This is a BMT/Surgical Oncology unit that will be providing care to Bone Marrow transplant, general Oncology, and Surgical Oncology patients. The surgeries that include but are not limited to the following: Whipple, Colon Resection, Ileostomies, Liver Resection, Small bowel Resection, and HIPEC.
*1) Considers age related factors in the assessment, care, and treatment of the oncology patient.
*2) Considers principles of death and dying when caring for terminally ill oncology patients. Provides emotional, spiritual, religious and cultural support to patients and their significant others.
*3) Applies principles of oncology nursing. Provides emotional, spiritual, religious and cultural support to patients and their significant others.
*4) Maintains current certification to deliver chemotherapeutic and biotherapy agents.
*5) Applies principles of cardiac and medical-surgical nursing in providing patient care.
*6) Maintains a knowledge of medications, procedures and equipment commonly used in the care of cardiac and medical-surgical patients.
*7) Demonstrate understanding of HCA’s and “Patients First “safety initiative by strict compliance to all safety protocols and procedures.