Care Coordination for Children With Complex Special Health Care Needs: The Value of the Advanced Practice Nurse's Enhanced Scope of Knowledge and Practice

Wendy S Looman, Elizabeth Presler, Mary M. Erickson, Ann E Garwick, Rhonda G. Cady, Anne M. Kelly, Stanley M Finkelstein

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Abstract

Efficiency and effectiveness of care coordination depends on a match between the needs of the population and the skills, scope of practice, and intensity of services provided by the care coordinator. Existing literature that addresses the relevance of the advanced practice nurse (APN) role as a fit for coordination of care for children with special health care needs (SHCN) is limited. The objective of this article is to describe the value of the APN's enhanced scope of knowledge and practice for relationship-based care coordination in health care homes that serve children with complex SHCN. The TeleFamilies project is provided as an example of the integration of an APN care coordinator in a health care home for children with SHCN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-303
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Pediatric Health Care
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • Advanced practice nursing
  • Care coordination
  • Children with medical complexity
  • Health care home
  • Special health care needs

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