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Activity Steps


Increased healthcare costs create a need to provide less expensive care while still achieving good outcomes. Gaps in workflows and communication channels are barriers to the flow of hospital discharge. The authors describe a process that included a newer model of case management. This interdisciplinary model incorporated the involvement of all stakeholders. It also streamlined the discharge process, closed gaps within workflows and communication channels.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Identify the barriers that contributed to delays in discharge for pediatric patients requiring orthopedic surgery.
  2. Describe the roles and responsibilities of the newly developed orthopedic NCM role.
  3. Discern how the NCM role affected hospital and patient outcomes.
Price: $24.95


  • NAHQ 2.5 CEH

This continuing education (CE) activity is provided by Lippincott Professional Development and has been approved by the National Association for Healthcare Quality (NAHQ) for 2.5 CPHQ CE Hours. CPHQ CE Hours are based on a 60-minute hour. This CE is approved for meeting requirements for certification renewal.

Test Code: PCM0723AHQ
Published: Jul/Aug 2023
Expires: 7/1/2024
Required Passing Score: 7/10 (70%)
Authors: Maryanne Bourque, MS, BSN, RN, ACM-RN, CRCR; Elizabeth A. McCarraher, MSN, RN