I have a folder filled with educational material for new patients that I order from the American Cancer Society
It includes:- After diagnosis, nutrition, distress in people with cancer, chemotherapy, nutrition and any surgery done and some others. I document in the EHR that I provided the patient with these teaching materials.
Joy Hepkins RN BSN OCN
Oncology Nurse Navigator
Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital
1500 Lansdowne Avenue
Darby PA 19023
Relax, have an open mind and heart, importantly trust God....
We are experiencing the same changes in support services provided by our local ACS offices. It makes providing education and assistance more challenging as we are searching for other options for our cancer patients. Fortunately, I work in a group of Oncology Nurse Navigators and we are able to collaborate our efforts at finding new resources.
Kathy Ames, RN, BSN, OCN, ONN-CG
Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator
Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute at Medical City Lewisville
500 W. Main Street
Lewisville, TX 75057
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Our outpatient nurses provide the initial chemo teaching...they give out chemo medication education sheets from Lexicomp along with a packet of information that includes:
· booklet about ways to manage chemo related side effects
· reminder sheet for when to call the doctor
· pamphlet about what to expect at the first treatment visit
· wallet card to show at the ER if they present with a fever
· magnet for important phone numbers
We also offer a live chemo class although not everyone attends the class for various reasons. We're about to launch an online version of the class soon. The infusion nurse is expected to reinforce key teaching points at the time of chemo administration.
Regina Carlisle, MS, BSN, RN, OCN
Senior Cancer Information Nurse
Office of Patient and Public Education
University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center
11100 Euclid Ave
Mailstop SCC 1105
Cleveland, Ohio 44106
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We made our own card. I'm sharing a screen shot of the card from our chemo class. If you can't view it for some reason, please email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org