Reply To: Use of Patient Care Technicians or other Ancillary Clinical Support in a Hematology/Oncology Unit

  • Angie Blackwell

    Member
    February 25, 2021 at 2:07 pm
    1. Do you use patient care technicians or other ancillary support (certified nurses assistant, etc.) on your hematology/oncology unit? Yes
      • if no, why?
    2. How many techs/CNAs staff per shift and how many beds are on your unit? 28 beds on our unit. Clinical Associates (CAs) usually have 7-9 patients
    3. If you utilize clinical support roles, do they perform:
      • vital signs yes
      • feedings assisting with meals and documenting
      • hygiene tasks yes
      • measurements/weights yes
      • transport they can, but likely transport team will do this
      • admission documentation only as pertains to vitals/measurement
      • other (please list) Monitoring Is and Os, collecting urine specimens, setting up rooms, point of care testing
    4. Please describe your unit (H/O, BMT etc.) 28 bed hem/onc/BMT unit

     

     

    Angie Blackwell, MSN, RN, CNS, CPON

    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Hematology/Oncology

    CHOC Children’s Hospital

    1201 West La Veta Avenue

    Orange, CA 92868

    (714) 509-4089 Phone 58754 Ascom

    ablackwell@choc.org

    A Clinical Nurse Specialist is a master’s prepared nurse who implements evidence-based practice to improve patient outcomes, advance nursing practice, and influence system changes within the organization.

     

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 2/23/2021 11:26:00 AM
    From: Alison Bolt
    Subject: Use of Patient Care Technicians or other Ancillary Clinical Support in a Hematology/Oncology Unit

    Good morning-

    I am looking to benchmark the use of patient care technicians or other ancillary support at your institutions. If you could answer the following questions, I would really appreciate it. Additionally, please share if you have other insight or experience. 

    1. Do you use patient care technicians or other ancillary support (certified nurses assistant, etc.) on your hematology/oncology unit?
      • if no, why?
    2. How many techs/CNAs staff per shift and how many beds are on your unit?
    3. If you utilize clinical support roles, do they perform:
      • vital signs
      • feedings
      • hygiene tasks
      • measurements/weights
      • transport
      • admission documentation
      • other (please list)
    4. Please describe your unit (H/O, BMT etc.)

    Thank you for your time and insight. 

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    Alison Bolt, BSN,RN
    Clinical Operations Manager
    Atlanta, GA
    United States
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