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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165702
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Sun Days Can be Fun and Learning Days
Author(s):
Lineham, Barbara
Author Details:
Barbara Lineham, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract:
The oncology population and the community need to increase awareness related to prevention of skin damage and skin cancers. There are a variety of programs that can be implemented to not only increase awareness, but also to make learning fun. This may lead to increased focus on the issue and increase compliance with the teaching. Thomas Jefferson nurses decided to decorate the oncology unit to reflect the sun and summer. The nurses station was decorated in a tiki bar motif with tiki glasses and trays and grass skirting surrounding the area. The nursing tables were decorated with beach towels, sand buckets, and sun lotion. The unit hung sun balloons that had smile faces and sun glasses. Educational "suns" were placed on the walls by each patients room, giving sun protection tips. These tips were able to be read by all hospital staff coming to the unit, patients, and families. This increased our ability to educate a large group of people. The unit was decorated for a full month and educational information was distributed to all patients. Patients were also instructed upon discharge regarding sun protection. The unit staff participated in in-services to assure everyone was up to date and consistent in the information provided. On two of the "sun days" the staff wore bright clothes and hats. Sun lotions with differing SPF values were displayed. Nurses also went to community schools and discussed skin and sun protection with elementary school students. This program is productive and well received by the community and hospital. Skin cancer awareness is a growing concern. By educating our patients and the community, many people may be spared from skin cancer. "Sun days" encouraged staff and patient and community learning regarding this important issue.
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.titleSun Days Can be Fun and Learning Daysen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLineham, Barbaraen_US
dc.author.detailsBarbara Lineham, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165702-
dc.description.abstractThe oncology population and the community need to increase awareness related to prevention of skin damage and skin cancers. There are a variety of programs that can be implemented to not only increase awareness, but also to make learning fun. This may lead to increased focus on the issue and increase compliance with the teaching. Thomas Jefferson nurses decided to decorate the oncology unit to reflect the sun and summer. The nurses station was decorated in a tiki bar motif with tiki glasses and trays and grass skirting surrounding the area. The nursing tables were decorated with beach towels, sand buckets, and sun lotion. The unit hung sun balloons that had smile faces and sun glasses. Educational "suns" were placed on the walls by each patients room, giving sun protection tips. These tips were able to be read by all hospital staff coming to the unit, patients, and families. This increased our ability to educate a large group of people. The unit was decorated for a full month and educational information was distributed to all patients. Patients were also instructed upon discharge regarding sun protection. The unit staff participated in in-services to assure everyone was up to date and consistent in the information provided. On two of the "sun days" the staff wore bright clothes and hats. Sun lotions with differing SPF values were displayed. Nurses also went to community schools and discussed skin and sun protection with elementary school students. This program is productive and well received by the community and hospital. Skin cancer awareness is a growing concern. By educating our patients and the community, many people may be spared from skin cancer. "Sun days" encouraged staff and patient and community learning regarding this important issue.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:24Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:24Z-
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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