Onboarding Experienced Non-Oncology Nurses to Address Staffing Shortages: Development of a Transitional Oncology Training Academy


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Onboarding Experienced Non-Oncology Nurses to Address Staffing Shortages: Development of a Transitional Oncology Training Academy

ACCC 37th National Oncology Conference

This educational activity is jointly provided by AXIS Medical Education and ACCC

This activity is supported by educational grants from Abbvie,  AstraZeneca, GlaxoSmithKline, Lilly and Pfizer, Inc.

Release Date: 10/16/2020

Expire Date: 10/15/2021

Estimated Time to Complete: 30 minutes

Target audience: Nurse and APPs with an interest n oncology care, nurse educators, and cancer program administrators

Overview: This 12-week academy at Miami Cancer Institute gives nurses the knowledge and skills they need to successfully transition to radiology, blood and marrow transplant, outpatient infusion oncology, and Phase I/II research on a Precision Medicine Unit. Expert nurses and Master’s-prepared oncology educators provide hands-on orientation to entity-specific policies and procedures; training on core oncology nursing skills, such as central line care and maintenance, port access, safe drug administration, and hazardous spill clean-up; and preparation for the ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate. Individualized preceptors work side-by-side with academy nurses upon transition to their units. 

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss our experience of implementing an evidence-based transitional oncology training program to address staffing shortages
  • Describe specific elements needed to develop evidence-based oncology academy, including curriculum, baseline knowledge, skills, and expertise required to prepare non-oncology nurses for oncology practice
  • Describe lessons learned and key take-aways

Faculty:

Marguerite Rowell, MSN, MBA, MSM/HM, ONC, SCRN
Assistant Vice President of Nursing
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Hollie Gow, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, PCCN CPHQ
Director of Professional Nursing Practice & Performance Improvement|
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

Michele Ryder, MSN, MSHSA RN CEN
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Nurse
Miami Cancer Institute, Baptist Health South Florida

ACCREDITED CONTINUING EDUCATION

Accreditation Statement

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by AXIS Medical Education and ACCC.  AXIS Medical Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation for Nursing
AXIS Medical Education designates this continuing nursing education activity for 0.5 contact hours.
Learners are advised that accredited status does not imply endorsement by the provider or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with an activity.

Healthcare Executives
ACHE Qualified Education credit must be related to healthcare management (i.e., it cannot be clinical, inspirational, or specific to the sponsoring organization). It can be earned through educational programs conducted or sponsored by any organization qualified to provide education programming in healthcare management. Programs may be sponsored by ACHE, chapters, or other qualified sources, whether the programming is face-to-face or distance offerings (webinars, online seminars, self-study courses, etc.). You will receive a certificate of completion for 0.5 hours.

AXIS Contact Information
For information about the accreditation of this program please contact AXIS at info@axismeded.org.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest
AXIS Medical Education requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by AXIS for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity:

 

Name of Faculty or Presenter/Planner

Reported Financial Relationship

Marguerite Rowell, MSN, MBA, MSM/HM, ONC, SCRN

Nothing to disclose

Hollie Gow, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, PCCN CPHQ

Nothing to disclose

Michele Ryder, MSN, MSHSA RN CEN

Nothing to disclose

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this continuing education activity: 

Name of Planner/Manager/Reviewer

Reported Financial Relationship

Leigh Boehmer, PharmD, BCOP

Nothing to disclose

Christina Fuller, BSW

Nothing to disclose

Tom A. Gallo, MS, MDA

Nothing to disclose

Marilyn L. Haas-Haseman, PhD, RN, CNS, ANP-BC

Nothing to disclose

Monique J. Marino

Nothing to disclose

Rebecca McMahon

Nothing to disclose

Kerri Michalik, MHA, BSN

Nothing to disclose

Dee Morgillo, MEd., MT(ASCP), CHCP

Nothing to disclose

Barbara Schmidtman, PhD

Nothing to disclose

Disclaimer   

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. 

Method of Participation and Request for Credit    

  • Attend/participate in the educational activity and review all course materials. 

To receive credit for this activity, participants must review the activity information including learning objectives and faculty/planner disclosures and actively participate in the educational activity. Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 75% or better and the post-activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.

Hollie Gow

Director of Professional Nursing Practice & Performance Improvement

I have worked for Baptist Health South Florida (BHSF) for 15 years. In 2005, I began my career at BHSF as a Clinical Partner (care tech) at Baptist Hospital’s Critical Care Unit. In 2006, I began working as a Critical Care nurse after completing an associate’s degree in Nursing. I was able to continue my education and complete a bachelor's degree in Nursing (BSN) and master's degree in Nursing (MSN) with a specialization as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. In 2011, I began working as the Manager of Safety and Process Improvement for Critical Care, Progressive Care, and the Dialysis Unit. During that time, I completed a Doctorate Degree in Nursing Practice (DNP) in 2016. The Doctoral Capstone was a Clinical Protocol Change: Initiatives to Reduce Cather-Associated Urinary Tract Infections (CAUTI) in the Adult Critical Care Unit which decreased the CAUTI rate by 83% using an evidence-based practice prevention bundle. The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognized this exemplary work, and I was awarded the 2017 Certified Nurse Award, which was a true honor. I began working at the Miami Cancer Institute (MCI) in 2017 as the Director of Performance Improvement. Currently, I am working as the Director of Professional Nursing Practice Standards and Performance Improvement. This exciting role includes: all educational processes throughout the organization; oversight and development of the Transitional Academy for experienced nurses new to oncology; development of policies, procedures, and workflow processes; and all patient safety and accreditation activities.

Marguerite Rowell

Assistant Vice President of Nursing

Marguerite Rowell is the Assistant Vice President of Nursing at Miami Cancer Institute in Miami Florida. She over twenty years of experience in nursing, specifically, 10 years in neuroscience and over 6 years in oncology. She has presented on multiple occasions on a local and national level. Marguerite has a BSN from Florida International University, MSN from Nova Southeastern University and, MBA and master's in health management from St. Thomas University

Michele Ryder

Cancer Center Program Administrator

Ms. Ryder’s extensive professional background encompasses over 37 years in both patient care and executive positions. She is a clinical expert in hospital operations and has been responsible for the growth of the renowned neuroscience and surgical programs at Baptist Hospital of Miami, where she began her career 29 years ago in surgery and the post-anesthesia care unit.

A member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and South Florida Organization of Healthcare Executives, Ms. Ryder also sits on the board of Living Hope Haiti. In this capacity, she has organized more than 24 Baptist Health surgical trips to the country, which provide life-changing surgery for Haitian residents in need.

Ms. Ryder holds two master's degrees in nursing and healthcare administration from the University of St. Francis.

Key:

Complete
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Pre-Test
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  1 attempt  |  0/5 points to pass
Session Recording
Open to view video.
Open to view video.
Post-Test
5 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  3 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
Evaluation
10 Questions
CE Certificate
Up to 0.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 0.50 medical credits available  |  Certificate available