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Anne Arundel Medical Center

Anne Arundel Medical Center, DeCesaris Cancer Institute

Annapolis, Maryland

A Value-Driven Symptom Management Clinic

With a goal of defining outcomes of value to patients to their healthcare system, Anne Arundel Medical Center’s DeCesaris Cancer Institute participated in an innovative, 3-year pilot project focused on three nursing interventions: Examining quality measures for fatigue, distress, and sleep-awake disturbance. Result: Development of an advanced NP-led symptom management clinic that provides rapid access and coordination of care with the oncologists and infusion team. Discover how this program improved coordination, communication, and patient education, and reduced hospital re-admissions and ER visits.