The Development of a Patient Self-Care Tool for the Care and Management of Tube Feedings

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164798
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development of a Patient Self-Care Tool for the Care and Management of Tube Feedings
Author(s):
Royster, Katrice; Mitzel, Donna; Athas, Mindy; Gittens, Allison
Author Details:
Katrice Royster, RN, MS, OCN, Senior Clinical Nurse I, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: Kroyster@umm.edu; Donna Mitzel, RN, OCN; Mindy Athas, RD, LDN, CDE; Allison Gittens, RN
Abstract:
Education: During the course of cancer treatment, many oncology patients require some type of enteral nutrition to support their nutritional needs and to enable them to complete their therapy as planned. While many oncology patients receive enteral nutrition in the hospital, some require a continuation of this at home. With the increased use of outpatient therapies, the number of patients who require enteral nutrition at home has increased. Patients who will be discharged to home on enteral nutrition need to know how to care for and manage their feeding tubes. Inpatient oncology patients and their care takers often receive an enormous amount of information in preparation for discharge. Patients and caretakers prefer to have written material that they can refer to at home. Our cancer center patient education committee identified the need for patient education materials to help patients and their caretakers manage enteral nutrition at home. This poster describes a specialized oncology patient discharge teaching tool created to help patients and caretakers perform effective self-care at home. Members of our Patient Education Committee include representatives from nursing (inpatient and ambulatory), nutritional support and pastoral care. The Committee reviewed the evidence (research and non-research based) to develop an evidence-based teaching guideline on the care and administration of enteral feeding in the home setting. The teaching guidelines were piloted with several patients. Patients and care takers reported that the guidelines were easy to understand and use at home. Information given during hospitalization was reinforced through the teaching guidelines. Patients and caretakers found them to be a helpful resource. The teaching guidelines were approved by our hospital multidisciplinary patient education committee. The teaching guidelines have been fully implemented and are available as a teaching resource on our intranet. Evaluation from patients and family members is on-going. Having evidence-based teaching guidelines is helpful for nurses to standardize discharge teaching related to self care management of enteral feeding in the home setting. Because patients and families receive so much information prior to discharge from the hospital, they appreciate having clear concise guidelines to refer to once they are home.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2009
Conference Name:
34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
San Antonio, Texas, 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.titleThe Development of a Patient Self-Care Tool for the Care and Management of Tube Feedingsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRoyster, Katriceen_US
dc.contributor.authorMitzel, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAthas, Mindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorGittens, Allisonen_US
dc.author.detailsKatrice Royster, RN, MS, OCN, Senior Clinical Nurse I, University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, email: Kroyster@umm.edu; Donna Mitzel, RN, OCN; Mindy Athas, RD, LDN, CDE; Allison Gittens, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164798-
dc.description.abstractEducation: During the course of cancer treatment, many oncology patients require some type of enteral nutrition to support their nutritional needs and to enable them to complete their therapy as planned. While many oncology patients receive enteral nutrition in the hospital, some require a continuation of this at home. With the increased use of outpatient therapies, the number of patients who require enteral nutrition at home has increased. Patients who will be discharged to home on enteral nutrition need to know how to care for and manage their feeding tubes. Inpatient oncology patients and their care takers often receive an enormous amount of information in preparation for discharge. Patients and caretakers prefer to have written material that they can refer to at home. Our cancer center patient education committee identified the need for patient education materials to help patients and their caretakers manage enteral nutrition at home. This poster describes a specialized oncology patient discharge teaching tool created to help patients and caretakers perform effective self-care at home. Members of our Patient Education Committee include representatives from nursing (inpatient and ambulatory), nutritional support and pastoral care. The Committee reviewed the evidence (research and non-research based) to develop an evidence-based teaching guideline on the care and administration of enteral feeding in the home setting. The teaching guidelines were piloted with several patients. Patients and care takers reported that the guidelines were easy to understand and use at home. Information given during hospitalization was reinforced through the teaching guidelines. Patients and caretakers found them to be a helpful resource. The teaching guidelines were approved by our hospital multidisciplinary patient education committee. The teaching guidelines have been fully implemented and are available as a teaching resource on our intranet. Evaluation from patients and family members is on-going. Having evidence-based teaching guidelines is helpful for nurses to standardize discharge teaching related to self care management of enteral feeding in the home setting. Because patients and families receive so much information prior to discharge from the hospital, they appreciate having clear concise guidelines to refer to once they are home.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:12Z-
dc.conference.date2009en_US
dc.conference.name34th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationSan Antonio, Texas, 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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