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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164598
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Pre-Operative Teaching: Making It More Efficient
Author(s):
Hoefling, Carmela; Scaramuzzo, Leah
Author Details:
Carmela Hoefling, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: ciniglcl@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCN
Abstract:
Education: Patients/families need to learn complex, technical information about their surgery. Current nursing practice is to provide one: one education several times a day with patients prior to surgery. The fast-paced, high-volume clinic causes time constraints making it difficult to provide in-depth teaching. Patients are anxious and overwhelmed, hindering their ability to comprehend and retain information. Failure to comprehend this information may result in poor outcomes. The purpose of developing the program was to give patients/ families an overview of the pre-peri-post-operative process using evidence-based self-management strategies and support resources. Literature supports that effective education decreases anxiety, promotes early recognition of adverse events, improves outcomes, increases patient satisfaction, and empowers patients to participate in their healthcare. The surgical nurse practitioner and nurse educator adapted the program template from the institution's radiation and treatment orientation programs. Curriculum included incision types, pre-admission testing, pain management, bowel preparations, operating/recovery room procedures, catheters, dressing care, activity restrictions, and side-effect management. Adult-learning principles support the program's structure including self-directed interactive teaching strategies using text, graphics, and audio. A surgical oncologist's input redirected the program to become tumor specific rather than general given the differences for each surgical procedure; hence the program was revised to become gastrointestinal surgical specific. Prior to the pre-operative education visit, patients will receive a packet with various printed educational resources including access to the slide show (to be available on the Internet), CD-ROM, or the Center's patient library. This format allows patients/families to review repeatedly at their own pace, share with family, and identify questions, which can be clarified at their next appointment. During the pre-operative education appointment, questions are answered and content is verbally reinforced. The pilot program is set to launch winter, 2009. It's been well received by the multidisciplinary team. At the conclusion of viewing the program, participants will complete written evaluations. Responses will be reviewed and modifications will be made. Decreased funding and staffing limitations has made patient education increasingly challenging. Oncology nurses have a plethora of opportunities for developing patient education initiatives. This cost effective, low-budget module can be adapted to meet the needs for any surgical oncology practice.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePre-Operative Teaching: Making It More Efficienten_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoefling, Carmelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorScaramuzzo, Leahen_US
dc.author.detailsCarmela Hoefling, RN, MSN, APN-C, AOCNP, Advanced Practice Nurse, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: ciniglcl@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164598-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Patients/families need to learn complex, technical information about their surgery. Current nursing practice is to provide one: one education several times a day with patients prior to surgery. The fast-paced, high-volume clinic causes time constraints making it difficult to provide in-depth teaching. Patients are anxious and overwhelmed, hindering their ability to comprehend and retain information. Failure to comprehend this information may result in poor outcomes. The purpose of developing the program was to give patients/ families an overview of the pre-peri-post-operative process using evidence-based self-management strategies and support resources. Literature supports that effective education decreases anxiety, promotes early recognition of adverse events, improves outcomes, increases patient satisfaction, and empowers patients to participate in their healthcare. The surgical nurse practitioner and nurse educator adapted the program template from the institution's radiation and treatment orientation programs. Curriculum included incision types, pre-admission testing, pain management, bowel preparations, operating/recovery room procedures, catheters, dressing care, activity restrictions, and side-effect management. Adult-learning principles support the program's structure including self-directed interactive teaching strategies using text, graphics, and audio. A surgical oncologist's input redirected the program to become tumor specific rather than general given the differences for each surgical procedure; hence the program was revised to become gastrointestinal surgical specific. Prior to the pre-operative education visit, patients will receive a packet with various printed educational resources including access to the slide show (to be available on the Internet), CD-ROM, or the Center's patient library. This format allows patients/families to review repeatedly at their own pace, share with family, and identify questions, which can be clarified at their next appointment. During the pre-operative education appointment, questions are answered and content is verbally reinforced. The pilot program is set to launch winter, 2009. It's been well received by the multidisciplinary team. At the conclusion of viewing the program, participants will complete written evaluations. Responses will be reviewed and modifications will be made. Decreased funding and staffing limitations has made patient education increasingly challenging. Oncology nurses have a plethora of opportunities for developing patient education initiatives. This cost effective, low-budget module can be adapted to meet the needs for any surgical oncology practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:03:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:03:34Z-
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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