Concurrent Review Nurse
Based on established medical review standards a Concurrent Review Nurse reviews a patient’s medical records and helps make a decision on whether a patient will continue to remain at a healthcare facility or be discharged.
Concurrent Review Nurses work with the patient’s treatment team to determine the overall health of the patient and determine if they are receiving treatment that is consistent with their diagnosis and symptoms. They may also speak with the patient and family members to get an overall picture of the patient’s current medical state and their wishes regarding further treatment.
Concurrent Review Nurses create a report detailing the current patient status and to make sure the care they receive meets the standards of the healthcare facility. With this information in hand, they will create a plan for further treatment and eventual discharge from the facility.