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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165065
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
IMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICE IN A COMMUNITY BASED FACILITY
Author(s):
Mclaughlin, Teresa; Czaplinski, Cindy; Koleszar, MaryAlice
Author Details:
Teresa Mclaughlin, RN MSN AOCN, Community Oncology Nurse Case Manager/Oncology CNS, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, email: tmclaugh@stvincents.org; Cindy Czaplinski, RN, MSN; MaryAlice Koleszar, RN, OCN
Abstract:
Oncology nursing is always changing and oncology nurses must update and maintain practice controls to achieve safe and quality care for our patients. From febrile neutropenia to chemotherapy administration there are many challenges for the oncology nurse. Development of a Unit Based Oncology Practice Council was established to examine time restraints, attention to detail, and implement evidenced based practice as it pertains to oncology nurse practice. It is imperative to achieve the quality outcomes we desired by implementing evidence based practice. One of the issues the Council focused on first was creating oncology specific plan of care sets and examining nurse sensitive outcomes like prevention of infection and safe chemotherapy administration. The Unit Based Oncology Practice Council worked together to ensure that nursing interventions and nurse practice was driven by dedicated nursing practice, research, and incorporated patient education. The council developed and implemented a Chemotherapy Plan of Care and a Myelosuppression Plan of Care. Evaluations were done via active open chart audits and ongoing nurse education. Audits looked at timeliness of implementation, proper completion, timeliness of interventions, and documentation of achieved goals. Conclusions thus far conclude that nurses are dedicated to quality care and desire better outcomes for patients. Practice is evolving away from ineffective interventions. Providing the Council to enforce evidence based practice helped the nurses determine the interventions that are most effective to improve outcomes. The Council also realized that nursing sensitive patient outcomes provides a means for nurses to define their role objectively and achieve quality patient care.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, 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.titleIMPLEMENTING EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICE IN A COMMUNITY BASED FACILITYen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMclaughlin, Teresaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCzaplinski, Cindyen_US
dc.contributor.authorKoleszar, MaryAliceen_US
dc.author.detailsTeresa Mclaughlin, RN MSN AOCN, Community Oncology Nurse Case Manager/Oncology CNS, St. Vincent's Medical Center, Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA, email: tmclaugh@stvincents.org; Cindy Czaplinski, RN, MSN; MaryAlice Koleszar, RN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165065-
dc.description.abstractOncology nursing is always changing and oncology nurses must update and maintain practice controls to achieve safe and quality care for our patients. From febrile neutropenia to chemotherapy administration there are many challenges for the oncology nurse. Development of a Unit Based Oncology Practice Council was established to examine time restraints, attention to detail, and implement evidenced based practice as it pertains to oncology nurse practice. It is imperative to achieve the quality outcomes we desired by implementing evidence based practice. One of the issues the Council focused on first was creating oncology specific plan of care sets and examining nurse sensitive outcomes like prevention of infection and safe chemotherapy administration. The Unit Based Oncology Practice Council worked together to ensure that nursing interventions and nurse practice was driven by dedicated nursing practice, research, and incorporated patient education. The council developed and implemented a Chemotherapy Plan of Care and a Myelosuppression Plan of Care. Evaluations were done via active open chart audits and ongoing nurse education. Audits looked at timeliness of implementation, proper completion, timeliness of interventions, and documentation of achieved goals. Conclusions thus far conclude that nurses are dedicated to quality care and desire better outcomes for patients. Practice is evolving away from ineffective interventions. Providing the Council to enforce evidence based practice helped the nurses determine the interventions that are most effective to improve outcomes. The Council also realized that nursing sensitive patient outcomes provides a means for nurses to define their role objectively and achieve quality patient care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:54Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.name32nd Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, 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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