Utilization of a Standardized Triage Template to Improve Patient and Provider Communication
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Safely taking care of oncology patients enrolled in early phase clinical trials requires team members including the triage registered nurse (RN) and advance practice provider (APP) to work together to assess and treat patients’ cancer-related symptoms. The side effect profile of clinical trial drugs is often unknown due to their novel nature. Protocols often contain a list of prohibited medications. Therefore, it can be challenging for the RN to make symptom management recommendations to patients. For this reason, the RN and APP often have extensive communication prior to giving recommendations to the patient with an acute symptom, which delays patient care. In this study, we assessed the utilization of a standardized triage template (STT) to guide the RN in performing a comprehensive symptom assessment.
Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
Urschel, Gabriele and Brink, Amanda, "Utilization of a Standardized Triage Template to Improve Patient and Provider Communication" (2022). Ambulatory Celebrate Improvements Fair 2023. 13.