The ATAQ Initiative Supporting Professional Education of Neutropenia From A to Z

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165772
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The ATAQ Initiative Supporting Professional Education of Neutropenia From A to Z
Author(s):
Stefanik, Dawn
Author Details:
Dawn Stefanik, Greater Baltimore Medical Center Healthcare, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Abstract:
Neutropenia is a side effect that crosses multiple aspects of the cancer experience. For many patients, its onset is related to the administration of treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or biotherapy. The disease process, in terms of primary hematological malignancies or bone metastases affects other patients. Regardless of the precipitating factor, it is an event that can have devastating consequences if not treated promptly and appropriately. Since nurses can have a great impact on outcomes related to neutropenia, it is imperative that they know what neutropenia is and how to assess patients for its potential development. They should be aware of its causes, treatment, and clinical sequelae, particularly pertinent signs and symptoms of infection as well as comprehensive prevention strategies. In an effort to enhance nursing understanding and expertise regarding neutropenia, the ONS/Amgen ATAQ (Appropriate Treatment Assures Quality) program was developed and has become a national initiative designed to educate healthcare professionals about this important, yet often "silent symptom." Nurses selected for the ATAQ program received comprehensive information about neutropenia and related topics at an educational workshop. Presentation materials including a "Neutropenia A To Z" (NAZ) slide kit were made available to participants. This poster will focus on the creative ways an ATAQ neutropenia dissemination plan was implemented. First, a pathophysiology class at a local community college provided an excellent forum to instruct nursing students about cancer and neutropenia. Second, since community hospitals often admit patients with cancer to areas other than a designated oncology unit, the NAZ program was delivered to a hospital-wide Professional Practice Council during a planned committee meeting. This served to enhance a broad-base recognition and understanding of key issues and concepts throughout the institution. Finally, local ONS chapter members were willing participants on a "Neuro Express" bus trip to New York. En route "Jeopardy" and "Bingo" games incorporated key educational content from the NAZ program and provided the "captive" participants with a day of fun, games, prizes, and information.
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.titleThe ATAQ Initiative Supporting Professional Education of Neutropenia From A to Zen_GB
dc.contributor.authorStefanik, Dawnen_US
dc.author.detailsDawn Stefanik, Greater Baltimore Medical Center Healthcare, Baltimore, Maryland, USAen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165772-
dc.description.abstractNeutropenia is a side effect that crosses multiple aspects of the cancer experience. For many patients, its onset is related to the administration of treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and/or biotherapy. The disease process, in terms of primary hematological malignancies or bone metastases affects other patients. Regardless of the precipitating factor, it is an event that can have devastating consequences if not treated promptly and appropriately. Since nurses can have a great impact on outcomes related to neutropenia, it is imperative that they know what neutropenia is and how to assess patients for its potential development. They should be aware of its causes, treatment, and clinical sequelae, particularly pertinent signs and symptoms of infection as well as comprehensive prevention strategies. In an effort to enhance nursing understanding and expertise regarding neutropenia, the ONS/Amgen ATAQ (Appropriate Treatment Assures Quality) program was developed and has become a national initiative designed to educate healthcare professionals about this important, yet often "silent symptom." Nurses selected for the ATAQ program received comprehensive information about neutropenia and related topics at an educational workshop. Presentation materials including a "Neutropenia A To Z" (NAZ) slide kit were made available to participants. This poster will focus on the creative ways an ATAQ neutropenia dissemination plan was implemented. First, a pathophysiology class at a local community college provided an excellent forum to instruct nursing students about cancer and neutropenia. Second, since community hospitals often admit patients with cancer to areas other than a designated oncology unit, the NAZ program was delivered to a hospital-wide Professional Practice Council during a planned committee meeting. This served to enhance a broad-base recognition and understanding of key issues and concepts throughout the institution. Finally, local ONS chapter members were willing participants on a "Neuro Express" bus trip to New York. En route "Jeopardy" and "Bingo" games incorporated key educational content from the NAZ program and provided the "captive" participants with a day of fun, games, prizes, and information.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:24:37Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:24:37Z-
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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