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Friday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Is Your Patient at Risk?

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Join us for a four-part podium session that will show you novel ways to improve patient screening and assessment. 
  • Nida Torres will present "A Pilot to Determine the Effectiveness of Integrating Nutrition Screening and Referral Into the Nursing Assessment Process." She'll give practical examples of how oncology nurses providing chemotherapy can protect a patient's nutrition status and optimize clinical nutrition resources. 
  • Linda Abbott will present "Distress Screening: Meeting the American College of Surgeons Standards by 2015." She'll share a large academic center's successful psychosocial screening process for post-surgical and newly diagnosed patients with breast cancer.
  • Stephanie Szoch will present "Evaluating the Implementation of a Neurologic Assessment Form for Patients Receiving High-Dose Cytarabine." With standardized neurological documentation used by nurses as an exemplar, she'll demonstrate the importance of evaluating evidence-based practice change. 
  • Kristen Kreamer will present "Success Story: The Nurse's Role in Development and Execution of a Screening Service for Individuals at High Risk for Lung Cancer." She'll share the unique features of a lung cancer screening service at a comprehensive cancer center, including same-day follow-up by a nurse practitioner.


Kristen Kreamer, CRNP, MSN, AOCNP®

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.
avatar for Linda Abbott, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CWON

Linda Abbott, RN, MSN, AOCN®, CWON

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Linda Abbott has been an oncology advanced practice nurse in the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Iowa Healthcare since 1993. In this role, she has served as an oncology educator for staff within and outside of the cancer center, and has developed a phased oncology... Read More →

Nida Torres, RN, MSN, OCN®

St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center - University of Arizona Cancer Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Stephanie Szoch, RN, BSN, OCN®

University of Maryland Medical Center
Full disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Friday May 2, 2014 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
303C Anaheim Convention Center, 800 W. Katella Avenue. Anaheim, CA 92802
  Podium Session
  • CNE Status Offers CNE
  • Contact Hours of CNE: 1.5
  • Content Level: Intermediate

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