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Patricia McCollom

Patricia McCollom, RN, MS, CRRN, CDMS, CCM, CLCP, is a President and Nurse Consultant for LifeCare Economics, LTD., and Management Consulting & Rehabilitation Services, Inc., and is CEO, International Academy of Life Care Planners, Ankeny, Iowa.  A graduate of the Master's Program in Rehabilitation, Drake University, Ms. McCollom has extensive experience in care of individuals with head trauma, spinal cord injury, and other catastrophic injury.  A Past National President of the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses, and the former Chair of the National Task Force on Case Management, she currently is the Chair of the Commission for Case Manager Certification.  At the national level, she teaches case management practice and life care planning, Ms. McCollom contributed the chapters on Case Management, Burn Rehabilitation and Cancer Rehabilitation to the 2002 Mosby text Rehabilitation Nursing, 3rd Edition and the section on Life Care Planning to the 1997 Advanced Rehabilitation Nursing Practice Core Curriculum, published by ARN.  She co-authored the section on Amputations in the Mosby publication, Case Managment Clinical Practice Guidelines, and the chapter on life care planning in the September 2000, F.A. Davis text The Nurse and the Law, She is the editor of the Journal of Life Care Planning.