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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164821
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nursing Education Knows No Boundaries
Author(s):
Talty, Lois; Scaramuzzo, Leah
Author Details:
Lois Talty, BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Education Specialist, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: taltylo@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCN
Abstract:
Education: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, established a Network of hospitals throughout the state. All facilities share the universal goal to decrease morbidity and mortality from cancer. Nursing education was identified as a service to be provided to the Network. Oncology nursing has special educational needs due to rapidly evolving cancer treatments, supportive care, and research findings. The shift from inpatient to outpatient cancer care has caused inpatient nurses to have less experience and fewer educational directives in caring for many of these patients. A committee of oncology nursing leaders within the Network was created. The committee's mission was to create a consortium which was driven by the common goal of providing cutting edge education and information to all oncology nurses throughout the state. CINJ's Nursing Education Network (CNEN) scheduled quarterly meetings for networking. A Listserv was implemented for information sharing. Online courses with CEUs were created and offered through CINJ's website using in-house content experts and the latest informatics technology. Live lectures including an OCN Review and Emerging Oncology Therapeutics course were offered. A clinical practicum consultative service was developed to assist in establishing chemotherapy administration certification, competencies, and policies/procedures. An integrated calendar was created on the Web to offer a collective listing of educational and community events throughout the state. General tools such as a chemotherapy consent form, policies, and patient education materials, were made electronically accessible to be easily shared. CINJ's patient library was promoted as a shared resource. A Web Webbased survey tool was used as a mechanism to assess needs and evaluate effectiveness. Information Systems Technology designed a portal that captures data on participant demographics, post-tests, and course evaluations which can be graphed and analyzed. Survey results and verbal comments indicate extremely positive feedback. Rapidly evolving oncology nursing necessitates the need for timely communication, current education and information sharing. Oncology nurses should consider implementing a similar model. Leveraging the collective wisdom and experience among oncology nurses within a region, combined with expert informatics, can lead to the development of a powerful statewide nursing education consortium.
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.titleNursing Education Knows No Boundariesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorTalty, Loisen_US
dc.contributor.authorScaramuzzo, Leahen_US
dc.author.detailsLois Talty, BSN, RN, OCN, Oncology Education Specialist, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: taltylo@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164821-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, established a Network of hospitals throughout the state. All facilities share the universal goal to decrease morbidity and mortality from cancer. Nursing education was identified as a service to be provided to the Network. Oncology nursing has special educational needs due to rapidly evolving cancer treatments, supportive care, and research findings. The shift from inpatient to outpatient cancer care has caused inpatient nurses to have less experience and fewer educational directives in caring for many of these patients. A committee of oncology nursing leaders within the Network was created. The committee's mission was to create a consortium which was driven by the common goal of providing cutting edge education and information to all oncology nurses throughout the state. CINJ's Nursing Education Network (CNEN) scheduled quarterly meetings for networking. A Listserv was implemented for information sharing. Online courses with CEUs were created and offered through CINJ's website using in-house content experts and the latest informatics technology. Live lectures including an OCN Review and Emerging Oncology Therapeutics course were offered. A clinical practicum consultative service was developed to assist in establishing chemotherapy administration certification, competencies, and policies/procedures. An integrated calendar was created on the Web to offer a collective listing of educational and community events throughout the state. General tools such as a chemotherapy consent form, policies, and patient education materials, were made electronically accessible to be easily shared. CINJ's patient library was promoted as a shared resource. A Web Webbased survey tool was used as a mechanism to assess needs and evaluate effectiveness. Information Systems Technology designed a portal that captures data on participant demographics, post-tests, and course evaluations which can be graphed and analyzed. Survey results and verbal comments indicate extremely positive feedback. Rapidly evolving oncology nursing necessitates the need for timely communication, current education and information sharing. Oncology nurses should consider implementing a similar model. Leveraging the collective wisdom and experience among oncology nurses within a region, combined with expert informatics, can lead to the development of a powerful statewide nursing education consortium.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:07:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:07:37Z-
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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