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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164953
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
New Patient Education Program for Outpatient Chemotherapy Center
Author(s):
Divanbeigi, Joyce; Carmack, Alicia
Author Details:
Joyce Divanbeigi, MSN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, email: jdivanbe@dom.wustl.edu; Alicia Carmack, RN, ADN, OCN
Abstract:
Education: The need for accurate and consistent new patient teaching was realized when the physician group brought to the attention of the Clinical Nurse Manager that inaccurate and inconsistent patient teaching was being given by the nursing staff. Our Treatment Center census has grown approximately 30% since 2005,we now have 45 RN's working in the Treatment Center. The Nurse Manager requested that the Unit Practice Committee work on creating a new patient education program. To provide accurate and consistent new patient education through various forms of communication; oral presentation set to a visual PowerPoint presentation at a 6th grade reading level with a copy of the presentation in packet form for take home use and review. The major topics addressed in the presentation include: introduction to the outpatient facility; including the treatment center staff and their roles, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, lab values/blood counts, mouth sores, fatigue, chemotherapy, monoclonial antibodies, imodium and nutrition. The patients are also guided on a tour of the unit and meet the assistant nurse manager and/or nurse manager. The presentation was reviewed by our oncology staff including the treatment center nurses, attending physicians, nurse coordinators, nurse educators, nurse practitioners and patients. The power point presentation was further modified after this extensive review to address our specific outpatient population of medical oncology and bone marrow transplant patients. The patient education content utilized was gathered from the National Cancer Institute, ONS PEP cards and the National Conference Cancer Network. This poster portrays specific guidelines and information to improve consistency in new patient education. The new patient education program was approved by the Outpatient Attending Physicians, the Nurse Manager, the In- Patient Clinical Nurse Educators and the Treatment Center Nurses. A 4 question questionnaire was developed and is given at the end of the program with the ability for the patient to rate the program from excellent to poor. Since the beginning of this new program we have received mostly excellent rating scores from our patients. Through careful and continuous evaluation of the outpatient new patient education process, we will continue to improve patient education. We have utilized several different techniques to prepare patients and families for the treatment process and the potential side effects of the treatment regimen for their specific diagnosis.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNew Patient Education Program for Outpatient Chemotherapy Centeren_GB
dc.contributor.authorDivanbeigi, Joyceen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarmack, Aliciaen_US
dc.author.detailsJoyce Divanbeigi, MSN, Clinical Nurse Manager, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, email: jdivanbe@dom.wustl.edu; Alicia Carmack, RN, ADN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164953-
dc.description.abstractEducation: The need for accurate and consistent new patient teaching was realized when the physician group brought to the attention of the Clinical Nurse Manager that inaccurate and inconsistent patient teaching was being given by the nursing staff. Our Treatment Center census has grown approximately 30% since 2005,we now have 45 RN's working in the Treatment Center. The Nurse Manager requested that the Unit Practice Committee work on creating a new patient education program. To provide accurate and consistent new patient education through various forms of communication; oral presentation set to a visual PowerPoint presentation at a 6th grade reading level with a copy of the presentation in packet form for take home use and review. The major topics addressed in the presentation include: introduction to the outpatient facility; including the treatment center staff and their roles, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, hair loss, lab values/blood counts, mouth sores, fatigue, chemotherapy, monoclonial antibodies, imodium and nutrition. The patients are also guided on a tour of the unit and meet the assistant nurse manager and/or nurse manager. The presentation was reviewed by our oncology staff including the treatment center nurses, attending physicians, nurse coordinators, nurse educators, nurse practitioners and patients. The power point presentation was further modified after this extensive review to address our specific outpatient population of medical oncology and bone marrow transplant patients. The patient education content utilized was gathered from the National Cancer Institute, ONS PEP cards and the National Conference Cancer Network. This poster portrays specific guidelines and information to improve consistency in new patient education. The new patient education program was approved by the Outpatient Attending Physicians, the Nurse Manager, the In- Patient Clinical Nurse Educators and the Treatment Center Nurses. A 4 question questionnaire was developed and is given at the end of the program with the ability for the patient to rate the program from excellent to poor. Since the beginning of this new program we have received mostly excellent rating scores from our patients. Through careful and continuous evaluation of the outpatient new patient education process, we will continue to improve patient education. We have utilized several different techniques to prepare patients and families for the treatment process and the potential side effects of the treatment regimen for their specific diagnosis.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:09:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:09:55Z-
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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