HITTING THE JACKPOT: ENHANCING APN KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ONCOLOGY ACUTE CARE SETTING

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165126
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
HITTING THE JACKPOT: ENHANCING APN KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ONCOLOGY ACUTE CARE SETTING
Author(s):
Sirilla, Janet; Kaldor, Phyllis
Author Details:
Janet Sirilla, RN MSN OCN, Administrative Director, BMT Program, OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Jan.Sirilla@osumc.edu; Phyllis Kaldor, RN, MS, OCN
Abstract:
As the ACGME (American Council for Graduate Medical Education) Guidelines for resident and fellow hours became more restrictive, a gap was created in many academic medical centers. Increasingly, at this institution the gap is filled by Nurse Practitioners. Currently, few Nurse Practitioners are trained for the acute care setting and it is difficult to recruit acute care NPs to a non-ICU setting. Therefore, in addition to an extensive orientation plan, administration identified the need to provide ongoing education for the Nurse Practitioners. A Needs Assessment was developed that asked the Nurse Practitioners to evaluate the importance of specific competencies when providing acute oncology care and the current skill level that the current mid-level providers demonstrate. First, the Nurse Practitioners were asked to rate the importance of a variety of competencies using a 1-5 Likert scale with 1 = "Not Important" and 5 = "Extremely Important". The broad topics for the competencies included: symptom management, oncologic emergencies, infectious disease, hematology, cardiovascular, Respiratory/ENT, Endocrine, Neurology, Genitourinary, Diagnostic testing including laboratory testing, surgical pathology, radiology, and other testing, pharmacology, and specific diseases. Under each broad topic, more specific competencies were identified. The Nurse Practitioners were then asked to rate the knowledge level that the majority of the Nurse Practitioners demonstrated using a Likert scale with 1 = "Little or No Knowledge" and 5 = "Expert Knowledge". Interestingly, the respondents found most competencies "Very Important" to their practice with an average score of 4.49 with symptom management of neutropenia and anemia ranked the highest at 4.91. On the other hand, they rated the current knowledge level of most competencies as "Adequate" with an average score of 2.9. After analyzing the responses, it appeared that the highest learning needs are diagnostic testing including laboratory testing, radiologic testing, pulmonary function tests, and echocardiograms. In addition, staging and response to treatment for specific diseases were also identified as learning needs. Continuing educations programs with CE credit have been planned for the next year on these topics using advanced practice nurses, physicians, and other experts as presenters.
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.titleHITTING THE JACKPOT: ENHANCING APN KNOWLEDGE FOR THE ONCOLOGY ACUTE CARE SETTINGen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSirilla, Janeten_US
dc.contributor.authorKaldor, Phyllisen_US
dc.author.detailsJanet Sirilla, RN MSN OCN, Administrative Director, BMT Program, OSU James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA, email: Jan.Sirilla@osumc.edu; Phyllis Kaldor, RN, MS, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165126-
dc.description.abstractAs the ACGME (American Council for Graduate Medical Education) Guidelines for resident and fellow hours became more restrictive, a gap was created in many academic medical centers. Increasingly, at this institution the gap is filled by Nurse Practitioners. Currently, few Nurse Practitioners are trained for the acute care setting and it is difficult to recruit acute care NPs to a non-ICU setting. Therefore, in addition to an extensive orientation plan, administration identified the need to provide ongoing education for the Nurse Practitioners. A Needs Assessment was developed that asked the Nurse Practitioners to evaluate the importance of specific competencies when providing acute oncology care and the current skill level that the current mid-level providers demonstrate. First, the Nurse Practitioners were asked to rate the importance of a variety of competencies using a 1-5 Likert scale with 1 = "Not Important" and 5 = "Extremely Important". The broad topics for the competencies included: symptom management, oncologic emergencies, infectious disease, hematology, cardiovascular, Respiratory/ENT, Endocrine, Neurology, Genitourinary, Diagnostic testing including laboratory testing, surgical pathology, radiology, and other testing, pharmacology, and specific diseases. Under each broad topic, more specific competencies were identified. The Nurse Practitioners were then asked to rate the knowledge level that the majority of the Nurse Practitioners demonstrated using a Likert scale with 1 = "Little or No Knowledge" and 5 = "Expert Knowledge". Interestingly, the respondents found most competencies "Very Important" to their practice with an average score of 4.49 with symptom management of neutropenia and anemia ranked the highest at 4.91. On the other hand, they rated the current knowledge level of most competencies as "Adequate" with an average score of 2.9. After analyzing the responses, it appeared that the highest learning needs are diagnostic testing including laboratory testing, radiologic testing, pulmonary function tests, and echocardiograms. In addition, staging and response to treatment for specific diseases were also identified as learning needs. Continuing educations programs with CE credit have been planned for the next year on these topics using advanced practice nurses, physicians, and other experts as presenters.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:12:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:12:59Z-
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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