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Clinic nurse assessment form

  • 1.  Clinic nurse assessment form

    Posted 08-10-2019 10:05
    Does anyone have an oncology treatment based clinic nurse assessment form that they are willing to share? We are working on a project to focus our nursing assessments on treatment related side effects. 

    Thanks, 
    Cathy


  • 2.  RE: Clinic nurse assessment form

    Posted 08-11-2019 01:06
    Hello there! I too would like to see some examples of these types of nursing assessments!

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    Lynette Menchaca
    Palliative Care RN
    Porterville CA
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  • 3.  RE: Clinic nurse assessment form

    Posted 08-19-2019 03:19
    Hi good early morning I didn't have a form that I used but I would use this assessment that was not only based on the treatment symptoms but it could also be used for just the general cancer symptoms.

    it was the basic head to toe assessment (minus the stethoscope) any dizziness blurred vision ringing of the ears any forgetfulness. Shortness of breath difficulty breathing. Any nausea vomiting heartburn and constipation or diarrhea. Any numbness or tingling in your hands or your feet. then I would just simply asked are you urinating okay are you sleeping okay at night how's your appetite.

    of course now with all these new therapies out there there's things that could be added such as rashes.. fevers. I used to work at a clinic that used epic and it had a very basic assessment and so I just formulated a way that could cover everything.

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    Christina Lopez RN
    Registered Nurse II
    Lewisville TX
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  • 4.  RE: Clinic nurse assessment form

    Posted 08-11-2019 03:47
    Hi Cathy, I hope this link works, which is a link to a recommended nursing pre-treatment assessment tool
    https://www.eviq.org.au/getmedia/54cc0af7-0602-490c-a340-dd2a5dffe160/4-Antineoplastic-drug-patient-assessment-tool-2019.pdf.aspx?ext=.pdf
    We have an organisation in Australia call eviQ, which is a free resource of evidence-based, consensus driven cancer treatment protocols and information for use at the point of care. eviQ is developed for the Australian context and supports health professionals in the delivery of cancer treatments. This tool is prepared by them, and they have many others which may be useful to you.
    If the link didn't work out, just go to their website:  eviq.org.au  and search clinical resources, then assessment tools. I'm sure you will find some very helpful information there

    Regards Jackie


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    Jackie Morgan RN BN GCert OncN
    Registered Nurses
    Southport
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