OUTPATIENT INFUSION ACUITY TOOL
Designing an Acuity Tool for an Ambulatory Oncology Setting
Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing t Volume 13, Number 1 t Acuity Tool for an Ambulatory Oncology Setting 45 Julie DeLisle, RN, BSN, MSN, OCN ® Staf ng needs in an ambulatory oncology infusion setting can be challenging. The workload of nurses and time required to [PDF]
Outpatient Acuity Staffing Model 2
regarding outpatient acuity from several sources such as the Oncology Nursing Society, Nursing Economics, and the American Nurses Association was completed. An acuity tool was created for our infusion unit using these resources. Below is an example of acuity levels and defines each
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The tool provides a better representation of acuity in infusion rooms by connecting the complexity of patient treatments with staffing on a daily basis. In addition, the tool is easily adaptable to changing oncology treatment regimens because it provides a basis for assessing treatment complexity in the infusion 5/5[PDF]
Development of an Acuity Tool in the Outpatient Oncology
lack of nurses in an infusion area in the evening hours. “The grid” was adapted to also display the acuity per nurse, per infusion room and total. The Acuity Tool Workgroup Sharon Parkes, RN, MS Outpatient Hem/Onc Susan Tarulli, RN Practice Nurse Coordinator Outpatient BMT Jacqueline Felt, RN Outpatient
Key Considerations for an Evidence-Based Oncology Patient
When finalized, the acuity tool will be used to help oncology navigators characterize the intensity of patient navigation workload, aid in the allocation of resources, and measure the effectiveness of navigation on patient outcomes. The acuity tool will support and enhance oncology navigators’ effectiveness through patient-centric evidence-based methods that may potentially decrease the Author: Tricia StrusowskiPublish Year: 2019
Acuity-Based Infusion Center Staffing Tool - Advisory
Acuity-Based Infusion Center Staffing Tool Calculator and Forecaster | May 4, 2010 Driven by member supplied inputs, this Excel-based model is designed to assist cancer programs with tracking changes in patient volumes, acuity and nurse staffing in the infusion center over time.
Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an
Jun 24, 2014ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—A pilot program demonstrated that an acuity tool that accounts for more complex ambulatory infusion treatments allows nurses to increase their productivity. The research on this successful pilot was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.
What Is ONS’s Perspective on the Ambulatory Staffing Dilemma?
Setting-Based VariablesPersonnel-Based VariablesState of The KnowledgeHow You Can Contribute to The EvidenceStandardization of staffing in the outpatient care setting is a challenge because many variables need to be considered in a staffing model. 1. Physical space, presence of an electronic health record, capacity, and hours of operation 2. Type and volume of patients and the care to be given (from simple intramuscular injection to complex chemotherapy regimens; from blood transfusions to management of adverse reactions) 3. Lack of a standardized methodology for counting patient encounters (number..See more on voice[PDF]
Acuity-based nurse assignment and patient scheduling in
Liang and Turkcan: Acuity-based nurse assignment and patient scheduling 4 nurse assignment problem where patients are assigned to nurses based on their care needs is con-sidered in a few studies. Mullinax and Lawley  developed a patient acuity tool and proposed[PDF]
WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT A new patient-acuity tool
nurses collected the acuity tools that direct-care nurses completed for each patient, and calculated total acuity scores and acuity category scores near the end of their shift. Then the charge nurses designed nurse-patient assignments by con - sidering both the category score from 1 to 4 and the total acuity score of 0 to 60 for each patient
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