This section provides invaluable resources to assist nurse navigators and patient navigators in the management of patient care.
Evaluating Pharmacy Dispensing Models to Help Improve Cancer Care Delivery NEW
AONN+ served as a project partner on this Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) resource that highlights practice profiles of 4 cancer programs and their dispensing models.
COVID-19 Navigator Toolkit
This toolkit provides invaluable resources to assist nurse navigators and patient navigators in the management of patient care during the coronavirus pandemic.
Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) Publications for Patients, Caregivers, Healthcare Providers
A collection of publications by the Cancer Support Community for AML patients to learn more about treatment options, what questions to ask their healthcare team, as well as resources for information and support. It includes a guide on how healthcare professionals can discuss important AML topics with patients. These publications are part of the Cancer Support Community’s “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” educational series.
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Publications for Patients, Caregivers, Healthcare Providers
A collection of publications by the Cancer Support Community for CLL patients to learn more about CLL diagnosis and treatment, how to communicate with their doctors, and how to maintain the best possible quality of life. The collection includes the AONN+ Cancer Advocacy & Patient Education CLL resource. These publications are part of the Cancer Support Community’s “Frankly Speaking About Cancer” educational series.
A Guide for Oncology Healthcare Professionals to Manage Stress and Promote Self-Care
This 22-page “Self-Care Guide” discusses concepts such as stress, fatigue, self-care, self-compassion, fortitude, team resilience, moral distress, and more. It includes self-care exercises that oncology nurse and patient navigators, and other healthcare professionals can incorporate into their routines. This toolkit was designed as part of the Cancer Support Community’s workshop series titled “What’s In Your First Aid Kit?: Resources and Tools to Help You Survive and Thrive.”
3 Resources to Transform Care for Older Adults with Cancer
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) developed a suite of resources to help cancer care teams assess and improve the care they provide for older adults with cancer. The 3 resources include an evidence-based gap assessment tool to evaluate key elements of care, a how-to guide that offers detailed strategies that can be implemented without significant burden on staff or budgets, and an online resource library with more than 100 resources and tools to support improvement plans.
Metastatic NSCLC Biomarker Testing Reference Guide
This resource offers key information on the importance of biomarker testing and highlights clinical guideline recommendations to aid in identifying appropriate patients for testing. Also featured is a list of established and emerging biomarkers to support medical professionals when deciding on treatment options. This list identifies the biomarker, prevalence, clinicopathologic correlates, and the approved and investigational therapies for quick reference when making decisions for cancer care.
Metastatic NSCLC Biomarker Testing Roadmap
This roadmap provides key information on the biomarker testing process, outlines the importance of waiting for testing results in order to make optimal treatment choices, and offers insights into care coordination among the medical professionals who make up the treatment team.
NCCN Member Institution Portal and Toolkit
Members at an NCCN Member Institution can access the Member Institution Portal and NCCN Toolkit on NCCN’s website to gain access to information about NCCN services and opportunities, the NCCN toolkit, and reports detailing your institution’s representatives to NCCN Guidelines Panels and Committees.
What’s in Your First Aid Kit?: Resources and Tools to Help You Survive and Thrive
Cancer Support Community’s “What’s in Your First Aid Kit?” is a FREE, non-CE, 7-part series that will help equip all members of the multidisciplinary team with an understanding of burnout, compassion fatigue, tips for self-care, and more.
2021 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 Fifth Annual Patient Guide to Cancer Support Services.
Seventh 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.
Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 8.1: Addressing Barriers to Care - A Road Map for Comprehensive Cancer Control Professionals and Cancer Program Administrators
This road map is an update of a previous resource for Implementing the Commission on Cancer Standard 3.1: Patient Navigation Process. This resource will guide CCC professionals and administrators in identifying and addressing barriers to accessing health and/or psychosocial cancer care for cancer patients.
Biomarker Testing for Lung Cancer
Cancer Support Community’s interactive Lung Cancer Biomarker Tool can help patients and caregivers understand what test they should get and what the results mean for their treatment.
CONQUER magazine’s Guide for Patients with Lung Cancer
Help your patients with lung cancer understand the process of their disease and the treatment options that are best for them. CONQUER: the patient voice is pleased to present this 4-part series of articles on non–small-cell lung cancer, the most frequently occurring type. Written for patients by an oncologist and a nurse practitioner, each of the Patient’s Guides addresses a topic often confronted during the course of therapy: Staging; Treatment; Biomarker Testing; and an Overview of the Lung Cancer Patient Journey. Also included is an easy-to-navigate “road map” that highlights important treatment milestones. The series was written with the financial support of Novartis Pharmaceuticals.
AONN+ 2020 Navigation Metrics Toolkit
AONN+ has identified 35 evidence-based navigation metrics that are relevant to cancer care, and demonstrate the value and sustainability of oncology navigation. This toolkit was developed to help navigators, oncology program administrators, healthcare executives, and other clinicians who are linked to navigation understand and support the integration of these standardized metrics into their normal business process. The toolkit will provide guidance on how to select, implement, report, and utilize them as they engage in quality/performance improvement and strategic decision-making.
AONN+, The Lynx Group, and GoMo Health: A Collaboration for Oncology Care
GoMo Health, The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+), and The Lynx Group are partnering to increase the efficacy of telehealth with patient-partnered care. This evidence-based telehealth system is designed to enable shared decision-making between the patient and the care team, thereby increasing patient adherence to their treatment plan.
Navigating Advanced Prostate Cancer: A Resource Guide for the Navigator
The prostate cancer landscape is broader than ever before, amplifying the challenges for not only the patients facing the disease, but also their families and/or caregivers. This toolkit provides a centralized set of resources and offers guidance to nurse and patient navigators on how to overcome those challenges and best serve those patients and their families/caregivers, particularly in the advanced stages.
Highlights from the National Evidence-Based Oncology Navigation Metrics: Multisite Exploratory Study to Demonstrate Value and Sustainability of Navigation Programs
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.
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.
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
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