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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164710
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
MEETING THE NEEDS OF NURSES NEW TO ONCOLOGY
Author(s):
Glemser, Elizabeth; Lindsey, Susan; Andres, Melissa
Author Details:
Elizabeth Glemser, RN BSN OCN, Clinical Educator, Name: Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: eglemser@clarian.org; Susan Lindsey, BSN, RN BC, OCN; Melissa Andres, BSN, RN
Abstract:
At the end of 2001 there were over ten million people in the US living with cancer. Last year it was predicted that 1.4 million new cases would be diagnosed, yet most schools of nursing do not provide a focus in oncology. Transitioning from nursing school or from another area of nursing into oncology causes stress, frustration and anxiety for the nurse, his/her peers, and most importantly the patient and family. Either situation catapults the nurse into an advanced beginner stage. There are generic programs that have been designed to ease this transition such as internships and residencies. They are geared toward the task related needs of the new nurse. These programs, however do not address the needs of the ôseasonedö nurse new to oncology. We have successfully addressed these issues by developing a program called OnCollege. The overall goal of the program is: Expand basic nursing knowledge to incorporate the unique needs of the adult oncology population. This provides a foundation from which the oncology nurse can promote and participate in safe, high quality, holistic oncology care. OnCollege consists of six sessions that are eight hours long, over six consecutive weeks. The content includes a variety of topics designed to differentiate between the nursing care (assess, plan, implement, evaluate) of a medical/surgical patient and nursing care of the oncology patient. Focus topics include pathophysiology and epidemiology of cancers, treatment options, quality of life, oncologic emergencies and stem cell transplant. Incorporated within the topics are critical thinking, collaboration and terminology. A Basic Knowledge Assessment Test (BKAT), specific to oncology, was developed. This test is administered prior to the course and at the end. Additional data was gathered prior to the first offering of the course and continues to be collected. This data includes patient satisfaction scores, safety and risk management data and also nursing satisfaction surveys. This presentation will share with you how we developed this course and the lessons we learned. Discussion will include curriculum, objectives, content, teaching strategies and evaluation methods.
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.titleMEETING THE NEEDS OF NURSES NEW TO ONCOLOGYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGlemser, Elizabethen_US
dc.contributor.authorLindsey, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorAndres, Melissaen_US
dc.author.detailsElizabeth Glemser, RN BSN OCN, Clinical Educator, Name: Clarian Health, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: eglemser@clarian.org; Susan Lindsey, BSN, RN BC, OCN; Melissa Andres, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164710-
dc.description.abstractAt the end of 2001 there were over ten million people in the US living with cancer. Last year it was predicted that 1.4 million new cases would be diagnosed, yet most schools of nursing do not provide a focus in oncology. Transitioning from nursing school or from another area of nursing into oncology causes stress, frustration and anxiety for the nurse, his/her peers, and most importantly the patient and family. Either situation catapults the nurse into an advanced beginner stage. There are generic programs that have been designed to ease this transition such as internships and residencies. They are geared toward the task related needs of the new nurse. These programs, however do not address the needs of the ôseasonedö nurse new to oncology. We have successfully addressed these issues by developing a program called OnCollege. The overall goal of the program is: Expand basic nursing knowledge to incorporate the unique needs of the adult oncology population. This provides a foundation from which the oncology nurse can promote and participate in safe, high quality, holistic oncology care. OnCollege consists of six sessions that are eight hours long, over six consecutive weeks. The content includes a variety of topics designed to differentiate between the nursing care (assess, plan, implement, evaluate) of a medical/surgical patient and nursing care of the oncology patient. Focus topics include pathophysiology and epidemiology of cancers, treatment options, quality of life, oncologic emergencies and stem cell transplant. Incorporated within the topics are critical thinking, collaboration and terminology. A Basic Knowledge Assessment Test (BKAT), specific to oncology, was developed. This test is administered prior to the course and at the end. Additional data was gathered prior to the first offering of the course and continues to be collected. This data includes patient satisfaction scores, safety and risk management data and also nursing satisfaction surveys. This presentation will share with you how we developed this course and the lessons we learned. Discussion will include curriculum, objectives, content, teaching strategies and evaluation methods.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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