May 2023 Featured Education

Each month, CMSA will highlight select courses from the CMSA Educational Resource Library: Our online course library with 150+ CEs for CCM, RN, SW, and CCM Ethics credits, accessible 24/7. Take advantage of additional member benefits, including free and discounted resources, through our Exclusive Member Discounts page.

For May, we are excited to feature some of our most popular RN courses in honor of Nurses Month!

Plus, don't miss this month's exclusive content from nurses and nurse case managers on our CMSA Blog.


Improving Processes in Reducing Readmissions

You will learn how you can identify process improvements in your organization and create the data for measuring your outcomes. These helpful tips can help your organization demonstrate process improvement, savings, and justification for case management services.

Earn 1 hour CE: RN, SW, and CCM

A Sense Making Approach to Motivational Interviewing

This session will describe a new sense making approach to motivational interviewing (MI), an evidence-based approach to improving treatment adherence with health behaviors and health outcomes. Cases will be used to demonstrate the effectiveness of MI skills in time limited environments.

Earn 1 hour CE: RN, SW, and CCM

CMSA Health Information Technology:  Infrastructure, Interoperability and the Impact on Case Managers

This webinar will look at the infrastructure and core of the software and IT solutions in use by case and care management professionals. Examining the infrastructure allows insight into the progress on the foundational elements of the HIT available to CM users and programs. 

Earn 1 hour CE: RN, SW and CCM Ethics

Medication History - Don't Let it be the Beginning of the End

Patient safety is a priority for healthcare providers in all healthcare settings. A core component of care impacting patient safety is the medication reconciliation process. As defined by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) medication reconciliation has three steps: verification, clarification, and reconciliation. Learners will be able to recognize the importance of a client’s medication history. 

Earn 1 hour CE: RN and CCM

Featured Webinar

Case Management Adherence and Transitions of Care Guide: Hepatic Encephalopathy

Tuesday, May 31, 2023, 5pm Eastern

1 Hour CE: RN, SW, CCM

Regardless of age, for those with cirrhosis experiencing HE, morbidity and mortality significantly increase. Prevention, and properly coordinated and transitional care after hospitalization will help decrease incidence. Case managers are on the frontline of prevention education, care coordination, and care transitions.

Nancy Skinner, RN, CCM, CMGT-BC, ACM-RN, CMCN, FCM

FREE WEBINAR for Members and Non-Members.
Made possible by Bausch Health/Salix Pharmaceuticals

May is Nurses Month and CMSA would like to take this opportunity to recognize and celebrate the hard work and dedication of nurses and nurse case managers. This year's American Nurses Association (ANA) theme, "You Make A Difference," resonates deeply with the mission and values of CMSA.

Nurses have long been the backbone of our healthcare system, providing compassionate and high-quality care to patients in various settings. They work tirelessly to ensure the best possible outcomes for their patients, often going above and beyond their call of duty. Nurse case managers play a crucial role in coordinating care and advocating for their patients. They work closely with other healthcare professionals, including physicians, social workers, and insurance providers, to ensure that patients receive the best possible care throughout their healthcare journey. Nurse case managers are skilled communicators, problem-solvers, and patient advocates who help patients navigate the complexities of the healthcare system and achieve their healthcare goals.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, nurses have been at the forefront, risking their lives to care for patients and communities. They have demonstrated unwavering courage and resilience in the face of adversity, and their contribution to the healthcare system has been immeasurable.

It's no surprise that nursing has been ranked as the most trusted profession for 21 years in a row by Gallup polls. Nurses have earned the trust and respect of the public through their commitment to providing excellent care and advocating for their patients' rights. Nurses are often the first point of contact for patients, and they play a vital role in building relationships of trust and compassion with their patients and their families.

As we celebrate Nurses Month, let’s all take a moment to thank and appreciate nurses, including nurse case managers, for their incredible contributions to healthcare. Their dedication, compassion, and expertise make a difference in the lives of patients every day. CMSA is proud to support and recognize the important work of nurses and nurse case managers, and we look forward to continuing to work together to improve patient outcomes.

At CMSA we are committed to providing resources, education, and support to help nurses and nurse case managers succeed in their roles and advance their careers. Through our conferences, webinars, and other resources, we strive to provide nurses with the tools and knowledge they need to excel in their careers and provide the best possible care to their patients.

Join us at #CMSA2023 for unparalleled education, networking, prizes, fun, and so much more: