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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164975
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CONTINUITY OF CARE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TWO INSTITUTIONS
Author(s):
Gordils-Perez, Janet; Scaramuzzo, Leah; Omabegho, Marilyn; Malast, Tracey
Author Details:
Janet Gordils-Perez, RN, MA, APN-C, OCN, Director Oncology Nursing Services, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: gordilja@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCN; Marilyn Omabegho, RN, BSN, OCN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Tracey Malast, MSN, RN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Abstract:
Administration/Leadership Development: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) has developed standards to improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), a NCI-designated Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center and its partner, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a leading academic medical center, found that care was fragmented between both organizations who are providing service for the same oncology patients. A continuity of care committee was established to improve communication and enhance the continuity of cancer services for patients receiving treatment at CINJ and RWJUH. The goal was to describe the development, collaborative efforts, and initiatives of a nursing-led committee for continuity of care between inpatient and outpatients at two distinct institutions. The goal of the committee is to provide seamless, evidence-based care to oncology patients and to improve communication between both institutions. The committee serves as a formal mechanism for identification of opportunities to improve oncology practice and clinical outcomes. An invested group of nurses including nurse directors, nurse educators, staff nurses and research nurse clinicians meet monthly. Issues addressed include: discharge planning/instructions, joint education resources, hand off communication (development of a transfer form), centralizing transfusion services, safe handling equipment, chemotherapy administration and disposal, and policies/ procedures. Processes are reviewed and improved, educational resources are streamlined and policies are developed to incorporate both areas. Forms developed from this process will be shared. Since the development of continuity of care committee, there has been improved communication between both institutions. A CINJ/ RWJUH inter-unit transfer form was developed and implemented. Anecdotal feedback has revealed that patients are more satisfied with the care at both institutions. An increase in cohesiveness and collaboration among the nurses has also been found. A survey will be completed evaluating patient and nursing satisfaction. Fragmentation of care is a major challenge for nurses in today's healthcare environment. Developing a process to improve coordination and communication between inpatient and outpatient nurses will lead to improved quality of care and satisfaction for both patients and nurses. Oncology nurses may implement a similar model/committee to improve communication, nursing practice, and patient satisfaction between two distinct institutions.
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.titleCONTINUITY OF CARE: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN TWO INSTITUTIONSen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGordils-Perez, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorScaramuzzo, Leahen_US
dc.contributor.authorOmabegho, Marilynen_US
dc.contributor.authorMalast, Traceyen_US
dc.author.detailsJanet Gordils-Perez, RN, MA, APN-C, OCN, Director Oncology Nursing Services, Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA, email: gordilja@umdnj.edu; Leah Scaramuzzo, MSN, RN, C, AOCN; Marilyn Omabegho, RN, BSN, OCN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jersey; Tracey Malast, MSN, RN, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, New Jerseyen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164975-
dc.description.abstractAdministration/Leadership Development: The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO) has developed standards to improve the effectiveness of communication among caregivers. The Cancer Institute of New Jersey (CINJ), a NCI-designated Outpatient Comprehensive Cancer Center and its partner, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH), a leading academic medical center, found that care was fragmented between both organizations who are providing service for the same oncology patients. A continuity of care committee was established to improve communication and enhance the continuity of cancer services for patients receiving treatment at CINJ and RWJUH. The goal was to describe the development, collaborative efforts, and initiatives of a nursing-led committee for continuity of care between inpatient and outpatients at two distinct institutions. The goal of the committee is to provide seamless, evidence-based care to oncology patients and to improve communication between both institutions. The committee serves as a formal mechanism for identification of opportunities to improve oncology practice and clinical outcomes. An invested group of nurses including nurse directors, nurse educators, staff nurses and research nurse clinicians meet monthly. Issues addressed include: discharge planning/instructions, joint education resources, hand off communication (development of a transfer form), centralizing transfusion services, safe handling equipment, chemotherapy administration and disposal, and policies/ procedures. Processes are reviewed and improved, educational resources are streamlined and policies are developed to incorporate both areas. Forms developed from this process will be shared. Since the development of continuity of care committee, there has been improved communication between both institutions. A CINJ/ RWJUH inter-unit transfer form was developed and implemented. Anecdotal feedback has revealed that patients are more satisfied with the care at both institutions. An increase in cohesiveness and collaboration among the nurses has also been found. A survey will be completed evaluating patient and nursing satisfaction. Fragmentation of care is a major challenge for nurses in today's healthcare environment. Developing a process to improve coordination and communication between inpatient and outpatient nurses will lead to improved quality of care and satisfaction for both patients and nurses. Oncology nurses may implement a similar model/committee to improve communication, nursing practice, and patient satisfaction between two distinct institutions.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:10:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:10:19Z-
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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