager implemented in this practice setting. A content analysis methodology was utilized to describe nurse case manager interventions in thirty sample documents published between 1990 and 1995. Forty-one different nursing case management interventions were identified and coded utilizing the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) taxonomy. Nine common interventions were found in at least 33-percent of the hospital settings. They included: Critical Path Development, Surveillance, Admission Care, Health Care Information Exchange, Quality Monitoring, Discharge Planning, Teaching, Referral, and Physician Support. Research is needed to validate these findings as core interventions. Support. Research is needed to validate these findings as core interventions.

Descriptors :   *MEDICAL SERVICES, *NURSES, METHODOLOGY, MANAGEMENT, INFORMATION EXCHANGE, MONITORING, CASE STUDIES, QUALITY, PLANNING, SUPERVISORS, PATIENTS, RESEARCH MANAGEMENT, HOSPITALS, HEALTH CARE FACILITIES, PHYSICIANS, TAXONOMY, NURSING, SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT, CRITICAL PATH METHODS.

Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE