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We have the same problem with COG access. Most people do not want to complete the COG membership process. The APNs, attending MDs and fellows are all full members with complete access, though. We do not keep paper copies of the COG protocols, simply because of the issue of keeping them current. We have EPIC and we created a Tab in Chart Review labeled Oncology. All roadmaps are signed and dated by the attending and are then scanned in at the beginning of the roadmap and again when the roadmap is completed. We try and put all required observations and protocols in the Beacon orders, but will refer the provider to the protocol for complicated issues.
——————————————- Margie Weiman, CPON UCLA Medical Center Santa Clarita, CA United States ——————————————-
We are looking at how best to provide full COG protocols for nurses and doctors who are treating hem/onc patients when chemotherpay.
1. are all chemotherapy nurses/doctors members of COG and obtain full COG protocols as needed via COG web page (nurses here and some of the doctors find the COG membership time burdensome) 2. do all chemotherapy nurses/doctors have full COG protocols printed and in a binder on the hem/onc unit? 3. are there other ways all chemotherapy nurses/doctors have access to full COG protocols if needed in your hospital? 4. is anyone able to electronically attach full COG protocols and or roadmaps to electronic orders? 5. is there any hospital where chemotherapy nurses do not utilize full COG protocols or roadmaps because the chemo orders are made to reflect all protocol information. if yes how is this working for you
——————————————- Sandra Randall, MS,RN Mail Code: DC10S Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Portland, OR United States ——————————————-