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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165180
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
CREATING A COMPREHENSIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN A NEW CANCER CENTER
Author(s):
Blecher, Carol; Barefoot, Jeanette; Bellarmino, Norma
Author Details:
Carol Blecher, RN MS AOCN APNC, Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Jeanette Barefoot, RN, MSSL, OCN; Norma Bellarmino, RN, BSN
Abstract:
With the opening of a new Cancer Center our intent was to create a work culture in which nurses are able to practice autonomously within a supportive and empowering environment. In reviewing the literature one of the most effective methods to achieve this outcome is to educate the staff, giving them the tools with which to put theory into practice. The purpose of this program is to support education, empower staff, and promote quality cancer care in both the Cancer Center and Inpatient Unit. A second goal is to promote oncology certification through the provision of programs, education and assistance in preparing for the certification exam. A learning needs survey was developed and distributed for the purpose of assessing and identifying staff needs for education as well as current practice levels. Programs were developed and presented that built on the identified needs and utilized the content of the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing. A study group was formed as the nurses began preparing for the certification exam and mini in-services were presented based on the identified needs of the group. Single page study sheets were developed for Oncologic Emergencies. A Journal Club was instituted two months ago with meetings on a monthly basis. The Learning Needs Survey demonstrated knowledge deficits regarding the basic science of oncology, symptom management and critical thinking skills. In an effort to meet these needs the interventions listed above were instituted. The study group concept appears to have been successful, as the two nurses who participated both passed the OCN exam.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCREATING A COMPREHENSIVE STAFF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN A NEW CANCER CENTERen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Carolen_US
dc.contributor.authorBarefoot, Jeanetteen_US
dc.contributor.authorBellarmino, Normaen_US
dc.author.detailsCarol Blecher, RN MS AOCN APNC, Advanced Practice Nurse/Clinical Educator, Trinitas Comprehensive Cancer Center, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA, email: carolsblecher@usa.net; Jeanette Barefoot, RN, MSSL, OCN; Norma Bellarmino, RN, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165180-
dc.description.abstractWith the opening of a new Cancer Center our intent was to create a work culture in which nurses are able to practice autonomously within a supportive and empowering environment. In reviewing the literature one of the most effective methods to achieve this outcome is to educate the staff, giving them the tools with which to put theory into practice. The purpose of this program is to support education, empower staff, and promote quality cancer care in both the Cancer Center and Inpatient Unit. A second goal is to promote oncology certification through the provision of programs, education and assistance in preparing for the certification exam. A learning needs survey was developed and distributed for the purpose of assessing and identifying staff needs for education as well as current practice levels. Programs were developed and presented that built on the identified needs and utilized the content of the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing. A study group was formed as the nurses began preparing for the certification exam and mini in-services were presented based on the identified needs of the group. Single page study sheets were developed for Oncologic Emergencies. A Journal Club was instituted two months ago with meetings on a monthly basis. The Learning Needs Survey demonstrated knowledge deficits regarding the basic science of oncology, symptom management and critical thinking skills. In an effort to meet these needs the interventions listed above were instituted. The study group concept appears to have been successful, as the two nurses who participated both passed the OCN exam.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:13:56Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:13:56Z-
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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