NURSING EDUCATION AND VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE): VTE-- IT'S NOT JUST FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS ANYMORE!

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164882
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
NURSING EDUCATION AND VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE): VTE-- IT'S NOT JUST FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS ANYMORE!
Author(s):
Swiencki, Karin; Kaiser, Joan
Author Details:
Karin Swiencki, RN MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, New York, New York, USA, email: swienck@nyp.org; Joan Kaiser, RN, MA, AOCN
Abstract:
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem nationally; approximately 600,000 Americans suffer from VTE annually, and up to 200,000 will die. The focus of VTE has been on the risk for surgical patients; however, multiple risk factors exist that put the majority of hospitalized patients at risk. Although VTE risk can be decreased by up to two-thirds by the use of prophylaxis, many patients never receive prophylaxis. The Institution started a Pilot Project to decrease the rate of hospital-acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) on the Oncology Unit, it was evident that an educational program should be developed for the Oncology Nursing Staff regarding the problem of VTE in Oncology patients. Because Registered Nurses play a key role in patient education regarding medications and practices to maintain patient health and safety, patient education was an important focus. Oncology Nurses must be aware that the presence of a malignancy is a major risk factor for the development of VTE and of the morbidity and mortality associated with VTE. The primary purpose of the VTE Nursing Education Program was to increase RN awareness of the problem of VTE in Oncology Patients, and awareness of nursing implications. The program provides an overview of the problem of VTE; risk assessment and appropriate prophylaxis; and nursing implications regarding VTE, with a focus on patient education. A 45-minute Power Point presentation was provided to 100% of the Registered Nurses on the Medical Oncology Unit. An educational poster with key points from the presentation was displayed on the unit. The program was presented at Nursing Grand Rounds. The VTE program is provided to all new hires on the Medical Oncology Unit. Because documentation in the medical record reflects care rendered, the Patient Care Director audits the charts for compliance with documentation of patient education regarding VTE and VTE prophylaxis according to Institutional guidelines. If there is a decrease in compliance with education, RN Staff is provided with a refresher inservice. VTE is a significant problem for the Oncology Patient. The Oncology Registered Nurse who is educated about VTE can have a major impact on patient safety. VTE education should be a component of Nursing Orientation on all Oncology Units.
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.titleNURSING EDUCATION AND VENOUS THROMBOEMBOLISM (VTE): VTE-- IT'S NOT JUST FOR SURGICAL PATIENTS ANYMORE!en_GB
dc.contributor.authorSwiencki, Karinen_US
dc.contributor.authorKaiser, Joanen_US
dc.author.detailsKarin Swiencki, RN MSN AOCN, Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, New York-Presbyterian/Columbia, New York, New York, USA, email: swienck@nyp.org; Joan Kaiser, RN, MA, AOCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164882-
dc.description.abstractVenous Thromboembolism (VTE) is a significant problem nationally; approximately 600,000 Americans suffer from VTE annually, and up to 200,000 will die. The focus of VTE has been on the risk for surgical patients; however, multiple risk factors exist that put the majority of hospitalized patients at risk. Although VTE risk can be decreased by up to two-thirds by the use of prophylaxis, many patients never receive prophylaxis. The Institution started a Pilot Project to decrease the rate of hospital-acquired Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) on the Oncology Unit, it was evident that an educational program should be developed for the Oncology Nursing Staff regarding the problem of VTE in Oncology patients. Because Registered Nurses play a key role in patient education regarding medications and practices to maintain patient health and safety, patient education was an important focus. Oncology Nurses must be aware that the presence of a malignancy is a major risk factor for the development of VTE and of the morbidity and mortality associated with VTE. The primary purpose of the VTE Nursing Education Program was to increase RN awareness of the problem of VTE in Oncology Patients, and awareness of nursing implications. The program provides an overview of the problem of VTE; risk assessment and appropriate prophylaxis; and nursing implications regarding VTE, with a focus on patient education. A 45-minute Power Point presentation was provided to 100% of the Registered Nurses on the Medical Oncology Unit. An educational poster with key points from the presentation was displayed on the unit. The program was presented at Nursing Grand Rounds. The VTE program is provided to all new hires on the Medical Oncology Unit. Because documentation in the medical record reflects care rendered, the Patient Care Director audits the charts for compliance with documentation of patient education regarding VTE and VTE prophylaxis according to Institutional guidelines. If there is a decrease in compliance with education, RN Staff is provided with a refresher inservice. VTE is a significant problem for the Oncology Patient. The Oncology Registered Nurse who is educated about VTE can have a major impact on patient safety. VTE education should be a component of Nursing Orientation on all Oncology Units.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:08:40Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:08:40Z-
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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