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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164927
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Oral Chemotherapy Update - The Germination of a Concept
Author(s):
Blecher, Carol; Barefoot, Jeanette; Fumoso, Julio
Author Details:
Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC,Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Aptium Oncology/Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Jeanette Barefoot, RN, MSSL, OCN; Julio Fumoso, RPh
Abstract:
Clinical/Evidence Based Practice: The Oral Chemotherapy program was begun last year, due to the increased development and use of oral anticancer agents. Our goal at that time was to provide our patients with education and support to promote adherence to their oral chemotherapy regimens. The program has continued growing over the past year with a total of eleven patients being followed at the time of this submission. We continue to educate the patients at the time of initiation of the treatment plan. We also provide them with individualized calendars and pill boxes, so that they can easily track their medication. Pill counts are performed on a weekly or bimonthly basis. The program sought to provide safe and effective interdisciplinary care for patients receiving oral anti cancer regimens. As new clinical employees join the staff they are educated regarding the oral anti cancer program during their orientation. Physicians refer all patients to the Advanced Practice Nurse who provides education, pill boxes and calendars. The patients are followed on a regular basis and pill counts are monitored, as are treatment related side effects. We are still working on the development of an education program for the local pharmacists, as the first program did not generate a great deal of interest due to the lack of continuing education credits. We have developed a patient and physician satisfaction questionnaire over the past year to evaluate the perceived effectiveness of the program. Patients and physicians have expressed satisfaction with the program. Pill counts for most of the patients have been accurate based on prescribed dose. Patients have also developed their own calendars and they are diligent in marking off medication on their calendars. This program appears to have been effective in promoting adherence to oral anti cancer regimens. It was presented to the staff of Aptium Oncology as a quality care initiative. Individuals from the Oncology Round Table have had a conversation with us regarding the program, and we are planning an article in Oncology Issues. The plan is to continue to expand this program as a quality care initiative and best practice at TCCC.
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.titleOral Chemotherapy Update - The Germination of a Concepten_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarefoot, Jeanetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorFumoso, Julioen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC,Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Aptium Oncology/Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Jeanette Barefoot, RN, MSSL, OCN; Julio Fumoso, RPhen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164927-
dc.description.abstractClinical/Evidence Based Practice: The Oral Chemotherapy program was begun last year, due to the increased development and use of oral anticancer agents. Our goal at that time was to provide our patients with education and support to promote adherence to their oral chemotherapy regimens. The program has continued growing over the past year with a total of eleven patients being followed at the time of this submission. We continue to educate the patients at the time of initiation of the treatment plan. We also provide them with individualized calendars and pill boxes, so that they can easily track their medication. Pill counts are performed on a weekly or bimonthly basis. The program sought to provide safe and effective interdisciplinary care for patients receiving oral anti cancer regimens. As new clinical employees join the staff they are educated regarding the oral anti cancer program during their orientation. Physicians refer all patients to the Advanced Practice Nurse who provides education, pill boxes and calendars. The patients are followed on a regular basis and pill counts are monitored, as are treatment related side effects. We are still working on the development of an education program for the local pharmacists, as the first program did not generate a great deal of interest due to the lack of continuing education credits. We have developed a patient and physician satisfaction questionnaire over the past year to evaluate the perceived effectiveness of the program. Patients and physicians have expressed satisfaction with the program. Pill counts for most of the patients have been accurate based on prescribed dose. Patients have also developed their own calendars and they are diligent in marking off medication on their calendars. This program appears to have been effective in promoting adherence to oral anti cancer regimens. It was presented to the staff of Aptium Oncology as a quality care initiative. Individuals from the Oncology Round Table have had a conversation with us regarding the program, and we are planning an article in Oncology Issues. The plan is to continue to expand this program as a quality care initiative and best practice at TCCC.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:27Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:27Z-
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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