Intervention patterns of pivot nurses in oncology

Myriam Skrutkowski, Andréanne Saucier, Judith A. Ritchie, Ngoc Tran, Kevin Smith
2011 Canadian Oncology Nursing Journal  
The Pivot Nurse in Oncology (PNO) is a health care professional dedicated to providing patients with cancer and their families with continuing and consistent supportive care throughout the care trajectory. The purpose of this paper is to describe the variation and frequency of nursing interventions delivered by 12 PNOs at our health centre. An administrative analysis over a three-year period revealed a total of 43,906 interventions that were grouped into 10 categories. This analysis provided a
more » ... nalysis provided a description of the intervention frequency and these interventions were further collapsed into the four role functions of the PNO. Coordination/continuity of care and the assessment of needs and symptoms were identified as the dominant practice domains of the PNO in the professional cancer navigator role.
doi:10.5737/1181912x214218222 pmid:22216736 fatcat:mj7jjmzchrca5lbuermmw7t7mq