This section provides invaluable resources to assist nurse navigators and patient navigators in the management of patient care.
COVID-19 Navigator Toolkit NEW
Highlights from the National Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics: Multisite Exploratory Study to Demonstrate Value and Sustainability of Navigation Programs NEW
This infographic illustrates key findings from the first-of-its-kind study to examine outcomes, evaluate analytics, identify barriers/challenges, analyze performance improvement processes, and identify opportunities for future research.
2020 Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services
CONQUER: the patient voice, the official patient magazine of AONN+, shares a list of organizations that may help patients receive the best treatment and relieve financial worries with its Fourth Annual Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services.
Metastatic Breast Cancer Pathways: A Resource Guide for the Navigator
Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is a challenging diagnosis on all levels—physically, psychosocially, and spiritually. For the patient with MBC, a navigator provides essential support to meet the challenges this diagnosis brings. The quality of support in MBC depends on the depth of a navigator’s knowledge of the disease—deepening such knowledge is the goal of this toolkit.
Navigating the Cancer Continuum in the Context of Value-Based Care
The Patient Navigation in Cancer Care Toolkit examines the history and evolution of navigation, the core competencies, current models of navigation, and the role of the navigator along the care continuum. The toolkit also explores the importance of administrative engagement and standardized metrics for the development of a successful navigation program. Valuable resources are provided in this toolkit for professional and program development.
Team-Based Oncology Care: The Pivotal Role of Oncology Navigation
Learn how effective navigation requires a team approach to oncology care and should never be considered an “add-on” resource or service. Written by experts and edited by Lillie D. Shockney, this book provides practical real-world insights on oncology navigation and cancer care.
What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer Recurrence
In partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc., AONN+ Program Director and Co-Founder Lillie D. Shockney has created an eBook that provides answers about breast cancer recurrence.
Fifth Annual Oncology Guide to Patient Support Services
The latest edition of Oncology Practice Management’s Guide to Patient Support Services provides contact information for programs offered by drug companies and nonprofits to help patients with cancer with the cost of their care.
ACCC's Financial Advocacy Boot Camp
Interactive Decision Support Tool for NSCLC NEW
The Guiding Light Between Shorelines: A Resource, Education, and Support Guide for Patients and Their Families Living With Advanced Cancers NEW
Cancer Survivorship E-Learning Series for Primary Care Providers
AONN+ Navigation Metrics Superheroes
These superheroes represent the 8 domains which encompass the AONN+ standardized navigation metrics and should help navigators to better understand the basis behind each domain and the skills necessary to provide quality patient care and financial stability for their organizations.
Educating the Health Care Team on the Roles and Responsibilities of Navigators and Support Staff
This tool is intended to educate their physicians, office staff, and other departments on the role of the navigator and oncology support staff. It can be customized to reflect your cancer program’s structure and its navigation and support staff responsibilities.Author: Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN
ACCC's Health Literacy Gap Assessment Tool
The GW Cancer Center's Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1 Patient Navigation Process: A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators
This document provides a road map for comprehensive cancer control professionals and cancer program administrators who are responsible for conducting the triennial Community Needs Assessment focusing on cancer disparities and barriers to care. The purpose of this document is to guide the Community Needs Assessment team in designing a patient navigation process that navigates cancer patients through their care and addresses barriers facing patients, caregivers, and communities in the cancer program's catchment area.
Navigation Orientation Checklist and Annual Competencies
Navigators upon hire have varied backgrounds and require an orientation and annual review of national guidelines/standards, core competencies, reports/metrics, just to name a few. These documents contain all the key elements that need to be included in a navigator’s orientation and annual competencies.
GW Cancer Center’s Executive Training on Navigation and Survivorship
GW Cancer Center’s Oncology Patient Navigator Training: The Fundamentals
The AONN+ Navigation Metrics Subcommittee created a Provider Educational Fact Sheet to help educate physicians and their office staff on the role of the navigator.Authors: Nicole Messier, BSN, RN, OCN; Beth High, MSN, OCN, CBCN, CN-BN; Linda Burhansstipanov, MSPH, DrPH; Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN