CoC Standards

Practical Advice for Implementing Metrics

Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN, OCN,Vicki Kennedy, LCSW,Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG,Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS
Vicki Kennedy, Danelle Johnston, and Tricia Strusowski reflect on when and how to best begin implementing standardized metrics, suggesting it might be best to start small and to build relationships in order to build a tangible case to make about the value of the navigator.

CoC and Survivorship Care Plans

Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH,Sharon S. Gentry, MSN, RN, HON-ONN-CG, AOCN, CBCN,Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, HON-ONN, OCN,Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG,Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS
Lillie Shockney explains how she and AONN+ are working towards encouraging the reevaluation of CoC standard 3.3 (on survivorship care plans) in order to measure compliance and success more accurately.

AONN+ Navigation Metrics and CoC Standards

Tricia Strusowski, RN, MS
Tricia Strusowski explains how the AONN+ standardized navigation metrics perfectly complement and support CoC standards.

CoC Accreditation FAQs

Barbara J. Dearmon, BS, CTR
Barbara Dearmon reviews some of the most commonly asked questions surrounding becoming or remaining CoC compliant.

How AONN+ Metrics Complement CoC Standards

Barbara J. Dearmon, BS, CTR
Barbara Dearmon feels that AONN+ standardized metrics will support CoC standards and help set a standard of care.

How CoC Standards Help Support the Role of the Navigator

Barbara J. Dearmon, BS, CTR
Barbara Dearmon expands upon how implementation of CoC standards can help navigators better care for their patients by helping guide population assessments and identify community needs.

How CoC Standards Improve Patient Care

Barbara J. Dearmon, BS, CTR
Barbara Dearmon asserts that CoC standards help improve patient care by defining guidelines on how to assess your patients.

Why Facilities Should be CoC Accredited

Barbara J. Dearmon, BS, CTR
Barbara Dearmon believes it's important for facilities to become CoC accredited because it sets a standard of care, gives you guidelines, and allows for assessment of patients' needs.

CoC Standards for Survivorship Care Planning: An American Cancer Society Webinar

Erica McNamara, MPH,Nina Miller, MSSW, OSW-C,Robin Vanderpool, DrPH
This is part one of a free, interactive three-part webinar series on Survivorship hosted by the American Cancer Society. The webinars will include information about the Commission on Cancer survivorship care planning standard and the role of National Cancer Database data, review of the newly released American Cancer Society cancer survivorship care guidelines and a presentation by healthcare systems implementing survivorship programs.

Patient Navigation Becomes New Standard for Cancer Program Accreditation

Elaine Sein, BSN, RN
Patient navigation and care coordination have been a focus in healthcare for several years because of the fragmentation that commonly occurs among access, diagnosis, and treatment. This strong national movement has evidence-based research to support the need, which has led cancer program-accrediting bodies to add patient navigation as a required standard.