A Nurse Practitioner’s Experience in the Development and Implementation of a Lung Cancer Screening Program
Aimee Strong, MSN, AGACNP-BC
Thoracic Surgery, Centra Medical Group, Alan B. Pearson Regional Cancer Center, Lynchburg, Virginia
Author’s disclosures of conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.
Aimee Strong, MSN, AGACNP-BC, 1701 Thomson Drive Lynchburg, Virginia 24501. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
J Adv Pract Oncol 2018;9(5):524–529 |
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Lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography of the chest is now a service covered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and most private insurers. However, providers may experience many barriers that could prevent them from offering lung cancer screening to eligible patients. Advanced practitioners are uniquely positioned to provide lung cancer screening within a formal screening program. Our nurse practitioner–led lung cancer screening program was developed to address these barriers, and to provide evidence-based access to care for a high-risk patient population.
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