PATIENT EDUCATION CHECKLIST TOOL: IMPLEMENTING A METHOD TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT PATIENT EDUCATION

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164904
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
PATIENT EDUCATION CHECKLIST TOOL: IMPLEMENTING A METHOD TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT PATIENT EDUCATION
Author(s):
Vu, Victoria
Author Details:
Victoria Vu, RN, CNIII, UCSD/Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA, email: junochris@yahoo.com
Abstract:
The Moores UCSD (University of California San Diego) Cancer Center opened in 2005, combining four different infusion areas at UCSD into one. The CenterÆs combined staff of more than 50 Clinic and Infusion Center RNs care for patients as they navigate between Clinic visits and Infusion Center treatment sessions. These RNs brought into practice many different perspectives about patient education content and who should provide that content. Therefore, patient education practices needed to be inclusive, consolidated and streamlined to improve communication among Cancer Center nurses and better focus education content for patients. To create a prototype patient education checklist tool, listing topics to include in the patientÆs first Clinic visit and during Infusion Center treatment appointments. The tool guides all RNs caring for the patient about education content reviewed or needing re-review. The tool also serves as a documentation of patient education covered, as well as a means for quality assurance. By using the tool, RNs can, in part, ease the patientÆs level of anxiety about diagnosis, symptom management and treatment by providing organized and consistent education. A joint RN task force initially established topics to be included on the checklist tool. Topics included orientation to the Clinic and Infusion Center, drug information, symptom management, parking policies, social services and contact information. From the task force, both Clinic and Infusion Center RNs were surveyed about which topics should be listed. Results confirmed which topics to include and whether Clinic or Infusion Center RNs should initially cover the material. Of the 30 surveys distributed with 50% return: prior to first day of infusion, 60% in favor of Case Manager (CM) giving patient specific drug information; 80% in favor of Infusion Nurse giving generic symptom management information; 100% agreed that CM should handle MD follow ups. Further evaluation of the tool showed that 1) RNs used the tool; 2) Patients received information consistently.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePATIENT EDUCATION CHECKLIST TOOL: IMPLEMENTING A METHOD TO PROVIDE CONSISTENT PATIENT EDUCATIONen_GB
dc.contributor.authorVu, Victoriaen_US
dc.author.detailsVictoria Vu, RN, CNIII, UCSD/Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, California, USA, email: junochris@yahoo.comen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164904-
dc.description.abstractThe Moores UCSD (University of California San Diego) Cancer Center opened in 2005, combining four different infusion areas at UCSD into one. The CenterÆs combined staff of more than 50 Clinic and Infusion Center RNs care for patients as they navigate between Clinic visits and Infusion Center treatment sessions. These RNs brought into practice many different perspectives about patient education content and who should provide that content. Therefore, patient education practices needed to be inclusive, consolidated and streamlined to improve communication among Cancer Center nurses and better focus education content for patients. To create a prototype patient education checklist tool, listing topics to include in the patientÆs first Clinic visit and during Infusion Center treatment appointments. The tool guides all RNs caring for the patient about education content reviewed or needing re-review. The tool also serves as a documentation of patient education covered, as well as a means for quality assurance. By using the tool, RNs can, in part, ease the patientÆs level of anxiety about diagnosis, symptom management and treatment by providing organized and consistent education. A joint RN task force initially established topics to be included on the checklist tool. Topics included orientation to the Clinic and Infusion Center, drug information, symptom management, parking policies, social services and contact information. From the task force, both Clinic and Infusion Center RNs were surveyed about which topics should be listed. Results confirmed which topics to include and whether Clinic or Infusion Center RNs should initially cover the material. Of the 30 surveys distributed with 50% return: prior to first day of infusion, 60% in favor of Case Manager (CM) giving patient specific drug information; 80% in favor of Infusion Nurse giving generic symptom management information; 100% agreed that CM should handle MD follow ups. Further evaluation of the tool showed that 1) RNs used the tool; 2) Patients received information consistently.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:03Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:03Z-
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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