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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164035
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Clinical Nurse Specialist Role in Battling Breast Cancer with an All Female Team
Author(s):
Lacovara, Jane E.; Arzouman
Author Details:
Jane E. Lacovara, RN-BC, MSN, CMSN, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Arzouman, MS, APRN, BC
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of the project is for the CNS and the breast cancer patient to initiate a relationship that will facilitate their care following a mastectomy. The mastectomy patient will receive pre-op and post-op teaching and care in the clinic, and will be followed in the hospital during their post-op stay. Background: A deficit was noted in the care of the breast cancer patient. The mastectomy patient is admitted to the hospital for approximately twenty-four hours, which allows minimal time to institute a teaching plan. Many of the patients have a very hard time once they go home. Description of the Project: Two female CNS' approached the female surgeon who performs the mastectomies, and the female oncologist who also follows this patient population in search of a solution. Together this all-female team designed a united approach to the nursing, medical, educational and emotional needs of the breast cancer patient. Outcomes: The CNS' recruited community volunteers to assemble education packets for the surgical breast cancer patient. The packets consist of: a National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet entitled "Breast Cancer", a handout on the prevention of lymphedema, a surgical incision care handout, a bookmark with National Institutes of Health (NIH) phone numbers and web addresses, and a drain care handout and output log for the patients that go home with drains. Conclusions: While the project is in the infancy stage, informal feedback has been positive. The ability to follow the patient throughout the medical system is personally rewarding for the CNS. The before, during, and after hospital contact with the CNS has provided a continuous support system for the patient. Implications for Nursing Practice: A patient satisfaction survey is under development to gather data related to the outcomes of this project.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2004
Conference Name:
2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, USA
Description:
Conference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Clinical Nurse Specialist Role in Battling Breast Cancer with an All Female Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLacovara, Jane E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorArzoumanen_US
dc.author.detailsJane E. Lacovara, RN-BC, MSN, CMSN, University Medical Center, Tucson, Arizona, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Arzouman, MS, APRN, BCen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164035-
dc.description.abstractPurpose: The purpose of the project is for the CNS and the breast cancer patient to initiate a relationship that will facilitate their care following a mastectomy. The mastectomy patient will receive pre-op and post-op teaching and care in the clinic, and will be followed in the hospital during their post-op stay. Background: A deficit was noted in the care of the breast cancer patient. The mastectomy patient is admitted to the hospital for approximately twenty-four hours, which allows minimal time to institute a teaching plan. Many of the patients have a very hard time once they go home. Description of the Project: Two female CNS' approached the female surgeon who performs the mastectomies, and the female oncologist who also follows this patient population in search of a solution. Together this all-female team designed a united approach to the nursing, medical, educational and emotional needs of the breast cancer patient. Outcomes: The CNS' recruited community volunteers to assemble education packets for the surgical breast cancer patient. The packets consist of: a National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet entitled "Breast Cancer", a handout on the prevention of lymphedema, a surgical incision care handout, a bookmark with National Institutes of Health (NIH) phone numbers and web addresses, and a drain care handout and output log for the patients that go home with drains. Conclusions: While the project is in the infancy stage, informal feedback has been positive. The ability to follow the patient throughout the medical system is personally rewarding for the CNS. The before, during, and after hospital contact with the CNS has provided a continuous support system for the patient. Implications for Nursing Practice: A patient satisfaction survey is under development to gather data related to the outcomes of this project.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:40:46Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:40:46Z-
dc.conference.date2004en_US
dc.conference.name2004 NACNS Conference, Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Centuryen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: Renaissance in CNS Practice: Transforming Nursing in the 21st Century, held on March 11 to 13, 2004 in San Antonio, Texas, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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