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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165766
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Clinical Breast Examination: A Curriculum in Skill Development for Nurses
Author(s):
Davison, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Davison, Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Abstract:
In the late 1990s, the face of cancer care changed dramatically when the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Program's (NSABP) first prevention trial proved that many potential cases of breast cancer could be prevented by the use of tamoxifen. This discovery prompted a subsequent trial known as the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR). Women enrolled as participants in this trial are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and are required to receive a clinical breast examination every six months while participating in the trial. Unfortunately, nurse coordinators noted that it was often difficult to recruit participants because of the clinical breast exam requirement. For many women living in less populated areas, traveling to a center to receive the exam would be a hardship and thus had limited interest in the trial. In order to facilitate enrollment and enable these "at risk" women to participate, the nurse coordinators requested education in the technique of breast examination, thereby allowing them to travel to the participants to provide this service. This poster outlines the development and implementation of the NSABP Clinical Breast Exam Proficiency Course, which is a modification of the curriculum developed by the California Department of Health Services. All of the participants in the course are registered nurses who are research coordinators for the STAR trial. Most report little to no clinical breast examination experience prior to entering the course. The course is presented by several advanced practice nurses, a representative from the California Department of Health Services, who was instrumental in the development of the curriculum, and the national chairman of the STAR trial, Dr. Victor Vogel. Response to the course has been overwhelmingly favorable. The faculty plans to continue gathering data from participants regarding usage and retention of the techniques. By learning these new techniques and others like them, oncology nurses can play a key role in risk management and prevention of cancer. This course and others like it will provide the foundation for nurses to move into these roles comfortably and proficiently.
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.titleClinical Breast Examination: A Curriculum in Skill Development for Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavison, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Davison, Magee-Women's Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165766-
dc.description.abstractIn the late 1990s, the face of cancer care changed dramatically when the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast Program's (NSABP) first prevention trial proved that many potential cases of breast cancer could be prevented by the use of tamoxifen. This discovery prompted a subsequent trial known as the Study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR). Women enrolled as participants in this trial are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and are required to receive a clinical breast examination every six months while participating in the trial. Unfortunately, nurse coordinators noted that it was often difficult to recruit participants because of the clinical breast exam requirement. For many women living in less populated areas, traveling to a center to receive the exam would be a hardship and thus had limited interest in the trial. In order to facilitate enrollment and enable these "at risk" women to participate, the nurse coordinators requested education in the technique of breast examination, thereby allowing them to travel to the participants to provide this service. This poster outlines the development and implementation of the NSABP Clinical Breast Exam Proficiency Course, which is a modification of the curriculum developed by the California Department of Health Services. All of the participants in the course are registered nurses who are research coordinators for the STAR trial. Most report little to no clinical breast examination experience prior to entering the course. The course is presented by several advanced practice nurses, a representative from the California Department of Health Services, who was instrumental in the development of the curriculum, and the national chairman of the STAR trial, Dr. Victor Vogel. Response to the course has been overwhelmingly favorable. The faculty plans to continue gathering data from participants regarding usage and retention of the techniques. By learning these new techniques and others like them, oncology nurses can play a key role in risk management and prevention of cancer. This course and others like it will provide the foundation for nurses to move into these roles comfortably and proficiently.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:30Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:30Z-
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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