Navigating New Frontiers: Nursing's Role in Care Coordination
Recorded on February 20, 2013 (60 minutes)

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Care coordination is a complex concept which encompasses many aspects of care delivery, organization, and quality. Care must be coordinated not only within the practice setting, but between community settings, labs, hospitals and other locations providing patient care. In addition, coordination between nurses and doctors, specialists, family members, and others involved in treatment decisions is critical to providing the best patient care.

Nursingís holistic approach to care ensures that patientsí needs are met across settings and providers and facilitating the delivery of quality care. As front line leaders, nurses are uniquely positioned to take the lead in this area.

This webinar offers insights, case studies and strategies to advance nursingís role in the care coordination and healthcare transformation.

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Eileen Shannon Carlson, RN, JD, is the Associate Director of Government Affairs at the American Nurses Association.

Maureen Dailey, DSNc, RN, CWOCN is a Senior Policy Fellow at the National Center for Nursing Quality with the American Nurses Association.

The American Nurses Association Center for Continuing Education and Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.

ANCC Provider Number 0023.

ANA is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP6178 for 1.2 CNE (50 minute contact hour).

Navigating New Frontiers: Nursing's Role in Care Coordination provides 1.0 CNE contact hours (60 minute contact hour).

Objective 1: Analyze the role of the registered nurse in care coordination

Objective 2: Explore strategies to position nurses for current and future roles in a transformed healthcare system

Objective 3: Discuss the timing and drivers of care coordination.

Objective 4: Review models of care in which the RN is uniquely used.