AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Managing A Navigation Program: The Role of Administrators

Phyllis DeAntonio, RN, MSN, FAAMA 

Patient navigation is all the buzz in healthcare today. Every patient with an abnormal finding, whether malignant or not, wants a nurse navigator to guide them through this complex business [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Multi-Tumor Type Navigation

Shanna Gillming, RN 

The goal of our breakout session was to have an open discussion regarding concerns with multi-tumor site navigation, identify potential best practices, and review some case studies highlighting the strengths [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Prostate Cancer Navigation

Frank delaRama, RN, MSN, AOCNS 

The prostate cancer navigator breakout session fo cused on 2 main areas: (1) program development/maintenance, and (2) shared decision making and role of the navigator. Through sharing the story of [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

GI Cancer Navigation

Coralyn Martinez, MSN, RN, OCN 

The goal of the GI cancer navigation break out session was to provide an in teractive forum for navigators to discuss current successes and ob stacles in developing and main [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Lung Cancer Navigation

Pamela Matten, RN, BSN, OCN 

As one of the most lethal cancers in the world, lung cancer presents numerous challenges in diagnosis and management. New evidence from the National Lung Screening Trial indicates that screening [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Breast Cancer Navigation: 5 Steps to Better Navigation

Sue Bowman, RN, OCN, CBCN, MSW 

The breast cancer session focused on the use of the Nursing Process to guide navigation for people with breast cancer. A review of the Nursing Process theory was aligned to [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Inspiring Strong Survivorship Care

Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, ONN-CG 

Andy Miller, MHSE, CHES, Vice President of Mission for LIVESTRONG, delivered the advocacy keynote address at our second annual AONN Navigation and Survivorship Con ference in September. Miller oversees LIVESTRONG’s [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Compassionate Care Helps Drive Better Patient Outcomes

Robb Johnson 

Significantly high levels of physicians and other medical professionals believe that compassion in healthcare makes a significant difference on whether the patient lives or dies. And yet, of physicians who [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Survivorship Programs Seek to Ease Transition Back to Primary Care

Rachelle Portner, RN, BSN, BA 

As a result of early detection and advances in treatment, there are more than 12 million cancer survivors in the United States today, and that number will continue to grow. [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Psychosocial Distress Screening via Easy-to-Use Technology Started at Lurie Cancer Center

Nan Rothrock, PhD 

A pilot study conducted at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, demonstrated that psychosocial distress screening can be made patient friendly while measuring levels of [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Helping Survivors Navigate Their Way to Better Health Post Cancer

Mandi Pratt-Chapman, MA, Associate Center Director, Patient-Centered Initiatives & Health Equity, GW Cancer Center, Washington, DC 

The number of US cancer survivors hovers around 12 million today and is projected to grow to 20-million-plus by 2020, creating a critical need for focused patient navigation–oriented strategies for [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage, Patient Navigation

Patient Navigation Across the Continuum

Linda Fleisher, PhD, MPH 

A collaborative approach to patient navigation that involves both clinical and community navigators can ensure that the final navigation program reflects the needs of your particular institution, according to Linda [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage, Nurse Navigation

Assessing the Needs of Your Navigation Program Will Help to Achieve Goals

Patricia Strusowski, MS, RN 

“Patients come first” is the mission of the navigation program set forth by Tricia Strusowski, MS, RN, director of cancer care management at Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

A Professional Model for Practice: Kolcaba’s Comfort Theory and the Breast Health Nurse Navigator

Sharon Lieb Inzetta, RN, MS 

Background: Currently there is no standard definition for a patient navigator. Defining a breast health nurse navigator (BHNN) and adopting a theoretical framework1 and model development to guide professional practice [ Read More ]

AONN 2011 Second Annual Meeting Coverage

Demonstrating Patient-Centered Care at Billings Clinic

Karyl Blaseg, RN, MSN, OCN 

Background: The American College of Surgeons’ Commission on Cancer currently is revising its cancer program standards. Three new standards have been drafted that pertain to patient navigation, psychosocial distress screening, [ Read More ]