DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONCOLOGY-SPECIFIC DISCHARGE FORM: SMOOTHING THE TRANSITION BETWEEN HOSPITAL AND HOME

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165255
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
DEVELOPMENT OF AN ONCOLOGY-SPECIFIC DISCHARGE FORM: SMOOTHING THE TRANSITION BETWEEN HOSPITAL AND HOME
Author(s):
Grenier, Anita
Author Details:
Anita Grenier, RN OCN, Registered Nurse -- Clinical Nurse IV, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: greni001@mc.duke.edu
Abstract:
Discharge needs of hospitalized medical oncology patients are often very complex. The nursing staff of our unit believed the generic discharge form provided to patients was inadequate in documenting patient needs and education provided. We felt that a form specific to the needs of oncology patients would improve the patient and caregiver's ability to manage at home after hospitalization. Identifying key information for review aids nurses in providing consistent and continuing education upon discharge. According to Press Ganey survey results, patient satisfaction scores on the discharge process and readiness for discharge had declined July 2005 - January 2006 from 95% to 78%. Believing prepared patients are more satisfied, it was decided to pursue a project to increase patient and caregiver knowledge of and compliance with post hospitalization care. This poster describes a specialized oncology discharge form created to ensure consistency in oncology nursing practice and evaluate the patientÆs comprehension level at the time of discharge. After reviewing a similar form used by a cardiology unit, the form was modified to address the needs of the oncology population. The content is comprised of unit educational resources including literature from the National Cancer Institute and clinical pharmacology materials, and includes standardized sections ("Education", "Post-Chemotherapy Instructions" and "When to Call") unique to individual patient needs. A draft of the discharge form received favorable reviews from unit staff as well as the hospital oncology clinical practice council (CPC). The completed document was reviewed and endorsed by the hospital oncology CPC and unit medical director. Fellow staff members verbalized their concerns/suggestions and appropriate changes were made. Press Ganey scores showed a 5 - 8% increase after the form was implemented. Additionally, a telephone survey showed overwhelmingly positive responses, with 85% stating they felt very prepared to care for self at home after discharge. By focusing on the individualized needs of oncology patients, we have created a consistent and satisfying approach to preparing patients and families for their return home after treatment. Other oncology nurses may use similar approaches to increase patient satisfaction by providing consistent and continuing education to patients upon hospital discharge.
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.titleDEVELOPMENT OF AN ONCOLOGY-SPECIFIC DISCHARGE FORM: SMOOTHING THE TRANSITION BETWEEN HOSPITAL AND HOMEen_GB
dc.contributor.authorGrenier, Anitaen_US
dc.author.detailsAnita Grenier, RN OCN, Registered Nurse -- Clinical Nurse IV, Duke University Health System, Durham, North Carolina, USA, email: greni001@mc.duke.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165255-
dc.description.abstractDischarge needs of hospitalized medical oncology patients are often very complex. The nursing staff of our unit believed the generic discharge form provided to patients was inadequate in documenting patient needs and education provided. We felt that a form specific to the needs of oncology patients would improve the patient and caregiver's ability to manage at home after hospitalization. Identifying key information for review aids nurses in providing consistent and continuing education upon discharge. According to Press Ganey survey results, patient satisfaction scores on the discharge process and readiness for discharge had declined July 2005 - January 2006 from 95% to 78%. Believing prepared patients are more satisfied, it was decided to pursue a project to increase patient and caregiver knowledge of and compliance with post hospitalization care. This poster describes a specialized oncology discharge form created to ensure consistency in oncology nursing practice and evaluate the patientÆs comprehension level at the time of discharge. After reviewing a similar form used by a cardiology unit, the form was modified to address the needs of the oncology population. The content is comprised of unit educational resources including literature from the National Cancer Institute and clinical pharmacology materials, and includes standardized sections ("Education", "Post-Chemotherapy Instructions" and "When to Call") unique to individual patient needs. A draft of the discharge form received favorable reviews from unit staff as well as the hospital oncology clinical practice council (CPC). The completed document was reviewed and endorsed by the hospital oncology CPC and unit medical director. Fellow staff members verbalized their concerns/suggestions and appropriate changes were made. Press Ganey scores showed a 5 - 8% increase after the form was implemented. Additionally, a telephone survey showed overwhelmingly positive responses, with 85% stating they felt very prepared to care for self at home after discharge. By focusing on the individualized needs of oncology patients, we have created a consistent and satisfying approach to preparing patients and families for their return home after treatment. Other oncology nurses may use similar approaches to increase patient satisfaction by providing consistent and continuing education to patients upon hospital discharge.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:15:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:15:16Z-
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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