By Lillie D. Shockney

Changing 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 via a nationally well known specialist nurse navigator, this crucial source presents course on bettering potency and effectiveness in supply of care. very important gains of the e-book contain an summary of the heritage of navigation, case experiences to enhance thoughts and data on turning into a professional nurse navigator. It additionally includes instruments to aid degree person functionality and exhibit 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 greater results.

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Her Oncotype DX score was 35. Based on the Oncotype DX score, age of the patient, and overall health, the medical oncologist recommended chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. The medical oncologist advised the use of specific chemotherapy drugs be given, spacing cycles 2 weeks apart, and felt she was a good candidate for the clinical trial X. The risks and benefits of treatment were reviewed in detail, and the patient agreed to participate in the clinical trial drug regimen. She received a total of 12 cycles of chemotherapy, combining a mixture of drugs over that period.

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.

Details are key here. As mentioned before, navigation cannot be done solely by one person. Knowing who is involved, what their responsibilities are, and how to communicate with them is critical to your success as a navigator. indd 37 12/1/09 9:54:57 PM Chapter 3 • A Prerequisite to Navigating a Patient Anticipate there being some changes in work flow as one of the outcomes of conducting this important analysis. What you want as an end result should be a well-oiled machine that functions smoothly, consistently, and reliably.

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