CMSA's 2016 Standards of Practice for Case Management Launch June 21

Submitted by Patti Sobhi, current Chapter Board Member and Chapter Past-President

 Congratulations to our Sacramento CMSA Chapter members who attended our national conference in Long Beach this past June 21-24. The planning and organization by our dedicated national board members, associates, and sponsors proved to provide an absolutely fantastic event. It was fabulous for me. I'm sure all attendees celebrate this feeling. The week was packed with information from compassionate speakers, yummy lunches and dinners, and prizes too! To be provided with an abundance of sessions containing evidence based knowledge and take home information, it was hard to decide which breakout to attend. I am enthused and energized to enhance my career and personal growth with the education and tips that were so poignantly relayed. It was a pleasure to meet attendees from all over the country, and beyond. I enjoyed interactions from two attendees from South Africa and one from Beijing China, and, attended a session with three speakers from Amsterdam! You need to know how our national healthcare is evolving. The CMSA 2016 Standards of Practice for Case Management was released at our membership session, and all attendees received a booklet. You can download this (see below) or purchase the booklets. They will be posted on the website. 

During a session, our outgoing national president, Kathy Frazer posted a quote from our American poet: 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” – Maya Angelou. 

On reflection, I evaluated what I do for me. We as care providers and caregivers put others in front of our own wellbeing - anywhere from stretching the bladder to shrinking personal health hygiene such as exercise, mental and sleep health. I have a lot to work on! Another relevant part of being at the conference, is meeting new people, sharing perspectives, socializing and making stronger bonds with those you know. I am thankful for sharing these opportunities with our chapter President Claudia, Vice President Nannette, and executive board member Dorajane. When you attend next year's conference in Austin, Texas, you'll realize what I am trying to express. Now is the time to submit your request to your employer for time off for June 27 - 29th, 2017: you may wish additional days for pre and post event conferences too. Access for more info. Investigate if your company provides funding for you to attend - the benefits are huge and can only enhance your case management skills!

What are some of your professional goals? What do you do for you? I invite you to get nourished at our local meetings, our annual Case management Week October celebration (10/12/16 at the Marriott Rancho Cordova) and, join our chapter and international members in Austin!

With warm regards,

Patti Sobhi

 Multi-State Nursing Licensure

With the development of managed care, tele-health and mobile populations, nurses are frequently required to work with patients who travel or reside across multiple state lines. Unlike driver’s licenses, many state nursing licenses are not recognized by other states.

Twenty state boards of nursing have joined together to form a Nurse Compact in which participating states mutually recognize nurse licenses from other Compact states.

To learn more about Multi-State Nursing Licensure, watch the presentation by Claudia Bray and Marilyn Edwards presented to the national conference of CSAOHN (California State Association of Occupational Health Nurses) in November 2015. (click here)

 Sacramento CMSA Chapter Information

 Chapter Dinner Meetings are held the third Wednesday of each of the following months:

January, February, March, April, May, September and November. 

 This includes a buffet dinner and a well-known speaker, providing 1 hour of continuing education credit for RNs, CCMs, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs. Everyone is welcome to attend.

All chapter dinner meetings are held at the
Rancho Cordova City Hall
American River Room North
2729 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, 95670
5:30 pm to 8:00 pm

CM Week Celebration Dinner and Resource Expo is held the second week of October.  The Expo has 45 exhibitor tables.  It is followed by a dinner and a well-known speaker, providing 1 hour continuing education credit for RNs, CCMs, MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs and/or LCSWs.

 Dates for 2016 Chapter Dinner Meetings

January 20, 2016

February 17, 2016

March 16, 2016

April 20, 2016

May 18, 2016

September 21, 2016

November 16, 2016

Other Educational Programs

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