DESIGNING A CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENT EDUCATION CLASS FOR MULTIPLE CLINICAL SITES AT AN NCI-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164730
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DESIGNING A CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENT EDUCATION CLASS FOR MULTIPLE CLINICAL SITES AT AN NCI-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTER
Author(s):
Pohland, Patricia; Westbrook, Beth; Woo, Debra; Balint, Laura; Gallagher, Trish; Simo, Deb
Author Details:
Patricia Pohland, RN ,BSN, OCN, Medical Oncology-Advanced Clinical Nurse, The University Hospitals of Cleveland-The Ireland Cancer Center, Orange Village, Ohio, USA, email: Patricia.Pohland@UHHospitals.org; Beth Westbrook, RN, BSN, OCN; Debra Woo, RN, BSN, OCN; Laura Balint, RN; Trish Gallagher, RN, BSN; Deb Simo, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Providing high-quality, comprehensive education to the patient beginning chemotherapy is essential to achieving good self-care outcomes. However, creating and implementing an organized, consistent educational approach across multiple outpatient clinical sites of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is challenging. Oncology nurses noted several barriers that contributed to ineffective patient education: the absence of scheduled nursing time for education, various teaching methods utilized by nurses, and inconsistent instructions. Patient-related barriers included lack of patient time and high levels of anxiety. The purpose of this project was to design and implement a formal, evidenced-based chemotherapy education class for patients and their significant others to optimize the learning experience and standardize education across settings. Six oncology staff nurses met weekly over six months to define goals and processes required to create a formal education experience for patients. Consideration was given to logistics including the setting, learning materials, length of class time, and training of oncology nurse instructors. Evidenced-based resources were used to design the curriculum, which reviewed basic concepts of chemotherapy, side effects and symptom management. A PowerPoint presentation and a chemotherapy class folder, including specific symptom management tools, were developed to reinforce key messages. Projected implementation of the class is January 2007. There were multiple evaluation steps throughout the project. Nurses critically reviewed course content and print materials for consistency with ONS evidenced-based practice guidelines. Further feedback of the course content was obtained from a focus group, physicians, other oncology nurses within the hospital system and the cancer centerÆs patient education committee. A patient satisfaction survey was designed to aid in future refinement of the class. Although challenging, implementation of a chemotherapy class will benefit patients by allowing education to occur in a timely and relaxed manner. The use of evidenced-based resources not only facilitated achieving consensus on class content among oncology nurses, but also assured establishment of a high quality, comprehensive standard for patient education across multiple clinical sites.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDESIGNING A CHEMOTHERAPY PATIENT EDUCATION CLASS FOR MULTIPLE CLINICAL SITES AT AN NCI-DESIGNATED CANCER CENTERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPohland, Patriciaen_US
dc.contributor.authorWestbrook, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.authorWoo, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorBalint, Lauraen_US
dc.contributor.authorGallagher, Trishen_US
dc.contributor.authorSimo, Deben_US
dc.author.detailsPatricia Pohland, RN ,BSN, OCN, Medical Oncology-Advanced Clinical Nurse, The University Hospitals of Cleveland-The Ireland Cancer Center, Orange Village, Ohio, USA, email: Patricia.Pohland@UHHospitals.org; Beth Westbrook, RN, BSN, OCN; Debra Woo, RN, BSN, OCN; Laura Balint, RN; Trish Gallagher, RN, BSN; Deb Simo, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164730-
dc.description.abstractProviding high-quality, comprehensive education to the patient beginning chemotherapy is essential to achieving good self-care outcomes. However, creating and implementing an organized, consistent educational approach across multiple outpatient clinical sites of an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center is challenging. Oncology nurses noted several barriers that contributed to ineffective patient education: the absence of scheduled nursing time for education, various teaching methods utilized by nurses, and inconsistent instructions. Patient-related barriers included lack of patient time and high levels of anxiety. The purpose of this project was to design and implement a formal, evidenced-based chemotherapy education class for patients and their significant others to optimize the learning experience and standardize education across settings. Six oncology staff nurses met weekly over six months to define goals and processes required to create a formal education experience for patients. Consideration was given to logistics including the setting, learning materials, length of class time, and training of oncology nurse instructors. Evidenced-based resources were used to design the curriculum, which reviewed basic concepts of chemotherapy, side effects and symptom management. A PowerPoint presentation and a chemotherapy class folder, including specific symptom management tools, were developed to reinforce key messages. Projected implementation of the class is January 2007. There were multiple evaluation steps throughout the project. Nurses critically reviewed course content and print materials for consistency with ONS evidenced-based practice guidelines. Further feedback of the course content was obtained from a focus group, physicians, other oncology nurses within the hospital system and the cancer centerÆs patient education committee. A patient satisfaction survey was designed to aid in future refinement of the class. Although challenging, implementation of a chemotherapy class will benefit patients by allowing education to occur in a timely and relaxed manner. The use of evidenced-based resources not only facilitated achieving consensus on class content among oncology nurses, but also assured establishment of a high quality, comprehensive standard for patient education across multiple clinical sites.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:05:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:05:55Z-
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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