10:50 am – 11:10 am Saturday, September 17

Understanding the Current State of Pediatric Oncology Nursing Quality Measurement in Free-Standing Children’s Hospitals Across the United States (229-2)

The impact of nursing care on patient outcomes has been demonstrated in adult and pediatric settings but limited attention has been given to standardized measurement of pediatric oncology nursing care.

With advances in pediatric cancer therapy, patients may be offered multiple treatment modalities which require intensive nursing support. To provide high quality care for these complex patients with evolving needs, pediatric oncology nurses require specialized skills, knowledge and appropriate resources. Given the gap in current literature addressing the impact of nurse sensitive measures that impact the quality of nursing care across the pediatric oncology continuum, the first step was to identify these potential measures. The ability to identify key performance measures and to articulate their value in the delivery of nursing care is central to improving the quality of the patient/family/employee experience in this highly complex and specialized environment. Using process measures allows for greater understanding of the extent to which clinical care is following best practice.

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Speaker:
Pamela Dockx BSN RN CPON®
CNE Hours
0.33
2:55 pm –3:15 pm Saturday, September 17

Primary Caregivers’ Knowledge Attitudes and Beliefs toward Palliative Care for Children with Cancer (235-3)

Parents of children with cancer perform a myriad of caregiving tasks related to Pediatric Palliative Care (PPC) along the illness trajectory. Yet, their knowledge, attitudes and beliefs (KAB) toward PPC remain underexplored, especially in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs) where care relies heavily on the family. A better understanding of parent KAB would inform effective strategies to support the integration of PPC into the care of children with cancer and their families.

The purpose of this two-phase multicenter study among primary caregivers of children with cancer in Lebanon was to examine their KAB toward PPC in order to uncover areas for improvement, to determine factors associated with KAB, and identify primary caregivers’ PPC tasks in caring for their children with cancer.

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11:10 am – 11:30 am Saturday, September 17

Improving the Efficiency and Efficacy for Patients in Sickle Cell Crisis in the Outpatient Setting (229-3)

The unpredictability of sickle cell crisis leads to same-day add-on visits where the patient is reliant on the provider of the day. Due to the lack of consistent providers, the interpretation of the patient’s pain can be influenced by a lack of understanding on how to properly manage it based on previous encounters. Read more...
9:45 – 10:45 am Thursday, September 15

Using Your Resources-The Role Of A Clinical Resource Nurse (208-2)

Patient census and acuity throughout healthcare institutions continue to rise as staffing numbers and resources remain the same. Nursing is asked to create innovative ways to maximize staff productivity and efficiency, decrease burnout and increase retention while improving patient care. The development of a Clinical Resource Nurse (CRN) is an innovative approach to maximize the nurse's clinical potential and improve unit efficiency while working within the context of the current staffing model.

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2:15 pm – 2:35 pm Saturday, September 17

Do Parents Protect Themselves When Administering Home Oral Chemotherapy to Children with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia? (235-1)

As part of cancer treatment, parents of children with cancer are expected to administer multiple medications to their child in the home setting (Landier et al., 2016). Safe practices in delivering oral chemotherapy are an essential part of the education of parents of children with cancer (Rodgers et al., 2018). Little is known about what parents actually do in the home setting to protect themselves from exposure when administering oral chemotherapy.

 

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5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Friday, September 16

Professional Open Forum: PHD/DNP (PF3)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Professional Open Forum sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this forum to participate in discussions related to PHD/DNP level nurses. Read more...
CNE Hours
0.5
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Friday, September 16

Professional Open Forum: Outpatient Nursing (PF2)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Professional Open Forum sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this forum to participate in discussions related to outpatient nursing. Read more...
CNE Hours
0.5
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Friday, September 16

Professional Open Forum: Inpatient Nursing (PF1)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Professional Open Forum sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this forum to participate in discussions related to inpatient nursing. Read more...
CNE Hours
0.5
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Friday, September 16

Professional Open Forum: Educator (PF5)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Professional Open Forum sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this forum to participate in discussions related to educators. Read more...
CNE Hours
0.5
5:30 pm – 6:00 pm Friday, September 16

Professional Open Forum: APN (PF6)

More informal in nature than our concurrent sessions, our Professional Open Forum sessions give attendees the opportunity to engage in a lively discussion with industry experts covering the hottest topics in pediatric hematology/oncology. Attend this forum to participate in discussions related to APN level nurses. Read more...
CNE Hours
0.5
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