Attributes of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Care Coordination for Children With Medical Complex

Authors, Primary Cady,Rhonda, G.;Kelly,Anne, M.;Finkelstein,Stanley, M.;Looman,Wendy, S.;Garwick,Ann, W.
Title Primary Attributes of Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Care Coordination for Children With Medical Complexity
Periodical Full Journal of Pediatric Healthcare
Pub Year 2014
Volume 28
issue 4
Start Page 305-312
Abstract Abstract: Care coordination is an essential component of the pediatric health care home. This study investigated the attributes of relationship-based advanced practice registered nurse care coordination for children with medical complexity enrolled in a tertiary hospital–based health care home. Retrospective review of 2,628 care coordination episodes conducted by telehealth over a consecutive 3-year time period for 27 children indicated that parents initiated the majority of episodes and the most frequent reason was acute and chronic condition management. During this period, care coordination episodes tripled, with a significant increase (p < .001) between years 1 and 2. The increased episodes could explain previously reported reductions in hospitalizations for this group of children. Descriptive analysis of a program-specific survey showed that parents valued having a single place to call and assistance in managing their child’s complex needs. The advanced practice registered nurse care coordination model has potential for changing the health management processes for children with medical complexity.
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Topic Tag(s) Care Coordination
Special Population(s) Children with Special Needs
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