RONEE: RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSING ENHANCING EXCELLENCE - EDUCATION OUTSIDE A CLASSROOM THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTERIZED LEARNING PROGRAM

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165066
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
RONEE: RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSING ENHANCING EXCELLENCE - EDUCATION OUTSIDE A CLASSROOM THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTERIZED LEARNING PROGRAM
Author(s):
McQuestion, Maurene; Haas, Marilyn
Author Details:
Maurene McQuestion,RN, MSc, CON, Advanced Practice Nurse, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, email: maurene.mcquestion@rmp.uhn.on.ca; Marilyn Haas, RN, PhD, ANP-C, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Ashville, North Carolina
Abstract:
Radiation oncology nursing (RON) established their role among the interdisciplinary team in the early 1980Æs, caring for 60% of oncology patients, yet there were no formal educational training programs. RONs received orientation from physicians or therapists about the technical aspects of radiation therapy (RT) and developed their own nursing care. This type of training is insufficient because patient acuity levels today are higher, requiring skilled nursing care. With rapid technological explosion, this opens opportunities for novel approaches with nursing education. Computer assisted learning (CAL) has shown to facilitate learning and enhance knowledge acquisition through the use of innovative approaches to integrating scientific, technological and nursing knowledge. There are no formal specialized educational programs for RONs, thus the need for development CAL. The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive, in- depth, self-learning computerized program that could teach novice and advanced RONs about the management of patients undergoing radiation therapy. Expert RONs within the ONS RT SIG were selected to develop RONEE, utilizing an evidence-based approach to educational instruction. Scripts were written, photographs/films taken, power point presentation developed, and final CD video presentation was completed over a 2 year period. Instructional components would include consultation, work-up and staging, the process of simulation, treatment planning and nursing interventions, along with discharge and long-term follow-up guidelines. This project highlights the development and curriculum of the modules on malignant and non-malignant tumors, and special modules relating to radiobiology, pediatrics, radiopharmaceuticals, and radioprotectants. With over 500 sold, 130 returned evaluations, 75% were staff nurses, 88% were employed in RT, averaging 15 years of experience, passing CEU tests with 95%. All modules were rated > 3.3 (scale 4.0).Participants positive comments included working at their own pace, having in-depth presentations, and enforcing with case studies helped meet their learning needs. In conclusion, this program reflects an innovative and comprehensive specialized RON education program for independent self paced computer assisted learning to support nurses becoming skilled and knowledgeable in the care of RT patients. Experienced RONs who havenÆt received formal training, felt RONEE to be valuable. This example can be a model for other CAL.
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.titleRONEE: RADIATION ONCOLOGY NURSING ENHANCING EXCELLENCE - EDUCATION OUTSIDE A CLASSROOM THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPUTERIZED LEARNING PROGRAMen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMcQuestion, Maureneen_US
dc.contributor.authorHaas, Marilynen_US
dc.author.detailsMaurene McQuestion,RN, MSc, CON, Advanced Practice Nurse, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, email: maurene.mcquestion@rmp.uhn.on.ca; Marilyn Haas, RN, PhD, ANP-C, Mountain Radiation Oncology, Ashville, North Carolinaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165066-
dc.description.abstractRadiation oncology nursing (RON) established their role among the interdisciplinary team in the early 1980Æs, caring for 60% of oncology patients, yet there were no formal educational training programs. RONs received orientation from physicians or therapists about the technical aspects of radiation therapy (RT) and developed their own nursing care. This type of training is insufficient because patient acuity levels today are higher, requiring skilled nursing care. With rapid technological explosion, this opens opportunities for novel approaches with nursing education. Computer assisted learning (CAL) has shown to facilitate learning and enhance knowledge acquisition through the use of innovative approaches to integrating scientific, technological and nursing knowledge. There are no formal specialized educational programs for RONs, thus the need for development CAL. The purpose of this project was to develop a comprehensive, in- depth, self-learning computerized program that could teach novice and advanced RONs about the management of patients undergoing radiation therapy. Expert RONs within the ONS RT SIG were selected to develop RONEE, utilizing an evidence-based approach to educational instruction. Scripts were written, photographs/films taken, power point presentation developed, and final CD video presentation was completed over a 2 year period. Instructional components would include consultation, work-up and staging, the process of simulation, treatment planning and nursing interventions, along with discharge and long-term follow-up guidelines. This project highlights the development and curriculum of the modules on malignant and non-malignant tumors, and special modules relating to radiobiology, pediatrics, radiopharmaceuticals, and radioprotectants. With over 500 sold, 130 returned evaluations, 75% were staff nurses, 88% were employed in RT, averaging 15 years of experience, passing CEU tests with 95%. All modules were rated > 3.3 (scale 4.0).Participants positive comments included working at their own pace, having in-depth presentations, and enforcing with case studies helped meet their learning needs. In conclusion, this program reflects an innovative and comprehensive specialized RON education program for independent self paced computer assisted learning to support nurses becoming skilled and knowledgeable in the care of RT patients. Experienced RONs who havenÆt received formal training, felt RONEE to be valuable. This example can be a model for other CAL.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:55Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:55Z-
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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