Degree Name

Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Document Type

Major Paper

School

Zvart Onanian School of Nursing

Department

Nursing

Abstract

The expansion of oral chemotherapy treatment options reveals the need to improve strategies for assessment, patient education, adverse side-effect management, and ongoing monitoring of care. This quality improvement project provided the cancer care team with a focused review of the literature with an educational learning program derived from 2016 ASCO and Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Administration Safety Standards to improve their knowledge, promote patient safety and improve OAM adherence. The cancer care team is in a unique position to improve OAM adherence with patient education and empower patients with interventions to improve symptom self-management activities, therefore enhancing patients’ confidence in being able to take care of themselves.

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