Taking Matters into Our Own Hands: Reeducation of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151939
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Presentation
Title:
Taking Matters into Our Own Hands: Reeducation of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting
Abstract:
Taking Matters into Our Own Hands: Reeducation of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomiting
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2011
Author:Haase, Curt B., RN, BSN, OCN
P.I. Institution Name:Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Title:Clinical Nurse III
[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose: Most chemotherapy patients report nausea & vomiting (NV) over the course of treatment. Historically, management of chemotherapy-induced NV (CINV) focused around pharmacologic antiemetics, though they are not entirely effective and are accompanied by undesirable side effects. Acupressure is safe, low-cost, easy-to-learn, convenient, and effectively combats CINV across healthcare settings, ages, and cancer diagnoses (Roscoe et al., 2010). Implementation by oncology nurses requires little time spent; however, acupressure is underutilized. The primary purpose is to ascertain the incidence of acupressure use for CINV by oncology nurses in an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion unit. Secondary purposes include identification of barriers oncology nurses face using acupressure with patients, as well as in educating patients and caregivers to incorporate acupressure into their daily activities.
Methods:  The nursing staff of an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion unit was educated in the purpose and technique of acupressure for CINV using the neiguan (P6) acupoint.  Informational fact cards were developed to support patient education. One year later, a nursing survey from the same unit assessed the frequency of acupressure use and the nurses' beliefs and attitudes toward acupressure for CINV. The survey elicited barriers from the nurses and their perceptions of patient barriers.
Results: One year after initial staff education, only 38% of acupressure-trained nurses surveyed offer acupressure to patients. Busy oncology nurses noted significant barriers. Eighty-eight percent of nurses not previously educated are interested in learning. Reeducation of all infusion nurses is needed to overcome barriers, ensuring oncology nurses' daily arsenals of tools includes acupressure for CINV.
Conclusion: Stressing the effectiveness, simplicity, and importance of acupressure for CINV with oncology nurses can help make it part of each chemotherapy patient visit. Having better understanding and increased comfort discussing and performing acupressure for CINV, oncology nurses can continue to empower patients and caregivers to take matters into their own hands to combat CINV.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTaking Matters into Our Own Hands: Reeducation of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea & Vomitingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151939-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Taking Matters into Our Own Hands: Reeducation of Acupressure for Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea &amp; Vomiting</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2011</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Haase, Curt B., RN, BSN, OCN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Clinical Nurse III</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">haasec@mskcc.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[22nd International Nursing Research Congress - Research Presentation] Purpose:&nbsp;Most chemotherapy patients report nausea &amp; vomiting (NV) over the course of treatment. Historically, management of chemotherapy-induced NV (CINV) focused around pharmacologic antiemetics, though they are not entirely effective and are accompanied by undesirable side effects. Acupressure is safe, low-cost, easy-to-learn, convenient, and effectively combats CINV across healthcare settings, ages, and cancer diagnoses (Roscoe et al., 2010). Implementation by oncology nurses requires little time spent; however, acupressure is underutilized. The primary purpose is to ascertain the incidence of acupressure use for CINV by oncology nurses in an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion unit. Secondary purposes include identification of barriers oncology nurses face using acupressure with patients, as well as in educating patients and caregivers to incorporate acupressure into their daily activities. <br/>Methods:&nbsp;&nbsp;The nursing staff of an ambulatory chemotherapy infusion unit was educated in the purpose and technique of acupressure for CINV using the neiguan (P6) acupoint. &nbsp;Informational fact cards were developed to support patient education. One year later, a nursing survey from the same unit assessed the frequency of acupressure use and the nurses' beliefs and attitudes toward acupressure for CINV. The survey elicited barriers from the nurses and their perceptions of patient barriers. <br/>Results:&nbsp;One year after initial staff education, only 38% of acupressure-trained nurses surveyed offer acupressure to patients. Busy oncology nurses noted significant barriers. Eighty-eight percent of nurses not previously educated are interested in learning. Reeducation of all infusion nurses is needed to overcome barriers, ensuring oncology nurses' daily arsenals of tools includes acupressure for CINV. <br/>Conclusion:&nbsp;Stressing the effectiveness, simplicity, and importance of acupressure for CINV with oncology nurses can help make it part of each chemotherapy patient visit. Having better understanding and increased comfort discussing and performing acupressure for CINV, oncology nurses can continue to empower patients and caregivers to take matters into their own hands to combat CINV.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:18:43Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:18:43Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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