Practice Matters

Interdisciplinary Educational Checklist for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant Patients

Jean A. Ridgeway, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN®

From University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois

Author’s disclosures of conflicts of interest are found at the end of this article.

Jean A. Ridgeway, DNP, APN, NP-C, AOCN®, Department of Medicine, Section of Hematology/Oncology, The University of Chicago Medicine, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 2115, Chicago, IL 60637. E-mail: ridgewayjean@gmail.com


University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois | https://doi.org/10.6004/jadpro.2018.9.6.7 | © 2018 Harborside™


  

ABSTRACT

Abstract

Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) has emerged as a unique treatment modality. Patients who receive an allogeneic HSCT report feeling inadequately equipped to manage their postdischarge plan of care. It is essential that interdisciplinary team members prepare HSCT patients with the education needed in order to deal with the overwhelming care needs involved during and after hospital discharge. Targeted interventions that promote effective, meaningful education and behaviors are needed to guide patients and caregivers through this treatment experience together. Health-care checklists have produced dramatic, sustained gains in patient safety and quality of care. Checklists provide an ideal way to comply with standards of evidence-based care and promote good communication among interdisciplinary team members. The main purpose of this project was to investigate the use of an educational checklist for allogeneic stem cell transplant patients by interdisciplinary team members. Provider use of the educational checklist was evaluated at discharge assessing completion of checklist items.




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