Chemo to Go: Improving Quality of Care for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy/Biotherapy on Non-Oncology Units

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182636
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chemo to Go: Improving Quality of Care for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy/Biotherapy on Non-Oncology Units
Author(s):
Rochon, Edith; Dean, Renee
Author Details:
Edith Rochon, MSN, RN, AOCN, CRNI, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Springfield, Virginia, USA, email: edith.rochon@inova.org; Renee Dean, BSN, RN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Hospitalized patients on non-oncology nursing units may require chemotherapy and/or biotherapy treatments for autoimmune disorders, newly diagnosed malignancies, and/or critical/emergent conditions. Administration of these agents requires nurses who are deemed "chemo-competent" by virtue of successfully completing didactic oncology education and a "clinical practicum under the auspices of a nurse's institution or supporting agency" (Oncology Nursing Society, 2005). To meet the needs of this patient population an interdisciplinary team was formed to develop a streamlined delivery process for the administration of these high-risk medications. The goals of this group were to decrease delays in delivery of chemotherapy/biotherapy and promote accuracy in dosing, regimens, and support interventions to control nausea and reduce and/or prevent adverse effects. Nursing, pharmacy, quality, education, and administration played key roles in identifying chemo-competent caregivers that would administer chemotherapy/biotherapy in a timely manner for patients admitted to non-oncology units. Focusing on safety, the team developed a plan that ultimately resulted in improved patient outcomes, increased collaboration between disciplines, and improved patient and staff satisfaction. References: Polovich, M., White, J. M., & Kelleher, L. O. (Eds.). (2005). Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice. Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Society. Martin, S. (2005). The adverse health effects of occupational exposure to hazardous drugs. Community Oncology, 2(5), 397-405.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
Note:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChemo to Go: Improving Quality of Care for Patients Receiving Chemotherapy/Biotherapy on Non-Oncology Unitsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRochon, Edithen_US
dc.contributor.authorDean, Reneeen_US
dc.author.detailsEdith Rochon, MSN, RN, AOCN, CRNI, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Springfield, Virginia, USA, email: edith.rochon@inova.org; Renee Dean, BSN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182636-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Hospitalized patients on non-oncology nursing units may require chemotherapy and/or biotherapy treatments for autoimmune disorders, newly diagnosed malignancies, and/or critical/emergent conditions. Administration of these agents requires nurses who are deemed "chemo-competent" by virtue of successfully completing didactic oncology education and a "clinical practicum under the auspices of a nurse's institution or supporting agency" (Oncology Nursing Society, 2005). To meet the needs of this patient population an interdisciplinary team was formed to develop a streamlined delivery process for the administration of these high-risk medications. The goals of this group were to decrease delays in delivery of chemotherapy/biotherapy and promote accuracy in dosing, regimens, and support interventions to control nausea and reduce and/or prevent adverse effects. Nursing, pharmacy, quality, education, and administration played key roles in identifying chemo-competent caregivers that would administer chemotherapy/biotherapy in a timely manner for patients admitted to non-oncology units. Focusing on safety, the team developed a plan that ultimately resulted in improved patient outcomes, increased collaboration between disciplines, and improved patient and staff satisfaction. References: Polovich, M., White, J. M., & Kelleher, L. O. (Eds.). (2005). Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice. Pittsburgh: Oncology Nursing Society. Martin, S. (2005). The adverse health effects of occupational exposure to hazardous drugs. Community Oncology, 2(5), 397-405.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:33:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:33:11Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_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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