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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165244
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! ENHANCING EDUCATION THROUGH VIDEO
Author(s):
Frantz, Diedra; Visser, Josephine
Author Details:
Diedra Frantz, RN BSN OCN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: ejfrantz1@yahoo.com; Josephine Visser, RN, BSN, OCN
Abstract:
Beginning chemotherapy can be overwhelming for patients and families. Adequate knowledge empowers patients during this difficult time. Our Infusion Center, part of a large NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides such treatment for more than 3900 patients annually. A process improvement project revealed that only 73% of our patients received detailed information about their chemotherapy treatment prior to their initial Infusion Center visits. Furthermore, just 52% could identify names of the agents they were to receive. Our existing process for educating our patients included written materials and verbal instructions. Recognizing that adults learn better when exposed to a variety of teaching strategies and hoping to improve our education process, we decided to add a video to our arsenal of tools. Finding time to offer quality education can be challenging in a fast- paced, high-volume setting. The purpose of this abstract is to present a patient education strategy developed and utilized by our Infusion Center nurses to improve patient's knowledge of their treatments. Two nurses committed to improving the patient education process developed content for a chemotherapy video. The group worked with the audiovisual team to develop a product consistent with the written information provided to patients. The video contains general information about chemotherapy, potential side effects, and symptom management strategies. Presently, the video is in DVD format and viewed in the Infusion Center upon the patientÆs first treatment. After viewing the DVD, a nurse reviews specific information about prescribed agents and answers questions. Including this teaching strategy allows our nurses to focus on specific side effects related to an individualÆs chemotherapy regimen. Also, offering a video provides another avenue for learning that can be viewed repeatedly by the patient. Both patients and nurses have reported satisfaction utilizing this approach. Our ultimate goal is to expand the video project to all of our outpatient clinics. Giving this information prior to the initial Infusion Center visit could further enhance the education process for our patients. Incorporating a video into initial chemotherapy education serves as a successful strategy to standardize the education provided as well as maximizes the effectiveness of time spent with the nurse.
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.titleLIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! ENHANCING EDUCATION THROUGH VIDEOen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFrantz, Diedraen_US
dc.contributor.authorVisser, Josephineen_US
dc.author.detailsDiedra Frantz, RN BSN OCN, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: ejfrantz1@yahoo.com; Josephine Visser, RN, BSN, OCNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165244-
dc.description.abstractBeginning chemotherapy can be overwhelming for patients and families. Adequate knowledge empowers patients during this difficult time. Our Infusion Center, part of a large NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center, provides such treatment for more than 3900 patients annually. A process improvement project revealed that only 73% of our patients received detailed information about their chemotherapy treatment prior to their initial Infusion Center visits. Furthermore, just 52% could identify names of the agents they were to receive. Our existing process for educating our patients included written materials and verbal instructions. Recognizing that adults learn better when exposed to a variety of teaching strategies and hoping to improve our education process, we decided to add a video to our arsenal of tools. Finding time to offer quality education can be challenging in a fast- paced, high-volume setting. The purpose of this abstract is to present a patient education strategy developed and utilized by our Infusion Center nurses to improve patient's knowledge of their treatments. Two nurses committed to improving the patient education process developed content for a chemotherapy video. The group worked with the audiovisual team to develop a product consistent with the written information provided to patients. The video contains general information about chemotherapy, potential side effects, and symptom management strategies. Presently, the video is in DVD format and viewed in the Infusion Center upon the patientÆs first treatment. After viewing the DVD, a nurse reviews specific information about prescribed agents and answers questions. Including this teaching strategy allows our nurses to focus on specific side effects related to an individualÆs chemotherapy regimen. Also, offering a video provides another avenue for learning that can be viewed repeatedly by the patient. Both patients and nurses have reported satisfaction utilizing this approach. Our ultimate goal is to expand the video project to all of our outpatient clinics. Giving this information prior to the initial Infusion Center visit could further enhance the education process for our patients. Incorporating a video into initial chemotherapy education serves as a successful strategy to standardize the education provided as well as maximizes the effectiveness of time spent with the nurse.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:04Z-
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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