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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164709
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
OUTCOMES OF ONCOLOGY NURSING CRITICAL CHECKS
Author(s):
Geddie, Patricia
Author Details:
Patricia Geddie, RN MS AOCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Florida, USA, email: Patricia.Geddie@orhs.org
Abstract:
Nurses responsible for administering antineoplastic agents, managing treatment related side effects and emergencies are required to have specialized expertise and clinical competency to deliver care in a safe and appropriate manner. Over the years, the number and categories of agents and side effect profiles have increased. Nurses entering into the specialty of oncology nursing can be overwhelmed by the amount of clinical knowledge, competency and responsibility that they are expected to possess. To reduce the number of oncology care related errors and improve nursing satisfaction by providing a concise checklist, "Critical Check" for the delivery of treatment and care management of oncology patients. Critical checks were written and developed by Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide a check list for common procedures and care issues for oncology patients: Chemotherapy administration, spills and extravasations; Radiation therapy; Neutropenia, Anemia, Thrombocytopenia; and Oncologic Emergencies. The Critical Checks are provided and discussed in the oncology nursing courses and are also available for printing on the hospitalÆs intranet oncology nursing site. At the bottom of each critical check, a statement is included that the critical check is not all inclusive and refers the nurse to seek out more information is needed. Verbal feedback from nurses have indicated that the critical checks are a useful tool to guide them in the care of the oncology/ hematology patient. The hospital's computer department was not able to track the number of nurses who accessed the critical checks on the intranet site. The oncology critical checks have been in existence since 2002. The critical checks have been re-evaluated and updated by a committee of oncology nursing staff, educators and advance practice nurses for content and relevance. In 2006, the hospital's intranet dedicated a site for all nursing critical checks and other nursing disciplines have posted their critical checks there as well. Critical checks for oncology nursing care are a way to provide standard and organized information about essential steps to provide and deliver care. A committee of advanced oncology practice nurses, staff nurses, educators and leadership must be committed to the ongoing evaluation and updating of the information.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleOUTCOMES OF ONCOLOGY NURSING CRITICAL CHECKSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGeddie, Patriciaen_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia Geddie, RN MS AOCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Florida, USA, email: Patricia.Geddie@orhs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164709-
dc.description.abstractNurses responsible for administering antineoplastic agents, managing treatment related side effects and emergencies are required to have specialized expertise and clinical competency to deliver care in a safe and appropriate manner. Over the years, the number and categories of agents and side effect profiles have increased. Nurses entering into the specialty of oncology nursing can be overwhelmed by the amount of clinical knowledge, competency and responsibility that they are expected to possess. To reduce the number of oncology care related errors and improve nursing satisfaction by providing a concise checklist, "Critical Check" for the delivery of treatment and care management of oncology patients. Critical checks were written and developed by Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide a check list for common procedures and care issues for oncology patients: Chemotherapy administration, spills and extravasations; Radiation therapy; Neutropenia, Anemia, Thrombocytopenia; and Oncologic Emergencies. The Critical Checks are provided and discussed in the oncology nursing courses and are also available for printing on the hospitalÆs intranet oncology nursing site. At the bottom of each critical check, a statement is included that the critical check is not all inclusive and refers the nurse to seek out more information is needed. Verbal feedback from nurses have indicated that the critical checks are a useful tool to guide them in the care of the oncology/ hematology patient. The hospital's computer department was not able to track the number of nurses who accessed the critical checks on the intranet site. The oncology critical checks have been in existence since 2002. The critical checks have been re-evaluated and updated by a committee of oncology nursing staff, educators and advance practice nurses for content and relevance. In 2006, the hospital's intranet dedicated a site for all nursing critical checks and other nursing disciplines have posted their critical checks there as well. Critical checks for oncology nursing care are a way to provide standard and organized information about essential steps to provide and deliver care. A committee of advanced oncology practice nurses, staff nurses, educators and leadership must be committed to the ongoing evaluation and updating of the information.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:34Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:34Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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