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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164951
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Designing an acuity tool for an Ambulatory Oncology Setting
Author(s):
Delisle, Julie
Author Details:
Julie Delisle, BSN, MSN, RN, OCN, RN Infusion Float, Oncology Alliance, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, email: kdelisle@sbcglobal.net
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: Staffing needs in an ambulatory oncology infusion setting can be challenging. The workload of nurses and the time it takes to provide patient care are increasing. Being an eleven clinic private ambulatory oncology practice in southeastern Wisconsin, the majority of patient care occurs in the infusion rooms. With the addition of new targeted therapies and complicated treatment regimens that require closer monitoring, the infusion nurses felt that the increased patient complexity should be recognized when determining staffing on a daily basis. This dissatisfaction on the part of the nurses led to the development of a more efficient way to staff the infusion rooms. The purpose of this project is to describe the development of an acuity tool for staffing infusion nurses based on the complexity of the patient treatments. The project was implemented in two phases. The first phase, focusing on data collection by using the tool to assess types of nursing care delivered over a two month period of time and to revise the acuity tool based on identified need. The second phase was to use the tool on a daily basis to determine staffing levels for the infusion rooms. The tool was based on a prototypical method of classification which assigned a level of acuity to each patient treatment. The nurses felt the tool provided a better representation of the acuity in the infusion rooms by connecting complexity of patient treatments with staffing on a daily basis. This tool is easily adaptable to the ever changing treatment regimens for oncology care because it provides a base for assessing complexity of the patient treatment regiments. This acuity tool could be adapted to help better staff other ambulatory oncology clinics based on the treatments provided in that clinic.
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.titleDesigning an acuity tool for an Ambulatory Oncology Settingen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDelisle, Julieen_US
dc.author.detailsJulie Delisle, BSN, MSN, RN, OCN, RN Infusion Float, Oncology Alliance, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA, email: kdelisle@sbcglobal.neten_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164951-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: Staffing needs in an ambulatory oncology infusion setting can be challenging. The workload of nurses and the time it takes to provide patient care are increasing. Being an eleven clinic private ambulatory oncology practice in southeastern Wisconsin, the majority of patient care occurs in the infusion rooms. With the addition of new targeted therapies and complicated treatment regimens that require closer monitoring, the infusion nurses felt that the increased patient complexity should be recognized when determining staffing on a daily basis. This dissatisfaction on the part of the nurses led to the development of a more efficient way to staff the infusion rooms. The purpose of this project is to describe the development of an acuity tool for staffing infusion nurses based on the complexity of the patient treatments. The project was implemented in two phases. The first phase, focusing on data collection by using the tool to assess types of nursing care delivered over a two month period of time and to revise the acuity tool based on identified need. The second phase was to use the tool on a daily basis to determine staffing levels for the infusion rooms. The tool was based on a prototypical method of classification which assigned a level of acuity to each patient treatment. The nurses felt the tool provided a better representation of the acuity in the infusion rooms by connecting complexity of patient treatments with staffing on a daily basis. This tool is easily adaptable to the ever changing treatment regimens for oncology care because it provides a base for assessing complexity of the patient treatment regiments. This acuity tool could be adapted to help better staff other ambulatory oncology clinics based on the treatments provided in that clinic.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:53Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:53Z-
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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