DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING TOOL FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING BRACHYTHERAPY RADIATION AND NON-RADIATION NURSES

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164878
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING TOOL FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING BRACHYTHERAPY RADIATION AND NON-RADIATION NURSES
Author(s):
Stamatis, Donna; Brown, Sheila
Author Details:
Donna Stamatis, RN BSN OCN, Staff RN, Mass. General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: dstamatis@partners.org; Sheila Brown, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Brachytherapy or high dose radiation has been around for 15-20 years. With new technology it is now done in an outpatient setting. Due to these changes, nurses in general have very little experience with the new technology. There was a need for communication between radiation nurses and others in the cancer center. To provide communication through a teaching model on radiation brachytherapy for nurses who care for these patients as they travel through the cancer center. Developed booklet for teaching. These were implemented for teaching patients with cervical, endometrial, and prostate cancers. The ability to provide information to nurses outside of radiation oncology in order to work collaboratively. Teaching tool proved invaluable to patients and non-radiation nurses. Patients had better understanding of their treatment and potential side effects. Nurses felt more comfortable with this population and were better able to understand side effects and symptom management. Patients receiving brachytherapy require teaching and symptom management which will provide continuity of care throughout the cancer center. This requires knowledge and understanding of all involved in their care.
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF TEACHING TOOL FOR PATIENTS RECEIVING BRACHYTHERAPY RADIATION AND NON-RADIATION NURSESen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStamatis, Donnaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Sheilaen_US
dc.author.detailsDonna Stamatis, RN BSN OCN, Staff RN, Mass. General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, email: dstamatis@partners.org; Sheila Brown, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164878-
dc.description.abstractBrachytherapy or high dose radiation has been around for 15-20 years. With new technology it is now done in an outpatient setting. Due to these changes, nurses in general have very little experience with the new technology. There was a need for communication between radiation nurses and others in the cancer center. To provide communication through a teaching model on radiation brachytherapy for nurses who care for these patients as they travel through the cancer center. Developed booklet for teaching. These were implemented for teaching patients with cervical, endometrial, and prostate cancers. The ability to provide information to nurses outside of radiation oncology in order to work collaboratively. Teaching tool proved invaluable to patients and non-radiation nurses. Patients had better understanding of their treatment and potential side effects. Nurses felt more comfortable with this population and were better able to understand side effects and symptom management. Patients receiving brachytherapy require teaching and symptom management which will provide continuity of care throughout the cancer center. This requires knowledge and understanding of all involved in their care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:36Z-
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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