"WE CAN DO IT BETTER!" AN INNOVATIVE STUDY BY DIRECT CARE ONCOLOGY NURSES TO OPTIMIZE THE CHEMOTHERAPY VALIDATION PROCESS

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164737
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
"WE CAN DO IT BETTER!" AN INNOVATIVE STUDY BY DIRECT CARE ONCOLOGY NURSES TO OPTIMIZE THE CHEMOTHERAPY VALIDATION PROCESS
Author(s):
Swisher, Brandi; Kutzler, Deidre; Kratz, Melissa; Peter, Debra; Rosenthal, Maryann; Gogal, Christina; Bokovoy, Joanna
Author Details:
Brandi Swisher, RN, BSN, Direct care oncology nurse, Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, email: melissa.kratz@lvh.com; Deidre Kutzler, RN, BSN; Melissa Kratz, RN, MSN, AOCN; Debra Peter, RN, BC, MSN; Maryann Rosenthal, RN, MSN; Christina Gogal, BS; Joanna Bokovoy, RN, DrPH
Abstract:
Oncology therapy has broadened considerably over the past decade. To promote safety and provide optimal up-to-date oncology care, it is essential for nurses to competently administer antineoplastic drugs. Staff nurses on an inpatient oncology nursing unit at an 820-bed tertiary care Magnet community hospital initiated a study to identify novice and experienced nurse perceptions of the current chemotherapy validation process and to obtain recommendations for improvements in this process. This study ascribes to BennerÆs Philosophy in Nursing Practice to define skills and traits related to the chemotherapy validation process which are associated with novice or expert nurses. These are the baseline results of a prospective, pre/post intervention study. Two unique surveys were designed, and face and content validity was established. The entire population of nurses (N=31) on the oncology unit of interest was selected and given one of two surveys: 1) Survey targeting experienced oncology nurses (preceptor for the chemo validation process and had at least 1.5 years experience on the oncology unit), and 2) Survey targeting nurses newly hired on the unit (not a chemotherapy validation preceptor and had two years or less experience on the oncology unit). A 5-point Likert scale was used to identify level of familiarity and experience with various chemotherapy administration procedures, and open-ended questions were included for more information and recommendations on chemotherapy validation process improvement. Quantitative data were analyzed using the SPSS statistical program. Open-ended questions were analyzed using qualitative methods. As expected, novice nurses (N=15) were younger and had less oncology nursing experience than experienced nurses (N=16). Sixty-two percent of new nurses listed having either a preceptor or validation process as most helpful in the validation process. Sixty-three percent of experienced nurses felt that a validation checklist, an identified preceptor and a preceptor course were crucial for new nurses. Staffing was listed by both experienced and novice nurses as a barrier towards effective chemotherapy preceptoring. Results from this baseline survey are being used to create a better chemotherapy validation process to improve safety and care on this oncology unit, providing a template to be used on other oncology units nationwide.
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.title"WE CAN DO IT BETTER!" AN INNOVATIVE STUDY BY DIRECT CARE ONCOLOGY NURSES TO OPTIMIZE THE CHEMOTHERAPY VALIDATION PROCESSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSwisher, Brandien_US
dc.contributor.authorKutzler, Deidreen_US
dc.contributor.authorKratz, Melissaen_US
dc.contributor.authorPeter, Debraen_US
dc.contributor.authorRosenthal, Maryannen_US
dc.contributor.authorGogal, Christinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBokovoy, Joannaen_US
dc.author.detailsBrandi Swisher, RN, BSN, Direct care oncology nurse, Lehigh Valley Hospital & Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA, email: melissa.kratz@lvh.com; Deidre Kutzler, RN, BSN; Melissa Kratz, RN, MSN, AOCN; Debra Peter, RN, BC, MSN; Maryann Rosenthal, RN, MSN; Christina Gogal, BS; Joanna Bokovoy, RN, DrPHen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164737-
dc.description.abstractOncology therapy has broadened considerably over the past decade. To promote safety and provide optimal up-to-date oncology care, it is essential for nurses to competently administer antineoplastic drugs. Staff nurses on an inpatient oncology nursing unit at an 820-bed tertiary care Magnet community hospital initiated a study to identify novice and experienced nurse perceptions of the current chemotherapy validation process and to obtain recommendations for improvements in this process. This study ascribes to BennerÆs Philosophy in Nursing Practice to define skills and traits related to the chemotherapy validation process which are associated with novice or expert nurses. These are the baseline results of a prospective, pre/post intervention study. Two unique surveys were designed, and face and content validity was established. The entire population of nurses (N=31) on the oncology unit of interest was selected and given one of two surveys: 1) Survey targeting experienced oncology nurses (preceptor for the chemo validation process and had at least 1.5 years experience on the oncology unit), and 2) Survey targeting nurses newly hired on the unit (not a chemotherapy validation preceptor and had two years or less experience on the oncology unit). A 5-point Likert scale was used to identify level of familiarity and experience with various chemotherapy administration procedures, and open-ended questions were included for more information and recommendations on chemotherapy validation process improvement. Quantitative data were analyzed using the SPSS statistical program. Open-ended questions were analyzed using qualitative methods. As expected, novice nurses (N=15) were younger and had less oncology nursing experience than experienced nurses (N=16). Sixty-two percent of new nurses listed having either a preceptor or validation process as most helpful in the validation process. Sixty-three percent of experienced nurses felt that a validation checklist, an identified preceptor and a preceptor course were crucial for new nurses. Staffing was listed by both experienced and novice nurses as a barrier towards effective chemotherapy preceptoring. Results from this baseline survey are being used to create a better chemotherapy validation process to improve safety and care on this oncology unit, providing a template to be used on other oncology units nationwide.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:06:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:06:03Z-
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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