EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION: IMPLEMENTATION OF A THORACIC ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY MEETING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164728
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
EDUCATION AND COLLABORATION: IMPLEMENTATION OF A THORACIC ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY MEETING
Author(s):
O'Rourke, Denise
Author Details:
O'Rourke, Denise, RN OCN, MSKCC, New York, New York, USA, email: OROURKED@MSKCC.org
Abstract:
The many changes in the treatment and care of the thoracic oncology patient have presented an opportunity to provide staff education to keep nurses up to date on the latest trends. This has created the need to explore methods in which to deliver new educational information. A monthly specialty meeting was developed to provide nursing education while strengthening collaboration among treatment and office practice nurses in the outpatient department at this NCI designated cancer center. The purpose of this presentation is to make oncology nurses aware of alternate ways to promote education and encourage staff collaboration and camaraderie while enhancing professional development. A need for a monthly specialty meeting was identified and has been organized by an outpatient office practice nurse. The responsibilities to organize these meetings included reserving meeting space and time, topic selection and identification of a presenter. A needs assessment was distributed to the nursing staff to elicit information such as topics of interest and best available dates and times. Examples of some topics presented include: ôUnderstanding the Pathology of Lung Cancerö, ôBevacizumab: A New treatment Option for Non Small Cell Lung Cancerö, Care of the Patient who Undergo a Video Assisted Thoracotomyö, and ôMSKCC Survivorship Program Implementationö. The monthly specialty meeting began in January 2005. Feedback from nurses revealed positive results in terms of educational content. However, frequency of a monthly meeting is challenging for nurses due to other competing meetings. Based on this feedback, the frequency of the meetings will be decreased in 2007. In addition, new methods of sharing information are being explored. Some examples include distributing educational content via e-mail and intermittently using fifteen minutes of staff meetings to deliver information. Another option includes conducting a journal club several times per year to critique and discuss relevant information related to the care of the lung cancer patient. The thoracic specialty meeting proves to be a valuable source of new information and education for nursing staff. This presentation will outline the process utilized in the development of a monthly specialty meeting. This model can be used by all oncology nurses working in clinical practice.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleEDUCATION AND COLLABORATION: IMPLEMENTATION OF A THORACIC ONCOLOGY SPECIALTY MEETINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorO'Rourke, Deniseen_US
dc.author.detailsO'Rourke, Denise, RN OCN, MSKCC, New York, New York, USA, email: OROURKED@MSKCC.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164728-
dc.description.abstractThe many changes in the treatment and care of the thoracic oncology patient have presented an opportunity to provide staff education to keep nurses up to date on the latest trends. This has created the need to explore methods in which to deliver new educational information. A monthly specialty meeting was developed to provide nursing education while strengthening collaboration among treatment and office practice nurses in the outpatient department at this NCI designated cancer center. The purpose of this presentation is to make oncology nurses aware of alternate ways to promote education and encourage staff collaboration and camaraderie while enhancing professional development. A need for a monthly specialty meeting was identified and has been organized by an outpatient office practice nurse. The responsibilities to organize these meetings included reserving meeting space and time, topic selection and identification of a presenter. A needs assessment was distributed to the nursing staff to elicit information such as topics of interest and best available dates and times. Examples of some topics presented include: ôUnderstanding the Pathology of Lung Cancerö, ôBevacizumab: A New treatment Option for Non Small Cell Lung Cancerö, Care of the Patient who Undergo a Video Assisted Thoracotomyö, and ôMSKCC Survivorship Program Implementationö. The monthly specialty meeting began in January 2005. Feedback from nurses revealed positive results in terms of educational content. However, frequency of a monthly meeting is challenging for nurses due to other competing meetings. Based on this feedback, the frequency of the meetings will be decreased in 2007. In addition, new methods of sharing information are being explored. Some examples include distributing educational content via e-mail and intermittently using fifteen minutes of staff meetings to deliver information. Another option includes conducting a journal club several times per year to critique and discuss relevant information related to the care of the lung cancer patient. The thoracic specialty meeting proves to be a valuable source of new information and education for nursing staff. This presentation will outline the process utilized in the development of a monthly specialty meeting. This model can be used by all oncology nurses working in clinical practice.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:53Z-
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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