Breast Cancer Tumor Site Strategy Team Enhances Patient Services and Quality

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164850
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Breast Cancer Tumor Site Strategy Team Enhances Patient Services and Quality
Author(s):
Yackzan, Susan; Kay Ross, RN, MSN, AOCN; Judith Hatch, RN, OCN; Freida Herald, CTR, RT(R); Barbara Zangari, RN, MSN; and Charles Colvin, MA, MS, Central Baptist Hsptl., Lexington, KY
Author Details:
Susan Yackzan, RN, MSN, AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, email: syackzan@bhsi.com; Kay Ross, RN, MSN, AOCN; Judith Hatch, RN, OCN; Freida Herald, CTR, RT(R); Barbara Zangari, RN, MSN; Charles Colvin, MA, MS
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Planning for expansion in breast screening and cancer services necessitated a comprehensive evaluation of services available to patients. A multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Site Strategy Team (BTSST) was established to coordinate efforts including review of breast cancer quality measures. The BTSST was facilitated by an Oncology CNS and Breast Surgeon. Oncology nurse members of the team included the VP of Oncology Services as well as cancer center, radiation oncology and inpatient oncology nurses. The purpose of this multidisciplinary team was to: 1) assess and respond to trends in breast cancer care, 2) anticipate, propose and enact service changes, and 3) review & improve breast cancer quality. The BTSST included multidisciplinary and physician representatives from all breast cancer subspecialties as well as pathology and radiology. In addition, a quality subcommittee was developed including members from administration, oncology nursing, cancer registry, quality and decision support. Internal patient encounter data and the current care delivery system were reviewed. Options for improvements were discussed and accepted improvements were initiated. Breast cancer cases from the Cancer Registry formed the basis of quality measure review and methods to increase data capture from outpatient breast cancer services were employed. Outcomes of the BTSST on patient care services include: 1) Increased communication between disciplines & services involved in breast cancer care, 2) Improvements in patient referral process between subspecialty physicians, 3) Improved OR scheduling for immediate reconstruction procedures, 4) Establishment of Breast Nurse Navigator role, 5) Development of comprehensive Patient Education Case, 6) Development of Breast Cancer Flowsheet, 7) Increased referrals to Genetic Counseling, and 8) Development of Younger Women's Support Group & Survivorship Program. Improvements in quality measures were also seen as a result of the BTSST. Increased data capture evidenced concordance with national quality indicators and is now tracked and reported quarterly. The BTSST established improvements in communication, planning, provision of services and internal systems. Oncology nurses were BTSST leaders and advocates for quality patient care. The BTSST model can be used by other oncology nurses involved in cancer quality initiatives.
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.titleBreast Cancer Tumor Site Strategy Team Enhances Patient Services and Qualityen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYackzan, Susanen_US
dc.contributor.authorKay Ross, RN, MSN, AOCN; Judith Hatch, RN, OCN; Freida Herald, CTR, RT(R); Barbara Zangari, RN, MSN; and Charles Colvin, MA, MS, Central Baptist Hsptl., Lexington, KYen_US
dc.author.detailsSusan Yackzan, RN, MSN, AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Central Baptist Hospital, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, email: syackzan@bhsi.com; Kay Ross, RN, MSN, AOCN; Judith Hatch, RN, OCN; Freida Herald, CTR, RT(R); Barbara Zangari, RN, MSN; Charles Colvin, MA, MSen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164850-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Planning for expansion in breast screening and cancer services necessitated a comprehensive evaluation of services available to patients. A multidisciplinary Breast Tumor Site Strategy Team (BTSST) was established to coordinate efforts including review of breast cancer quality measures. The BTSST was facilitated by an Oncology CNS and Breast Surgeon. Oncology nurse members of the team included the VP of Oncology Services as well as cancer center, radiation oncology and inpatient oncology nurses. The purpose of this multidisciplinary team was to: 1) assess and respond to trends in breast cancer care, 2) anticipate, propose and enact service changes, and 3) review & improve breast cancer quality. The BTSST included multidisciplinary and physician representatives from all breast cancer subspecialties as well as pathology and radiology. In addition, a quality subcommittee was developed including members from administration, oncology nursing, cancer registry, quality and decision support. Internal patient encounter data and the current care delivery system were reviewed. Options for improvements were discussed and accepted improvements were initiated. Breast cancer cases from the Cancer Registry formed the basis of quality measure review and methods to increase data capture from outpatient breast cancer services were employed. Outcomes of the BTSST on patient care services include: 1) Increased communication between disciplines & services involved in breast cancer care, 2) Improvements in patient referral process between subspecialty physicians, 3) Improved OR scheduling for immediate reconstruction procedures, 4) Establishment of Breast Nurse Navigator role, 5) Development of comprehensive Patient Education Case, 6) Development of Breast Cancer Flowsheet, 7) Increased referrals to Genetic Counseling, and 8) Development of Younger Women's Support Group & Survivorship Program. Improvements in quality measures were also seen as a result of the BTSST. Increased data capture evidenced concordance with national quality indicators and is now tracked and reported quarterly. The BTSST established improvements in communication, planning, provision of services and internal systems. Oncology nurses were BTSST leaders and advocates for quality patient care. The BTSST model can be used by other oncology nurses involved in cancer quality initiatives.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:08Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:08Z-
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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