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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165578
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Empowering Your Colleagues: Management of Neutropenia Model (MONM)
Author(s):
Greco, Janet
Author Details:
Janet Greco, White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, New York, USA
Abstract:
Neutropenia in oncology patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy can lead to life-threatening infection. It has been estimated that more than 60% of patients with neutropenia will become infected, and in cancer patients with fever, 80% have that fever because of infection. Oncology nurses can empower their colleagues with a management of neutropenia model (MONM) to help minimize this side effect of chemotherapy to improve patient outcomes. At White Plains Hospital Center, a community based hospital in New York, a senior oncology staff nurse led an interdisciplinary febrile neutropenic clinical pathway team consisting of oncology nurses, nursing administration, a nutritionist, infectious disease physicians, and medical oncologists. After completing a retrospective chart review of admissions with neutropenic fever and a review of the literature, this committee developed a MONM that consisted of a febrile neutropenic clinical pathway, standardized orders, a patient/family education teaching tool, and an oncology nursing peer education program (ON-PEP). Utilizing Amgen's "Neutropenia A to Z" program as a foundation, this committee developed and delivered a one-day ON-PEP to all nursing staff at this hospital and their local affiliates. The overall purpose of this program was to educate nurses on the importance of preventing a neutropenic infection, early identification of patients at risk, and effectively communicating their findings with their physician colleagues. In addition, the ON-PEP provided the theoretical framework for the staff to effectively implement the MONM. This process has provided nurses with the assessment and communication skills to proactively manage their oncology patients who are at high risk for neutropenia. This poster presentation will present and describe this program, the febrile neutropenic clinical pathway, the standardized physicians orders, and the patient/family education teaching tools developed.
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.titleEmpowering Your Colleagues: Management of Neutropenia Model (MONM)en_GB
dc.contributor.authorGreco, Janeten_US
dc.author.detailsJanet Greco, White Plains Hospital Center, White Plains, New York, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165578-
dc.description.abstractNeutropenia in oncology patients receiving myelosuppressive chemotherapy can lead to life-threatening infection. It has been estimated that more than 60% of patients with neutropenia will become infected, and in cancer patients with fever, 80% have that fever because of infection. Oncology nurses can empower their colleagues with a management of neutropenia model (MONM) to help minimize this side effect of chemotherapy to improve patient outcomes. At White Plains Hospital Center, a community based hospital in New York, a senior oncology staff nurse led an interdisciplinary febrile neutropenic clinical pathway team consisting of oncology nurses, nursing administration, a nutritionist, infectious disease physicians, and medical oncologists. After completing a retrospective chart review of admissions with neutropenic fever and a review of the literature, this committee developed a MONM that consisted of a febrile neutropenic clinical pathway, standardized orders, a patient/family education teaching tool, and an oncology nursing peer education program (ON-PEP). Utilizing Amgen's "Neutropenia A to Z" program as a foundation, this committee developed and delivered a one-day ON-PEP to all nursing staff at this hospital and their local affiliates. The overall purpose of this program was to educate nurses on the importance of preventing a neutropenic infection, early identification of patients at risk, and effectively communicating their findings with their physician colleagues. In addition, the ON-PEP provided the theoretical framework for the staff to effectively implement the MONM. This process has provided nurses with the assessment and communication skills to proactively manage their oncology patients who are at high risk for neutropenia. This poster presentation will present and describe this program, the febrile neutropenic clinical pathway, the standardized physicians orders, and the patient/family education teaching tools developed.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:21:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:21:12Z-
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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