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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164589
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EDUCATING ONCOLOGY NURSES ON NEW ACUTE LEUKEMIA DIAGONSTIC WORKUP
Author(s):
Corbitt, Nancy
Author Details:
Nancy Corbitt, RN, OCN, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: rnhvac1@comcast.net
Abstract:
Education: A new diagnosis of acute leukemia requires an immediate and extensive diagnostic evaluation that includes the need for multiple blood samples and bone marrow biopsies. They are used for immunophenotyping and cytogenetic and molecular genetic determinations. Results from these tests provide information about the type of leukemia present, help to determine the treatment plan and prognosis, as well as to monitor the patient's response to therapy. Patients and families have anxiety about these diagnostic tests and usually have many questions about why they need so many tests done. Oncology nurses who care for these patients must have the knowledge to be able to answer these questions and provide accurate patient and family education. When nurses understand the rationale for these diagnostic procedures, they are able to articulate answers to questions from patients and family members and thus decrease anxiety and increase satisfaction with care. The purpose of this poster is to describe the rationale for selected diagnostic tests used in the initial workup of patients with acute leukemia. The rationale for the following diagnostic tests will be presented: staining techniques and morphological classifications of blood cells, use of laser and computer technology with immunophenotyping with flow cytometry, genetic analysis and identification of chromosomal structures using fluorescence insitu hybridization. Oncology nurses who review this poster will gain a deeper understanding of the rationale for selected diagnostic tests used in the initial workup of patients with acute leukemia. This will enhance their ability to provide their patients and families timely and accurate education. Knowledge gained from this poster will increase oncology nurses' confidence in providing accurate information to patients and family members during this stressful time. Patients and family members need to understand the rationale for these diagnostic tests so they can more fully participate in their treatment plan.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEDUCATING ONCOLOGY NURSES ON NEW ACUTE LEUKEMIA DIAGONSTIC WORKUPen_GB
dc.contributor.authorCorbitt, Nancyen_US
dc.author.detailsNancy Corbitt, RN, OCN, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: rnhvac1@comcast.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164589-
dc.description.abstractEducation: A new diagnosis of acute leukemia requires an immediate and extensive diagnostic evaluation that includes the need for multiple blood samples and bone marrow biopsies. They are used for immunophenotyping and cytogenetic and molecular genetic determinations. Results from these tests provide information about the type of leukemia present, help to determine the treatment plan and prognosis, as well as to monitor the patient's response to therapy. Patients and families have anxiety about these diagnostic tests and usually have many questions about why they need so many tests done. Oncology nurses who care for these patients must have the knowledge to be able to answer these questions and provide accurate patient and family education. When nurses understand the rationale for these diagnostic procedures, they are able to articulate answers to questions from patients and family members and thus decrease anxiety and increase satisfaction with care. The purpose of this poster is to describe the rationale for selected diagnostic tests used in the initial workup of patients with acute leukemia. The rationale for the following diagnostic tests will be presented: staining techniques and morphological classifications of blood cells, use of laser and computer technology with immunophenotyping with flow cytometry, genetic analysis and identification of chromosomal structures using fluorescence insitu hybridization. Oncology nurses who review this poster will gain a deeper understanding of the rationale for selected diagnostic tests used in the initial workup of patients with acute leukemia. This will enhance their ability to provide their patients and families timely and accurate education. Knowledge gained from this poster will increase oncology nurses' confidence in providing accurate information to patients and family members during this stressful time. Patients and family members need to understand the rationale for these diagnostic tests so they can more fully participate in their treatment plan.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:24Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan 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.-
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