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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165571
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Discharge of the BMT Patient-It Takes a Team
Author(s):
Meyers, Amy
Author Details:
Amy Meyers, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Preparing blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients for discharge can be challenging for the nurse, the patient, and the caregiver. Shorter hospital stays, increased patient acuity, increased patient-to-nurse ratios, and the escalating complexity of care can add to this challenge. The amount and extent of information that BMT patients need to know is substantial and it is essential to provide them a smooth transition to the outpatient environment. Our 52-bed inpatient unit devised a discharge class program to assist with this transition. The class was initiated last October in response to unsatisfactory patient satisfaction surveys and outcome tracking reports. We started with an allogeneic class once a week and with its success have now added an autologous class as well. A multidisciplinary approach is taken with representation from nursing (a staff nurse and an advanced practice nurse), pharmacy, physical therapy, dietary, social work, case management, and chaplaincy. Each discipline prepares and teaches their own material. Each one-to-two-hour class is designed to meet the educational needs of patients, and caregivers, who will be discharged within several days. Patients and their respective caregivers are able to meet other patients and caregivers and share valuable past experiences. After attending the class, patients and caregivers report feeling more prepared for discharge. The class has expedited the final teaching on the day of discharge and it has provided consistency in the content that is taught. Patient surveys have also shown improvement on satisfaction with the discharge process. Finally, the outpatient BMT teams also report patients are retaining information, are more knowledgeable, and more pro-active in their care.
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.titleDischarge of the BMT Patient-It Takes a Teamen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Amyen_US
dc.author.detailsAmy Meyers, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165571-
dc.description.abstractPreparing blood and marrow transplant (BMT) patients for discharge can be challenging for the nurse, the patient, and the caregiver. Shorter hospital stays, increased patient acuity, increased patient-to-nurse ratios, and the escalating complexity of care can add to this challenge. The amount and extent of information that BMT patients need to know is substantial and it is essential to provide them a smooth transition to the outpatient environment. Our 52-bed inpatient unit devised a discharge class program to assist with this transition. The class was initiated last October in response to unsatisfactory patient satisfaction surveys and outcome tracking reports. We started with an allogeneic class once a week and with its success have now added an autologous class as well. A multidisciplinary approach is taken with representation from nursing (a staff nurse and an advanced practice nurse), pharmacy, physical therapy, dietary, social work, case management, and chaplaincy. Each discipline prepares and teaches their own material. Each one-to-two-hour class is designed to meet the educational needs of patients, and caregivers, who will be discharged within several days. Patients and their respective caregivers are able to meet other patients and caregivers and share valuable past experiences. After attending the class, patients and caregivers report feeling more prepared for discharge. The class has expedited the final teaching on the day of discharge and it has provided consistency in the content that is taught. Patient surveys have also shown improvement on satisfaction with the discharge process. Finally, the outpatient BMT teams also report patients are retaining information, are more knowledgeable, and more pro-active in their care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:21:05Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:21:05Z-
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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