November 2021 Vol 12, No 11
Presenting the AONN+ 2021 Oncology Navigation Research Abstracts: Sharing Best Practices and Advancing the Navigation Profession
Navigators from across the globe have conducted oncology navigation research and submitted their evidence-based findings to the Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators 12th Annual Navigation & Survivorship Conference.
Stephanie M. Hoopes, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Virginia Simmons, MPH, LeAnn Perkins, FNP-BC, DipACLM, Gail Stapleton, MS, CGC, Allison Bellomo, MS, CGC
According to the National Cancer Institute, hereditary pathogenic variants contribute to 5% to 10% of all cancers.
Transitional care (TC) is a series of interventions aimed at improving outcomes for patients who are experiencing a change in care status, such as hospital to home.
The moment a patient is diagnosed with cancer their entire world changes; cancer is not the same for any patient.
Fighting Cancer, Ice Storms, and COVID-19: Developing a Crisis Response During Winter Storm Uri at a Community Cancer Center
Baylor Scott and White McClinton Cancer Center (BSWMCC) is a comprehensive community cancer center located in Central Texas offering medical and radiation oncology services, plastic and reconstructive surgery, and lymphedema therapy, with approximately 275 patient encounters daily.
Identifying and Navigating Oncology Patients Admitted within 15 Days of Chemotherapy for Treatment-Related Toxicities
Mary Ebinger, RN, BSN, OCN, Raizalie Gutierrez, RN, BSN, OCN, Tracy Walczer, RN, BSN, OCN, Laura Beaupre, RN, BSN, OCN, CN-BN, Kathleen Sevedge, RN, MA, AOCN, Alicia Afif, RN, MSN, Freda Barnes, RN, BSN, OCN, Maritza Chicas, RN, BSN, OCN, Angela Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, MEd, Alyssa Pauls, RN, BSN, OCN, Cynthia Smith, RN, BSN, OCN, MA, Jeanne Kenna, RN, OCN, CRNI
The oncology nurse navigators (ONNs) at Lehigh Valley Health Network-Cancer Institute, comprising 8 oncology-certified registered nurses, were presented with an initiative from the administration to assist with preventing patient readmissions due to severe toxicities that could otherwise be managed in the outpatient setting.
Beth O’Connor, RN Navigator, Marilyn Kugler, BSN, RN Navigator, Melissa Erickson, MD, Michelle Kirschner, CNP, Katrina Harrill, BSN
There are approximately 436,060 head and neck cancer (HNC) survivors living in the United States, and long-term survival is becoming more common in this population.
Nancy Collar, RRT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS, Brooke O’Neill, MSN, RN, Kim Parham, RN, BSN, CN-BN, Shawn Perkins, RN, BSN, OCN, Amy Jo Pixley, MSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG(T), Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN
Oncology navigation is evidence-based and plays an important role in lung cancer care, but variation remains in the navigator’s role across the continuum from early- to late-stage lung cancer.
Navigating Care Transitions to Improve Efficiency from an Inpatient Cancer Diagnosis to the Outpatient Treatment Setting
Jeanne Silva, MSN, RN-BC, CMSRN, CN-BN, Avni Patel, BSN, RN, Jane Krong, BSN, RN, OCN, John Lagayada, BSN, RN, OCN, Theresa Hayden, BSN, RN, OCN
Integrated care is an approach for improving care transitions, but identifying patients to benefit from the assistance of an oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is inconsistent or nonexistent for patients transitioning from an acute inpatient setting to an outpatient treatment area.
Oncology Nurse Navigators Bridging Gaps in the Multidisciplinary Approach to Head and Neck Cancer Care
Dawn Bassett, MSN Ed, RN, OCN, Alisa Domb, RN, MSN, CBCN, CNBN, Diane Gallaway, Terri Taylor, RD, CSO, Domenica Adams, RN, MSN, OCN
Head and neck cancers (HNCs) include a heterogeneous group of cancers.
Carla Strom, MLA, Maria Alejandra Combs, JD, OPN-G, Emily Copus, MSW, OPN-CG, Alexis Daniels, MS, Corinne Miller, Ronny Bell, PhD
To address the inequities that underserved populations often face during their cancer experience, the Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center developed a novel nonclinical navigation program for African American (AA), Hispanic, and rural cancer patients.
Our organization had the opportunity to reduce the time of discovery of suspicious mass to surgeon consultation for patients with rectal, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer.
The Effect of a Multidisciplinary STOMA Team Approach on Distress, Anxiety, and Patient Satisfaction Among Patients Preparing for Colorectal Stoma Surgery
Alena Glass, RN, BSN, OCN, Judith Hatch, RN, MSN, APRN, Kiera Hobbs, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN, Jennifer Rea, MD, Charlie Workman, MS, PT, MBA, CBIS, Claire C. Davies, PT, PhD, Martha Monroe, PhD, RN
The standard treatment for colorectal cancer, colorectal resection, may result in either a temporary or permanent ostomy.
Effectiveness of Healthcare Professional Training on Legal Issues Impacting Individuals Diagnosed with Cancer to Improve Patient Quality of Life
A cancer diagnosis may carry with it a variety of legal issues, including insurance coverage, government benefits, and consumer rights.
Patient Preferences and Understanding of a Precision Medicine Lexicon – Toward the Development of Patient-Friendly, Consistent Terminology
Claire Saxton, Maria B. Gonzalo, MS, Jenny Karubian, MA, Helen M. Nichols, PhD, Sanjana Quasem, MPH, Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN
As precision medicine testing and treatment options evolve, the complexity of what patients and caregivers need to understand to be active members of their healthcare team has increased dramatically.
Evaluating the User-Perceived Benefit of a Virtual Patient Education and Support Community: LVNG With Lung Cancer
Thanks to recent treatment advances, people living with lung cancer (PLW) are living longer and are a relatively new class of cancer survivors.
Feasibility of Augmented Intelligence to Support Oncology Nurses’ and Navigators’ Roles in the Identification and Management of Depression in Oncology
Yolaine Jeune-Smith, PhD, Amy Ellis, Sibel Blau, MD, Kelly A. Miller, DNP, MPH, Danielle Bergman, RN, John Showalter, MD, Ajeet Gajra, MD
Depression is common in patients with cancer and is associated with worse cancer treatment outcomes.
The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is a leader in providing psychosocial care and has recognized the importance of understanding the effects of COVID-19 on healthcare professionals and addressing gaps in identified supports.
Implementation of Remote Supportive Care Programs to Women at Risk for and Surviving with Breast and Ovarian Cancer During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Adina Fleischmann, LSW, Elana Silber, MBA, Melissa Rosen, MA, Sydney Campbell, BS, Nikoleta Marku, Catherine Dunn, BS, Tania Lobo, MS, Kenneth P. Tercyak, PhD
The COVID-19 global pandemic created significant challenges in providing screening, treatment, and support services to women at risk for and living with breast and ovarian cancer.
Patient Lay Navigator Program: An Approach to Enhancing Patients’ Access to Psychosocial Support and Reducing Nonclinical Barriers Associated with Care
Shelita Anderson, MBA, BSN, RN, OCN, Carol Kirton, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, Renjitha Kolambel, MSN, RN, OCN, Shirley Ruiz, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG, CBCN
Oncology nurse navigators have many clinical and nonclinical responsibilities.
Caring for the Caregiver: Using a Tool to Increase Navigator Self-Awareness/ Self-Examination Regarding Compassion Fatigue
Monica Dean, HON-OPN-CG, Emily Gentry, BSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, OCN, Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN
Compassion fatigue is common among professionals working in a healing or helping capacity.
Patients with lung cancer often face significant rates of mortality and morbidity.
Meeting the Educational Needs of Oncology Navigators to Navigate the Complexities of the Cancer Care Continuum via Virtual Format
The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators conducted a 4-day virtual, live-streamed conference that provided a forum for dialogue among participating navigators who provide navigation and survivorship care services for oncology patients.
Tools that help to characterize patient acuity have been used in healthcare for decades and have proved successful as a means of determining staffing needs, improving patient care, and controlling costs.
Using Concept Mapping to Explore Interpersonal Communication Components of Patient Navigation in Breast Cancer Care
Sarah F. Gallups, RN, PhD, MPH, Jill Demirci, PhD, RN, IBCLC, Marci Nilsen, PhD, RN, CHPN, Jessica Burke, PhD, Catherine Bender, PhD, RN, FAAN, Margaret Q. Rosenzweig, PhD, FNP-C, AOCN, FAAN
Research exploring the relational dimensions of patient navigation indicate that interpersonal communication is fundamental to the patient navigator’s (PN) ability to assist patients in identifying barriers to care and improve cancer care outcomes.
Prostate cancer (PCa) patients treated with injectable androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) are particularly vulnerable during a pandemic because they may not be able to self-administer treatment and may be required to visit a clinic/hospital for injections.
A Virtual Prostate Cancer Clinic for Follow-Up Care: A Digital Health Platform Creates Efficient Navigation and Care Coordination Benefiting Survivors, Provider, and the Healthcare System
Richard N. Boyajian, Ashleigh M. Kowtoniuk, PA, APRN-NP, Krystle R. Boyajian, Mark J. Mackin, MBA, RT(T)
Prostate cancer is the most common male malignancy. In 2021, the United States will see an estimated 248,530 new cases, 34,130 deaths, and more than 3 million survivors.
Creating an Electronic Referral to Help Identify Patients with Breast Cancer Needing Navigation Services
The oncology nurse navigator (ONN) plays a central role in decreasing distress and increasing satisfaction in patients with breast cancer.
Ensuring Equal Access to Guideline-Based Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer Through Prior Authorization
Adam C. Powell, PhD, Christopher T. Lugo, BBA, Jeremy T. Pickerell, MAT, James W. Long, BSBA, Bryan A. Loy, MD, MBA, Amin J. Mirhadi, MD
When a patient with prostate cancer needs radiation therapy (RT), their physician submits an order for RT to a prior authorization program, which assesses its concordance with clinical guidelines and evidence-based practices.
Improving Care Coordination and Experience for Newly Diagnosed Lung Cancer Patients at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Cancer Center
Lung cancer is the leading cause of death in the United States, with approximately 235,760 new cases and 131,880 deaths expected to occur in 2021.
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