Coordination of Care/Care Transitions
The Effect of a Multidisciplinary STOMA Team Approach on Distress, Anxiety, and Patient Satisfaction Among Patients Preparing for Colorectal Stoma Surgery
Alena Glass, BSN, OCN, RN, Judith Hatch, RN, MSN, APRN, Kiera Hobbs, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, OCN, Jennifer Rea, MD, Charlie Workman, MS, PT, MBA, CBIS, Claire Davies, PT, PhD, Martha Monroe, PhD, RN
The standard treatment for colorectal cancer, colorectal resection, may result in either a temporary or permanent ostomy.
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.
Carla Strom, MLA, Maria Alejandra Combs, JD, OPN-G, Emily Copus, MSW, OPN-CG, Alexis Daniels, MS, OPN-CG, 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.
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.
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.
Nancy Collar, RRT-NPS, AE-C, ACCS, Brooke O’Neill, MSN, RN, Kim Parham, BSN, RN, CN-BN, Shawn Perkins, BSN, RN, 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.
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.
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, Alicia Afif, RN, MSN, Freda Barnes, RN, BSN, OCN
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.
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.
The moment a patient is diagnosed with cancer their entire world changes; cancer is not the same for any patient.