October 2016 Vol 7, No 9
Can Time to Treatment Be Improved for Lung Cancer Patients by Having Their Case Presented at a Thoracic Multidisciplinary Conference?
A positive impact is seen in the timeliness to treatment for cancer patients presented at a thoracic multidisciplinary conference.
Multidisciplinary conferences are an extremely valuable tool utilized by navigators to ensure their patients are being offered the most inclusive care, with access to many disciplines and opinions at once.
Uniform documentation and data capture methods were developed and leveraged to benchmark performance and evaluate the effect of standardized NN on improving clinical cancer outcomes.
Professional Quality of Life of Staff Nurses in the Cancer Institute of the Philippine General Hospital
Kristel Ann N. Aliwalas, Tristine Joane M. Briones, Quennie Mae M. Carabit, Jahzeel Mae F. Huyo, Hannah Kristine L. Mugol, Amirah Samantha, Cheska Mafaye R. Tablang, Reiner Lorenzo J. Tamayo
Provision of care by nurses may be influenced by different factors such as their physical, emotional, and psychosocial status. Filipino oncologic nurses are vulnerable to encounter these issues.
Patient Experience Project (PEP): Understanding the Patient Experience to Enhance Patient Satisfaction and Care Using the DMAIC Process
The project identified and cataloged resources provided to patients throughout treatment at touchpoints where nurses, social workers, and ancillary clinicians provide care at DHMC.
Overcoming Barriers to Lymphedema Education and Treatment for Breast Cancer Patients in Rural Eastern North Carolina
Allyson H. Daugherty, PT, CLT, CFM, Judy Koutlas, RN, MS, OCN, Debra C. Mascarenhas, RN, BSN, BSBA, CBCN
Approximately 42% of breast cancer survivors develop clinically detectable lymphedema within 5 years of treatment. Early intervention and education is crucial to decrease long-term morbidity and improve patient outcomes.
Our practice identified the need for a process improvement (PI) when lack of consistent practice and documentation was found leading to inefficiencies and potential patient misses.
Navigator Identification of Breast Biopsy Results: A Time Analysis of Biopsy Results and Variance in Turnaround Time
The study was conducted by the nurse navigator at Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Research Medical Center in Kansas City, a member of the oncology service-line for HCA. Nurse navigators are exposed to many processes in the cancer care system and recognize when systems are not at optimal functioning.
Oncology navigation has developed over the past several years into a necessary and critical component of cancer care as exemplified by the data available. As a result, cancer centers have assessed the prospect of becoming more efficient in the care provided to cancer patients.
Interdisciplinary Care Rounds in a Community Cancer Center: Changing the Paradigm of Supportive Service Involvement in Cancer Care
Cancer centers have focused on optimizing seamless multidisciplinary care at tumor boards and/or clinics, but little has been published on effective ways to involve supportive services in the management of cancer patients.
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