Donna Williams, MSN, RN, CRRN, is a Case Manager at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, CA. She has more than 40 years of experience and is certified as a rehabilitation registered nurse. She has worked for over 25 years in case management in inpatient rehabilitation facilities and as an external case manager, working with injured workers and catastrophically injured people in the private sector. She has prepared life care plans for the purpose of projecting needs over a life span. She has spoken on case management and the transition of patients at multiple conferences. She is an active member of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN), has served as President of ARN, and has been involved in forming guidelines for leadership of the organization. As a case manager, she has worked with families and patients to ensure that they are ready for transition between care settings, attending to emotional and physical status, preparation of caregivers; the environment and follow-up care or support; and preparation for return to work. Ms. Williams has authored 5 chapters on case management as well as chapters on the roles of the rehabilitation nurse. Her aim is to coordinate care, ensuring patient-centered, time- and cost-efficient care.
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