Chemotherapy Documentation Forms: Guiding Practice and Assuring Compliance With ONS Guidelines

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165722
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chemotherapy Documentation Forms: Guiding Practice and Assuring Compliance With ONS Guidelines
Author(s):
Beaudoin, Kathleen
Author Details:
Kathleen Beaudoin, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Abstract:
Chemotherapy administration and documentation is an ongoing challenge for hematology, oncology, and BMT nurses. Our institution utilizes a two-day ONS certification workshop to update chemotherapy drug information and practice for oncology nurses. The ONS encourages the implementation of their guidelines to improve clinical performance and safe patient care. One nurse's concern for her own documentation practice led her to develop a basic documentation tool, incorporating the guidelines of the ONS teaching manual. The staff nurses were included with a poster presentation and discussion on the use of the form. The nurse manager, clinical pharmacist, and risk manager reviewed the form for input. The form was divided to provide separate notations for initiation, completion, and continuous-infusion chemotherapy. Despite the institution's practice to house patients receiving intensive, high-dose chemotherapy within the oncology units, the situation does occur requiring nurses outside those units to administration chemotherapy. The documentation tool was therefore evaluated for its usefulness to guide the chemotherapy practice for non-certified nurses, incorporating proper dosing, safety factors, side effects, and patient education. The long-term proposed plan is to distribute the hospital-approved form as part of the chemotherapy kit currently delivered to the nursing unit by pharmacy, promoting consistency of practice hospital wide. The oncology nursing staff immediately acknowledged the usefulness of such a form to improve their individual practice. For the experienced nurse, the tool serves as a reminder for practice and thorough documentation of care delivered. It is an educational tool for the novice oncology nurse and provides for safe chemotherapy administration to nurses administering chemotherapy infrequently. The poster presentation will display the chemotherapy documentation forms, explaining the content necessary on initiation, completion, and for continuous infusion chemotherapy. It is anticipated that documentation of practice will improve on and off the oncology units. This improvement can be evaluated through staff written and verbal feedback and medical record evaluation. The forms could be easily adapted for use in other settings.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChemotherapy Documentation Forms: Guiding Practice and Assuring Compliance With ONS Guidelinesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBeaudoin, Kathleenen_US
dc.author.detailsKathleen Beaudoin, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165722-
dc.description.abstractChemotherapy administration and documentation is an ongoing challenge for hematology, oncology, and BMT nurses. Our institution utilizes a two-day ONS certification workshop to update chemotherapy drug information and practice for oncology nurses. The ONS encourages the implementation of their guidelines to improve clinical performance and safe patient care. One nurse's concern for her own documentation practice led her to develop a basic documentation tool, incorporating the guidelines of the ONS teaching manual. The staff nurses were included with a poster presentation and discussion on the use of the form. The nurse manager, clinical pharmacist, and risk manager reviewed the form for input. The form was divided to provide separate notations for initiation, completion, and continuous-infusion chemotherapy. Despite the institution's practice to house patients receiving intensive, high-dose chemotherapy within the oncology units, the situation does occur requiring nurses outside those units to administration chemotherapy. The documentation tool was therefore evaluated for its usefulness to guide the chemotherapy practice for non-certified nurses, incorporating proper dosing, safety factors, side effects, and patient education. The long-term proposed plan is to distribute the hospital-approved form as part of the chemotherapy kit currently delivered to the nursing unit by pharmacy, promoting consistency of practice hospital wide. The oncology nursing staff immediately acknowledged the usefulness of such a form to improve their individual practice. For the experienced nurse, the tool serves as a reminder for practice and thorough documentation of care delivered. It is an educational tool for the novice oncology nurse and provides for safe chemotherapy administration to nurses administering chemotherapy infrequently. The poster presentation will display the chemotherapy documentation forms, explaining the content necessary on initiation, completion, and for continuous infusion chemotherapy. It is anticipated that documentation of practice will improve on and off the oncology units. This improvement can be evaluated through staff written and verbal feedback and medical record evaluation. The forms could be easily adapted for use in other settings.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:23:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:23:44Z-
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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