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An Inpatient and Outpatient Nursing Collaborative Improves the Patient Experience

By Christine Shike, RN, BSN

When SwedishAmerican Regional Cancer Center found itself unable to quantify performance in inpatient oncology, it saw an opportunity to break down barriers in communication and education between the inpatient and outpatient setting.
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Highlights from this Issue

  • 2017 ACCC Innovator Award winner the University of Alabama Birmingham shares lessons learned from the implementation of lay patient navigators to assist patients with overcoming barriers to care.
  • When 2017 ACCC Innovator Award winner Loma Linda University Cancer Center encountered a staffing shortage, they put an RN mentoring program into place to reduce burnout and errors and shorten wait times.
  • Penn Medicine Virtua Cancer Program’s unique approach to offering social work services through a student mentoring program earned them a 2017 ACCC Innovator Award.
  • In the face of changing patient demographics, Clearview Cancer Institute made a concerted effort to bolster their patient education program across several different methods of communication.

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Agenda Released for the National Oncology Conference

On October 17-19 in Phoenix, multidisciplinary oncology professionals from around the country will come together at the ACCC 35th National Oncology Conference. Attendees will hear from 2018 ACCC Innovator Award winners about their unique approaches to quality cancer care, be inspired by enlightening speakers, and discover new “how-to” strategies and methods to engage patients, prioritize staff well-being, and stay ahead of the curve.

The agenda for the conference has just been released! Read about our educational and inspiring featured speakers, review our rapid-fire Spotlight Sessions, and start planning the sessions you want to attend. Register by August 20 and save up to $125 with early-bird rates!

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