Little Rock, AR (PRWEB) April 28, 2011 — The Case Management Society of America (CMSA) has made available its online Case Management Resource Toolbox this week. The toolbox, located at www.cmsa.org/CMToolbox, features links to a collection of over 100 case management resources, including white papers and websites that care management professionals will find useful in their practice.
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"The CMSA Toolbox is designed to help case managers at all levels of knowledge across and the care continuum develop of their individual skills and knowledge as well as to support the practice of case management as a whole,” said Teri Treiger, RN-BC, MA, CCM, CCP, CMSA President. "As a dynamic entity, the Toolbox will be updated on a perpetual basis to remain relevant and current.”
CMSA's Education Committee, led by co-chairs Cristina J. Walter, MS, RN-BC, CCM, CCP and B. K. Kizziar, RN-BC, CCM, CLCP, recently identified a need for an enduring guide to assist case managers. "It has been a collaborative effort to identify issues of common concerns relative to the current and future practice and preparation of case managers,” said Ms. Walter. "We are proud to introduce the Case Management Resource Toolbox. It is a culmination of a lot of hard work, and we know it will prove to be a valuable instrument for our members.”
The online toolbox is a CMSA member-only benefit to help care managers in their day-to-day practice as they advocate for patients' wellbeing and improved health outcomes and help patients understand their current health status, what they can do about it and why those treatments are important.
Offering browse and searchable keyword functionalities, the Toolbox features 20 categories, ranging from Aging/Eldercare to Transitional Care Resources, and 18 work settings, including Acute Care, Long-term/Sub-Acute, and Workers' Comp.
CMSA invites members to suggest new resources that might be useful for the Toolbox and plans to review suggestions periodically for inclusion. Member feedback is welcomed regarding the usage of its Toolbox and any of the resources it references.
About the Case Management Society of America (CMSA)
Established in 1990, the Case Management Society of America is an international non-profit 501(c)(6) multi-disciplinary professional association dedicated to the support and advancement of the case management profession through educational forums, networking opportunities, legislative advocacy, and establishing standards to advance the profession. It is based in Little Rock, Ark., and serves more than 20,000 members/subscribers and over 70 affiliate and pending chapters. Since its inception, CMSA has been at the forefront of setting professional standards for the industry, which allows for the highest level of efficiency and integrity, as well as developing national and local leaders who are recognized for their practice and professional excellence.
Visit http://www.cmsa.org for more information.