Becoming a Breast Cancer Nurse Navigator by Lillie D. Shockney

By Lillie D. Shockney

Turning into a Breast melanoma Nurse Navigator is an leading edge new source that courses nurses in the course of the strategy of changing into a nurse navigator at breast melanoma facilities. Written through a nationally popular professional nurse navigator, this crucial source presents path on enhancing potency and effectiveness in supply of care. very important good points of the publication contain an summary of the historical past of navigation, case reviews to augment thoughts and data on turning into a qualified nurse navigator. It additionally includes instruments to aid degree person functionality and reveal price to melanoma heart leaders. turning into a Breast melanoma Nurse Navigator is a must have source for oncology nurses and directors attracted to sufferer advocacy and more desirable results.

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Provide information about the role of navigator in her care. T Record date results being available from pathology. Record date and time patient notified of results. Q Time from core biopsy to pathology results available. Time from results available to patient being notified of pathology results. Time from patient notified of results to patient scheduled for surgical consultation. During these steps, the patient communicated with a breast imaging radiologist, the mammography technician, the navigator, and the surgical appointment scheduler.

E Educate patient about purpose of surgical consultation. Instruct patient to bring family member with her. Provide basic information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Provide information about the role of navigator in her care. T Record date results being available from pathology. Record date and time patient notified of results. Q Time from core biopsy to pathology results available. Time from results available to patient being notified of pathology results. Time from patient notified of results to patient scheduled for surgical consultation.

On Wednesday, April 8, the pathology results were available, and the patient was called by the radiologist to inform her that she had invasive ductal carcinoma. The navigator did the following: • Informed the patient of her role in her care going forward, beginning with being present for her surgical consultation. indd 40 12/1/09 9:54:57 PM Navigation Example Across the Continuum—A Case Study S Schedule patient for an appointment with a breast surgeon. Note patient is a biopsy-proven patient and should receive priority for being scheduled soon.

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