Date of Graduation

Spring 5-16-2016

Document Type

Project

Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

College/School

School of Nursing and Health Professions

Department/Program

Biological Science

First Advisor

Dr. Elena Capella

Abstract

This project is focused on quality improvement in patient satisfaction with regard to side effect management after oncology patient education. The global aim of this project is to improve oncology-specific patient education through the development of an evidenced-based educational binder to be given to patients in a hospital outpatient infusion center and used as an educational guide for nursing staff. Effective standardized patient education has been seen to improve: satisfaction, quality of life, adherence, self-management, outcomes, and reduce unnecessary emergency room visits (Dalby, 2013; Mann, 2011; Smith et al., 2013). A rise in patient confidence for nausea and vomiting self-care, and when it is appropriate to call for provider help, is expected. After unforeseen delays with project coordination, baseline patient survey data collection, and product branding, implementation of the education binder tool is expected to begin in May, 2016 with a PDSA cycle followed by every four-week SDSA cycles along with six-month post-implementation patient surveys given beginning October, 2016, in order to measure and confirm project expectations. Further justification for the project should appear in reduced ED visits for chemotherapy induced nausea, vomiting, and dehydration.

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Oncology Commons

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