FINDING COMMON GROUND: PROVIDING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ONCOLOGY EDUCATION FOR A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER NETWORK

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165069
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
FINDING COMMON GROUND: PROVIDING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ONCOLOGY EDUCATION FOR A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER NETWORK
Author(s):
Milakovic, Eileen; Howard, Brenda
Author Details:
Eileen Milakovic, RN BSN MA OCN, Program Manager - Professional Education, UPMC Cancer Centers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: milakovice@upmc.edu; Brenda Howard, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Oncology nurses share patient care with multiple disciplines. To share oncology knowledge, this NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a geographically and numerically large network, has begun to offer multi-disciplinary continuing education in oncology topics. Many of the educators in these topics are oncology nurses who can differentiate these issues. In a needs assessment, nurses also voiced a high interest in information being presented by experts from other disciplines. The purpose of these changes was in direct response to the annual educational needs assessment. It was identified that many disciplines require CE credit to maintain licensure/certification. These included pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, tumor registrars, PAs, and physicians. 349 surveys were returned and evaluated. When it was identified that so many other disciplines had specific CE requirements, research was initiated to determine the specific issues around meeting their needs. It was recognized that each discipline has its own requirements, procedures, and accrediting organizations. There were costs associated with each. Disciplines who identified a need for CE were asked to designate a representative for the program planning committee. The group with the greatest number of respondents who came forward with a committee representative first was radiation therapists. We proceeded to apply to the ASRT as an institutional provider (1 year, $300 for unlimited programs and employees). Topics were identified based on the needs assessment and content experts identified. It was also requested that nursing CE be available for topics of mutual interest. In this format, we have provided 7 one-hour monthly programs presented at our main campus and videoconferenced to our network sites. It is open to all health care professionals. In 2006, for this program, we facilitated 410 credits through ASRT and 140 nursing CE credits. (Total oncology-driven nursing credits for 2006 û 10,345) Each session has an objective-driven evaluation. The greatest expense has been videoconferencing. There will be another needs assessment initiated in early 2007. Other groups that require more complex planning and have higher costs for accreditation may be integrated in the future and will also be considered when planning larger multi-disciplinary conferences.
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.titleFINDING COMMON GROUND: PROVIDING MULTI-DISCIPLINARY ONCOLOGY EDUCATION FOR A COMPREHENSIVE CANCER CENTER NETWORKen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMilakovic, Eileenen_US
dc.contributor.authorHoward, Brendaen_US
dc.author.detailsEileen Milakovic, RN BSN MA OCN, Program Manager - Professional Education, UPMC Cancer Centers, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, email: milakovice@upmc.edu; Brenda Howard, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165069-
dc.description.abstractOncology nurses share patient care with multiple disciplines. To share oncology knowledge, this NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, with a geographically and numerically large network, has begun to offer multi-disciplinary continuing education in oncology topics. Many of the educators in these topics are oncology nurses who can differentiate these issues. In a needs assessment, nurses also voiced a high interest in information being presented by experts from other disciplines. The purpose of these changes was in direct response to the annual educational needs assessment. It was identified that many disciplines require CE credit to maintain licensure/certification. These included pharmacists, social workers, dietitians, radiation therapists, dosimetrists, tumor registrars, PAs, and physicians. 349 surveys were returned and evaluated. When it was identified that so many other disciplines had specific CE requirements, research was initiated to determine the specific issues around meeting their needs. It was recognized that each discipline has its own requirements, procedures, and accrediting organizations. There were costs associated with each. Disciplines who identified a need for CE were asked to designate a representative for the program planning committee. The group with the greatest number of respondents who came forward with a committee representative first was radiation therapists. We proceeded to apply to the ASRT as an institutional provider (1 year, $300 for unlimited programs and employees). Topics were identified based on the needs assessment and content experts identified. It was also requested that nursing CE be available for topics of mutual interest. In this format, we have provided 7 one-hour monthly programs presented at our main campus and videoconferenced to our network sites. It is open to all health care professionals. In 2006, for this program, we facilitated 410 credits through ASRT and 140 nursing CE credits. (Total oncology-driven nursing credits for 2006 û 10,345) Each session has an objective-driven evaluation. The greatest expense has been videoconferencing. There will be another needs assessment initiated in early 2007. Other groups that require more complex planning and have higher costs for accreditation may be integrated in the future and will also be considered when planning larger multi-disciplinary conferences.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:11:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:11:58Z-
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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