Oncology Nurses Transforming Care: Rapid Response Steps to Success by Using a Chemotherapy Administration Process Improvement Algorithm

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164812
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oncology Nurses Transforming Care: Rapid Response Steps to Success by Using a Chemotherapy Administration Process Improvement Algorithm
Author(s):
Somayaji, Darryl; Long, Mary Ann; Newell, Katie; Valint, Maeghan; Barth, Regina; Jackson-Rose, Jeanette
Author Details:
Darryl Somayaji, MSN, RN, CCRC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: darrylynn4@yahoo.com; Mary Ann Long, MS, RN, OCN; Katie Newell, RN, BSN; Maeghan Valint, RN, BSN; Regina Barth, RN; Jeanette Jackson-Rose, RN
Abstract:
Education: Chemotherapy order and administration processes are often multifaceted, creating a challenge for both novice and experienced oncology nurses. Chemotherapy orders may be available to the staff in either paper or electronic order sets. This process may vary from unit to unit in hospital settings creating an opportunity for confusion, and medication error. "Chemotherapy Roadmaps" have been created for nurses at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to organize the sequence of chemotherapy administration. The creation of a "Rapid Response Steps to Success" algorithm, was developed to enhance the existing "roadmap" process by guiding the oncology nurse through the chemotherapy administration step by step until all questions have been answered, and the nurse can safely and successfully administer the chemotherapy to the patient. The purpose of the algorithm: 1) promote patient medication safety by providing step by step instruction, and additional resources to enhance existing chemotherapy administration processes; 2) Include ideas and strategies of the nursing staff at the bedside who are essential in understanding the needs of the patient to provide safe and reliable care; 3) the algorithm is a useful tool for all nurses at every level of oncology experience to confidently navigate through a paper and paperless chemotherapy order system. The implementation of the algorithm is driven by the type of chemotherapy order. Following each step of the process, the nurse is prompted by the word "questions?". If the answer is "yes", the nurse is directed to a core list of steps to follow. These include: 1) contact prescriber, notify charge nurse; 2) contact research nurse/coordinator if study patient; 3) notify on call chemotherapy nurse; 4) Call Nursing Supervisor. Once all questions are answered successfully, the nurse may proceed to chemotherapy administration. The algorithm was evaluated by nursing staff and the Nursing Staff Executive Council for content and organization. The algorithm will be updated and evaluated as Institutional changes occur. The algorithm is an accessible visual tool for oncology nurses to implement safe chemotherapy administration. Oncology nurses are in a unique position to transform care at the bedside by developing and implementing algorithms of care that promote optimum cancer care.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleOncology Nurses Transforming Care: Rapid Response Steps to Success by Using a Chemotherapy Administration Process Improvement Algorithmen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSomayaji, Darrylen_US
dc.contributor.authorLong, Mary Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorNewell, Katieen_US
dc.contributor.authorValint, Maeghanen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarth, Reginaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJackson-Rose, Jeanetteen_US
dc.author.detailsDarryl Somayaji, MSN, RN, CCRC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York, USA, email: darrylynn4@yahoo.com; Mary Ann Long, MS, RN, OCN; Katie Newell, RN, BSN; Maeghan Valint, RN, BSN; Regina Barth, RN; Jeanette Jackson-Rose, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164812-
dc.description.abstractEducation: Chemotherapy order and administration processes are often multifaceted, creating a challenge for both novice and experienced oncology nurses. Chemotherapy orders may be available to the staff in either paper or electronic order sets. This process may vary from unit to unit in hospital settings creating an opportunity for confusion, and medication error. "Chemotherapy Roadmaps" have been created for nurses at Roswell Park Cancer Institute to organize the sequence of chemotherapy administration. The creation of a "Rapid Response Steps to Success" algorithm, was developed to enhance the existing "roadmap" process by guiding the oncology nurse through the chemotherapy administration step by step until all questions have been answered, and the nurse can safely and successfully administer the chemotherapy to the patient. The purpose of the algorithm: 1) promote patient medication safety by providing step by step instruction, and additional resources to enhance existing chemotherapy administration processes; 2) Include ideas and strategies of the nursing staff at the bedside who are essential in understanding the needs of the patient to provide safe and reliable care; 3) the algorithm is a useful tool for all nurses at every level of oncology experience to confidently navigate through a paper and paperless chemotherapy order system. The implementation of the algorithm is driven by the type of chemotherapy order. Following each step of the process, the nurse is prompted by the word "questions?". If the answer is "yes", the nurse is directed to a core list of steps to follow. These include: 1) contact prescriber, notify charge nurse; 2) contact research nurse/coordinator if study patient; 3) notify on call chemotherapy nurse; 4) Call Nursing Supervisor. Once all questions are answered successfully, the nurse may proceed to chemotherapy administration. The algorithm was evaluated by nursing staff and the Nursing Staff Executive Council for content and organization. The algorithm will be updated and evaluated as Institutional changes occur. The algorithm is an accessible visual tool for oncology nurses to implement safe chemotherapy administration. Oncology nurses are in a unique position to transform care at the bedside by developing and implementing algorithms of care that promote optimum cancer care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:27Z-
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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