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Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management

presented by Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC and Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

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Financial: Tina Marrelli is an employee and share holder of Marrelli and Assoc. Inc, with book sales. Tina Marrelli is a share holder with book sales of Innovative Caregiving Solutions LLC. Tina Marrelli is an author who receives book royalties from Sigma Theta Tau International Publishing. Tina Marrelli receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There are no financial interests beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Tina Marrelli has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.
Financial: Cathleen Armato is a share holder with Armato & Associates, LLC. Cathleen Armato receives compensation from MedBridge for this course. There is no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Cathleen Armato has no competing non-financial interests or relationships with regard to the content presented in this course.

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Fundamentals of Chronic Condition Management will prepare clinicians to form a successful partnership with their patients who are managing complex health conditions on a daily basis. This course provides an overview of chronic condition management in the United States and how it has changed over time. Chronic condition management models will be reviewed, with emphasis on patient self-management. This course provides practical tips and tools to help the patient and clinician map out a plan and successfully navigate that plan to healthier living with managed conditions.

Meet Your Instructors

Cathleen Armato, RN, CHC

Cathleen Armato is an experienced executive with 22 years in the home care and hospice industry. She has served in various roles during that time, including VP of operations and chief compliance officer for a nationwide healthcare provider. In 2012, Cat became a consultant. Since that time, she has assisted multiple organizations with their compliance…

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Tina Marrelli, MSN, MA, RN, FAAN

Tina Marrelli is the president of Marrelli and Associates, Inc., a publishing and consulting firm working in home care for more than 30 years. Tina is the author of 13 books, including the Handbook of Home Health Standards: Quality, Documentation, and Reimbursement (6th edition, 2018). Other books include A Guide for Caregiving: What's Next? Planning…

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1. Defining Chronic Condition Management and Identifying Barriers

This chapter looks at the definition of chronic condition management and how chronic conditions have changed in the last few decades. We will look at examples of chronic conditions as well as statistics about chronic conditions in the United States. This chapter also reviews patient, clinician, and system barriers. With this knowledge, the health care provider can continually assess for actual or potential obstacles to success.

2. Chronic Condition Management Models

This chapter discusses the evolution of chronic condition care and reviews chronic condition management models and best practices. Strategies to improve care of patients with multiple chronic conditions will be discussed. A patient case scenario will be introduced for review and consideration.

3. The Patient-Clinician Partnership

Patient self-management is the primary goal of the support system of caregivers and the health care team. Communication with vulnerable patients and addressing special population needs will be reviewed. Customized and personalized care that is patient centered will de discussed. The patient case scenario introduced in the prior chapter will be developed as an exemplar.

4. Tools for the Patient-Clinician Partnership

After the clinician has assessed the patient and the support system, a holistic plan needs to be developed. This chapter provides practical tools for the clinician to use to partner with the patient in his/her efforts to manage chronic conditions. This chapter will integrate information from prior chapters for clinicians to be able to apply the concepts presented to their practices and at their organizations.

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