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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165517
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Community Wide Neutropenia Education Series as an ATAQ Intervention
Author(s):
Hoeker, Debra
Author Details:
Debra Hoeker, Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan, USA
Abstract:
Collaborative planning between inpatient oncology departments, outpatient clinics, radiation therapy, hospice, and home-care nursing organizations resulted in a three-program, multidisciplinary neutropenia education series. The series was the brainstorm of two community oncology nurses that attended the ONS ATAQ program in the winter of 2000. The goal of the program was to educate healthcare providers from various nursing care settings throughout a mid-west community. Healthcare system employees could attend free of charge, others paid only $25.00 to attend all three programs, CE credit was provided for all programs as well as refreshments, detailed handouts, and reference materials. Nurses from all areas stated above were in attendance as well as local ER, ICU, medical surgical, and office-based staff. Average attendance was 40 participants with the majority attending all three programs. The first in the series of programs featured a presentation of hematopoiesis to provide a scientific and theoretical background for future programs. This program was provided and supported by Amgen. The second program in the series focused on care for the neutropenic patient. Local ONS members and ATAQ nurses created the program based on ONS guidelines, ASCO guidelines, local institution guidelines, and the use of ATAQ training and materials. An elderly, male, neutropenic, NHL patient case study presentation and discussion were utilized at the closing of this program to assure participation and confirm knowledge application. The final presentation in this series was conducted by an infectious disease physician. This program presented the complications of neutropenia as well as covering assessment, intervention, and prevention of febrile neutropenia. The evaluations for the series were extremely positive with great appreciation noted from nurses outside the traditional oncology settings. The impact on clinical practice has been significant as evidence by increased referrals to oncology units for assistance with neutropenic care and assessment by other departments, an increased awareness of the importance of neutropenic precautions within the emergency room and ambulatory settings, and standardization of neutropenic care between healthcare departments across the community.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2002
Conference Name:
27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Washington, D.C., 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.titleA Community Wide Neutropenia Education Series as an ATAQ Interventionen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHoeker, Debraen_US
dc.author.detailsDebra Hoeker, Hackley Hospital, Muskegon, Michigan, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165517-
dc.description.abstractCollaborative planning between inpatient oncology departments, outpatient clinics, radiation therapy, hospice, and home-care nursing organizations resulted in a three-program, multidisciplinary neutropenia education series. The series was the brainstorm of two community oncology nurses that attended the ONS ATAQ program in the winter of 2000. The goal of the program was to educate healthcare providers from various nursing care settings throughout a mid-west community. Healthcare system employees could attend free of charge, others paid only $25.00 to attend all three programs, CE credit was provided for all programs as well as refreshments, detailed handouts, and reference materials. Nurses from all areas stated above were in attendance as well as local ER, ICU, medical surgical, and office-based staff. Average attendance was 40 participants with the majority attending all three programs. The first in the series of programs featured a presentation of hematopoiesis to provide a scientific and theoretical background for future programs. This program was provided and supported by Amgen. The second program in the series focused on care for the neutropenic patient. Local ONS members and ATAQ nurses created the program based on ONS guidelines, ASCO guidelines, local institution guidelines, and the use of ATAQ training and materials. An elderly, male, neutropenic, NHL patient case study presentation and discussion were utilized at the closing of this program to assure participation and confirm knowledge application. The final presentation in this series was conducted by an infectious disease physician. This program presented the complications of neutropenia as well as covering assessment, intervention, and prevention of febrile neutropenia. The evaluations for the series were extremely positive with great appreciation noted from nurses outside the traditional oncology settings. The impact on clinical practice has been significant as evidence by increased referrals to oncology units for assistance with neutropenic care and assessment by other departments, an increased awareness of the importance of neutropenic precautions within the emergency room and ambulatory settings, and standardization of neutropenic care between healthcare departments across the community.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:20:04Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:20:04Z-
dc.conference.date2002en_US
dc.conference.name27th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationWashington, D.C., 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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