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Poster Display session 3

1279 - The oncology nurse coordinator’s role in a digestive oncology department: Impact on patient and hospital

Date

30 Sep 2019

Session

Poster Display session 3

Presenters

Fouad Awada

Citation

Annals of Oncology (2019) 30 (suppl_5): v825-v828. 10.1093/annonc/mdz274

Authors

F. Awada

Author affiliations

  • Nursing, Jules Bordet Institut, 1000 - Brussels/BE
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Abstract 1279

Background

The newly created Department of Oncology Nurse Coordinators, in this case the Digestive Oncology department, ONCDOD, at the Jules Bordet Institute, allows patients, mainly the newly diagnosed, to early personalized medicine. The aim is to orient the patients to all the services available and implicated to his/her care; to explain the treatment, procedures for therapies and answer questions; to be present for the patient and his family so as to create a climate of confidence, comfort and security.

Methods

60 newly diagnosed digestive patients were followed by the Nurse Coordinator in the year 2018. The necessary care requirements for this group of patients were identified, recorded and analysed in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team. With the help of an exhaustive data on the patient, all the Oncology Nurse Coordinator’s activities were reported in a unique, accessible electronic patient’s file.

Results

Thanks to knowledge of the patient’s medical situation, but also to his psychological and socioeconomic environment, the interventions of the Oncology Nurse Coordinator allowed a more fluid path of diagnosis and treatment, rapid and efficient care of treatment side effects, avoid unnecessary hospitalization and ensure more comfort and security for the patient.

Conclusions

The daily follow-up of newly diagnosed digestive patients, allowed a more effective taking care of patients from the diagnosis. The patients showed confidence and serenity knowing that they can call one single person, anytime, in the hospital for all their questions and needs.

Clinical trial identification

Editorial acknowledgement

Legal entity responsible for the study

Fouad Awada.

Funding

Has not received any funding.

Disclosure

The author has declared no conflicts of interest.

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