AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Meeting the Needs of Adult and Childhood Cancer Survivors Throughout the Lifespan: Norton Cancer Institute Survivorship Program, a National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program

Christy Roberts, RN, BSN, OCN 

Background: In response to the Institute of Medicine report in 2005, “From Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor: Lost in Transition,” the Norton Cancer Institute call to action was to develop [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

The Development of Navigation Tools to Assess Medical and Social Barriers to Care

Laura Beaupre, RN, BSN, OCN, CBPN-IC 

Background: The role of the registered nurse patient navigator at Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is to educate and support people diagnosed with cancer through the continuum of care. The [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Prostate REACH, Navigating Men to Prostate Health

Jerilyn Baskett, MS 

Background: The Prostate Risk Assessment Program (PRAP) at Fox Chase Cancer Center is a longitudinal screening and research program that provides screening and risk-reducing options to men at high risk [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Innovative Research-Based Educational Tools/Resources to Improve the Breast Cancer Screening Experience for Women With Disabilities

Linda Muraca, RN, MN 

Background: Women with disabilities (WWD) have the same biological risk of developing breast cancer as nondisabled women but are less likely to participate in regular cancer screening. A previous community-based [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Navigation-Enhanced Partnerships With Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to Ensure Continuity of Care in a Mobile Screening Program

Debra Resnick, MS 

Background: Many underserved women in Philadelphia receive healthcare at 1 of 11 FQHC Community Health Centers (CHCs). The Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) mobile screening program sought partnerships with CHCs [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Patient Navigation: Blending Imaging and Oncology in Breast Cancer

Jeanne Chaivous, MSW 

Background: Patient navigation (PN) in cancer care refers to the individualized care provided to the breast cancer patients, families, and caregivers to ease multiple barriers and facilitate timely access to [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Breast Nurse Navigator Role Impacts Timeliness of Care for Breast Cancer Patients

Loril Garrett, BSN, RN, OCN, CBPN-IC, CBCN 

Background: Breast cancer care is delivered by multiple providers over an extended period of time within an already fragmented healthcare system, which has led to gaps in the care process. [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

The Use of Patient and Provider Satisfaction as a Metric for the Effectiveness of the Oncology Nurse Navigator in an Academic Setting

Joan Giblin, MSN, FNP-BC, AOCN 

Background: The role of the oncology nurse navigator (ONN) is expanding as the healthcare delivery system continues to change as it reacts to advances in cancer treatment and delivery, economic [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Developing a Nurse Navigator Program at a National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Background: Oncology nurse navigation continues to grow in importance as nurses assist with the diverse needs of the oncology patient population. In 2015 the American College of Surgeons Commission on [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Developing a Nurse Navigator Program at a National Cancer Institute–Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center

Maria Tucker, RN, OCN 

Background: Oncology nurse navigation continues to grow in importance as nurses assist with the diverse needs of the oncology patient population. In 2015 the American College of Surgeons Commission on [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Nurse Navigators Play Key Role in the Evolution of a Navigation Database: The Fox Chase Cancer Center Journey

Bonnie Miller, RN, BSN, OCN, FAAMA 

Background: This program illustrates the impact of contributions by nurse navigators to the development of a database influencing cancer care across the continuum. Oncology nurse navigation continues to grow in [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Boston Medical Center Cancer Care Patient Navigation Program: Standardized Documentation in Patient Navigation at Boston Medical Center

Katie A. Finn, PN 

Background: Boston Medical Center (BMC) is a private, not-for-profit academic medical center and the primary teaching affiliate for Boston University School of Medicine. It is a safety-net hospital, with approximately [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Utilizing Patient Surveys to Drive Process Changes Within a High-Risk Genetic Clinic

Nancy Bryan, RN, BSN 

Background: High-risk breast cancer clients are encouraged to have a genetic consult and possible genetic testing to help guide current treatment decisions and provide information regarding personal and familial risk [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Perceived Survivorship Needs of Colorectal Cancer Survivors

Lori McArdle, MSN, RN, OCN 

Background: The number of cancer survivors is estimated at 13.5 million1, and the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) requires cancer survivorship care plans that include details regarding patients’ disease and [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Development of a Survivorship Celebration Benefits Cancer Survivors and Cancer Center Staff

Kathleen Bryte, MSN, RN, OCN 

Background: Recognizing the value of psychological support throughout cancer survivorship and implementing worthwhile programs to address psychosocial needs of cancer survivors are increasingly important considerations in the development of a [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Strength & Courage: Exercises for Breast Cancer Survivors DVD

Sharon Cowden, MD 

Objectives: Medical research indicates that exercise for breast cancer survivors is safe and beneficial not only during recovery but also after treatment is completed. Aerobic exercise may even prevent the [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse Navigator in Phase 1 Clinical Trials

Joyce Schaffer, MSN, RN, AOCNS 

Background: Only 2% to 3% of adult cancer patients enroll in clinical trials (CTs). Multiple barriers are reported in the literature as reasons why patients do not participate in cancer [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Say Ahh! Making Sense of Oral Assessments for Mucositis

Joanne Growney, RN, ANP-BC, MA, OCN 

Background: Mucositis occurs in 15% to 40% of patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy for cancer treatments.1 Patients and caregivers have dissatisfaction with the cancer treatment side effect of mucositis. [ Read More ]

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A Team Approach to the Development of an Educational Survivorship Program Led by an Advanced Practice Nurse in a Community Cancer Center

Carol Blecher, RN, MS, AOCN, APNC, CBPN-C 

Background: According to data released by the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 11.7 million cancer survivors in the United States in 2007, and [ Read More ]

2012 Abstracts, AONN 2012 Third Annual Meeting Coverage

Role of Navigation and Patient Education in the Treatment of Patients With Complex Cancers: Our Experience With Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Barbara R. McHale, BS, RN, OCN, CBCN 

Background: At Samaritan Hospital Cancer Treatment Center, we realized that patients with a diagnosis of head and neck cancer were having trouble navigating the healthcare system prior to starting treatment. [ Read More ]