A Computer-Based Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Education Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165770
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Computer-Based Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Education Program
Author(s):
Choroszy, Mary
Author Details:
Mary Choroszy, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract:
Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) has become a prominent treatment modality for various malignant and non-malignant pediatric disorders. While there have been major advances in technology and supportive care for HSCT patients, they continue to remain at high risk for life-threatening complications such as infection, bleeding, veno-occlusive disease of the liver, and significant graft versus host disease. HSCT patients often require prolonged hospitalization and specialized nursing care. It is imperative that nurses be knowledgeable and competent in the various aspects of HSCT care in order to anticipate problems and optimize patient outcomes. The Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy and criteria for HSCT centers of excellence require specific HSCT education and assurance of nursing competency. Nursing shortages, turnover, lack of staff development instructors for Pediatric HSCT, and difficulty with nurses being able to leave the unit to attend off-site educational programs present challenges to meeting this requirement. Therefore, a computer-based nursing education program accessible on the inpatient unit was developed by the pediatric HSCT nurse practitioner to address this problem. Nurses could retrieve and review the information as needed. A pilot group of nurses completed the program successfully and rated it favorably. Participation in the program contributed to completion of a Pediatric HSCT nursing competency checklist to ensure compliance with accrediting criteria. An unexpected outcome was the interest in the program by non-direct patient care providers, such as case managers, who desired to learn more about pediatric HSCT. Future goals include program placement on the Nursing Website.
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.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Computer-Based Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant Nursing Education Programen_GB
dc.contributor.authorChoroszy, Maryen_US
dc.author.detailsMary Choroszy, University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165770-
dc.description.abstractHematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (HSCT) has become a prominent treatment modality for various malignant and non-malignant pediatric disorders. While there have been major advances in technology and supportive care for HSCT patients, they continue to remain at high risk for life-threatening complications such as infection, bleeding, veno-occlusive disease of the liver, and significant graft versus host disease. HSCT patients often require prolonged hospitalization and specialized nursing care. It is imperative that nurses be knowledgeable and competent in the various aspects of HSCT care in order to anticipate problems and optimize patient outcomes. The Foundation for the Accreditation of Hematopoietic Stem Cell Therapy and criteria for HSCT centers of excellence require specific HSCT education and assurance of nursing competency. Nursing shortages, turnover, lack of staff development instructors for Pediatric HSCT, and difficulty with nurses being able to leave the unit to attend off-site educational programs present challenges to meeting this requirement. Therefore, a computer-based nursing education program accessible on the inpatient unit was developed by the pediatric HSCT nurse practitioner to address this problem. Nurses could retrieve and review the information as needed. A pilot group of nurses completed the program successfully and rated it favorably. Participation in the program contributed to completion of a Pediatric HSCT nursing competency checklist to ensure compliance with accrediting criteria. An unexpected outcome was the interest in the program by non-direct patient care providers, such as case managers, who desired to learn more about pediatric HSCT. Future goals include program placement on the Nursing Website.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:35Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:35Z-
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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