July 2022 Vol 13, No 7
Catching & Addressing Threats to Care & Health, or CATCH, is a reporting system that tracks navigators’ interventions and their positive outcomes. Made a CATCH recently? Be recognized for your accomplishments!
The Effect of a Multidisciplinary Stoma Team on Anxiety and Distress in Patients Undergoing Colorectal Stoma Surgery
Colorectal cancer is the fourth most diagnosed cancer in the United States, representing 7.9% of all new cases.
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The CATCH for July 2022 is awarded to Shana Smith, MSN, RN, OCN. Ms Smith is the oncology nurse navigator for the malignant hematology patient population at Vidant Medical Center.
Navigation is still fairly new to the world of urology private practice, but thanks to the efforts of a few navigators who set out to identify and recover genitourinary (GU) oncology patients in need of care or lost to follow-up, navigators have solidified their place as part of the multidisciplinary team at Urology Austin, the largest urology group in Central Texas.
FDA-approved oral cancer drugs are not cheap, and many patients are unable to afford these promising therapies with extremely high price tags. Depending on the type of cancer and the drug used to treat it, the price of oral cancer therapy can range from about $10,000 to $25,000 per month.
Working with Uber, Lyft, and nonemergency medical transportation providers, one navigator set out to decrease no-shows and cancellations but accomplished much more.
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