Implementation of a Huntsman Cancer Hospital Head and Neck Interdisciplinary Treatment Team

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164922
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Implementation of a Huntsman Cancer Hospital Head and Neck Interdisciplinary Treatment Team
Author(s):
Berry, Bryn; Bittner, Bernadette; Johnson, Linda; Hobday, Kim; Pell, Joyce; Tryon, Nyna
Author Details:
Bryn Berry, RN, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, email: bryn.berry@hci.utah.edu; Bernadette Bittner, APRN, NP; Linda Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN; Kim Hobday, APRN, NP; Joyce Pell, RN; Nyna Tryon, RN, BSN
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: Research indicates that the best outcomes for Head and Neck (H & N) cancer patients are by instituting a plan of care coordinated by an interdisciplinary team. Nursing Staff on the surgical oncology unit identified three critical elements that impact successful treatment of head and neck cancers. These include: 1) Clear and consistent communication from all providers regarding the treatment plan, 2) Strong coordination of care across all treatment areas, and 3) Strong psycho-social support in helping patients understand the realities of this diagnosis, challenges during treatment, and functional outcomes post treatment. Project goals were to improve communication and coordination across all treatment modalities and services, develop nursing, patient and family education, and measure patient outcomes. The H & N Interdisciplinary Team developed and implemented a patient flow sheet to provide care across departments. Patient, family, and staff education was revised and also coordinated. Finally, in coordination with the hospital Quality Department, a tool for evaluation of outcomes was developed and was used to measure success. The H & N Interdisciplinary Team has improved communication between all disciplines. An impatient education competency module was developed with the use of evidenced-based practice. The diversity of Head and Neck surgical patients is complex and challenging. The patient centered goals were of paramount importance, therefore guidelines and standards of care were developed to assist oncology nurses to provide optimal patient care.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleImplementation of a Huntsman Cancer Hospital Head and Neck Interdisciplinary Treatment Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBerry, Brynen_US
dc.contributor.authorBittner, Bernadetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson, Lindaen_US
dc.contributor.authorHobday, Kimen_US
dc.contributor.authorPell, Joyceen_US
dc.contributor.authorTryon, Nynaen_US
dc.author.detailsBryn Berry, RN, Huntsman Cancer Hospital, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, email: bryn.berry@hci.utah.edu; Bernadette Bittner, APRN, NP; Linda Johnson, RN, BSN, OCN; Kim Hobday, APRN, NP; Joyce Pell, RN; Nyna Tryon, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164922-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: Research indicates that the best outcomes for Head and Neck (H & N) cancer patients are by instituting a plan of care coordinated by an interdisciplinary team. Nursing Staff on the surgical oncology unit identified three critical elements that impact successful treatment of head and neck cancers. These include: 1) Clear and consistent communication from all providers regarding the treatment plan, 2) Strong coordination of care across all treatment areas, and 3) Strong psycho-social support in helping patients understand the realities of this diagnosis, challenges during treatment, and functional outcomes post treatment. Project goals were to improve communication and coordination across all treatment modalities and services, develop nursing, patient and family education, and measure patient outcomes. The H & N Interdisciplinary Team developed and implemented a patient flow sheet to provide care across departments. Patient, family, and staff education was revised and also coordinated. Finally, in coordination with the hospital Quality Department, a tool for evaluation of outcomes was developed and was used to measure success. The H & N Interdisciplinary Team has improved communication between all disciplines. An impatient education competency module was developed with the use of evidenced-based practice. The diversity of Head and Neck surgical patients is complex and challenging. The patient centered goals were of paramount importance, therefore guidelines and standards of care were developed to assist oncology nurses to provide optimal patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:22Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:22Z-
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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