Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Nurses Presenting at the 2022 Oncology Nursing Congress

Nurses from Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), the only National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer center in Washington State, will gather with colleagues from across the nation to present research at the 47th Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Congress in Anaheim, California. 

SEATTLE (April 27, 2022) - “Our nursing team is essential to defining our organization’s approach to providing our patients the best care possible,” said Terry McDonnell, DNP, ARNP, MSN, Chief Nurse Executive and Vice President of Clinical Operations at SCCA. ”Their dedicated efforts to deliver outstanding patient care is achieved by continuously improving processes and clinical practices; their learnings being presented at this year’s ONS meeting add to the body of knowledge for nursing colleagues at cancer centers across the country.

ONS is a professional nursing association committed to promoting excellence in oncology nursing. The congress is the society’s annual conference and is considered the largest conference dedicated to nursing oncology.

The following is a selection of presentations by SCCA nurses who will be presenting their research at the 47th ONS Congress:

“Assuring competency across diverse clinical satellite,” #10923

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Amy Boswell MSN, RN OCN, Tammy Arce, Melissa Farleigh RN, Glenda Gottfred RN, Rae Niculescu MN, RN, and Hanahlyn Park MN, RN. Acknowledgements: Kathleen Shannon Dorcy PhD, RN, FAAN, Felirose Dolor ON, Katheryn Christainsen, Laura Birmingham-Williams RN, BSN, MBA

“Investigating home infusion pump malfunctions and identifying solutions,” #11473

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Amy Hansen, Caitlin Mills RN, Purna Nanayakkara MHA/MD(MBBS), MCH, CPHQ, Amy Boswell MSN, RN OCN

“Root Cause Analysis of Adverse Reactions to Paclitaxel,” TBV 

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Amy Hansen, Phuong Tran RN, OCN, Purna Nanayakkara MHA/MD(MBBS), MCH, CPHQ, Megan Brain, Melissa Farleigh RN

“Process Improvement for Completion of Advance Care Planning in Radiation Oncology Ambulatory Clinic,” #11281 

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Anna Du Pen, RN, MN, CHPN, Berit Madsen, MD, Kristina Gates

“Washington State to Washington DC: Dynamic Dialogue Between Policy Influencers and Oncology Nurses,” #11184

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Arlyce Coumar RN, OCN, Kathleen Shannon Dorcy PhD, RN FAAN

“Where's the beep? Investigating home infusion pump malfunctions to prevent disruptions in patient care,” TBV 

  • Type: Podium/Oral
  • Authors: Brittani Clay BSN, RN, OCN, Amy Boswell MSN, RN OCN

“Reflective Practice for Dealing with Empathic Distress in New Resident Oncology Nurses,” #11277

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Dana Malick MN, RN, CMSRN, Rev. Amanda Hansen, MDiv, BCC, CT, Briana Sanger, MSN, RN, OCN, Kathleen Shannon Dorcy, PhD, RN, FAAN

“Designing Delegation in a Clinical Trials Unit,” #11340

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Eileen An MN, BSN, RN, OCN, Kimberly Ito, RN

“Improving Patient Access to Novel Therapies by Creating and Implementing a New Clinical Readiness Model,” #11045

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Eleni Rokakis, BSN, RN, Samson Deal, BSN, RN, Hana Porter, BSN, RN, Elizabeth Stohr, MSN, RN, Leslie Blackwell, BSN, RN, Rachel Weber, Mentor: Terri Cunningham MSN, RN, AOCN

“Oral and Peripheral Cryotherapy: Translating Evidence into Nursing Practice,” #11346 

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Kim Ito, RN, and Phuong Huynh BSN, RN

“The RN First Call: Does Increased Preparation Prior to First Consult Help?” #11646

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Laura Birmingham-Williams, RN, BSN, MBA, Amy Boswell MSN, RN OCN, Justin DeMars, Farnoush Abar MD, MPH Acknowledgements: Kathleen Shannon Dorcy PhD, RN, FAAN, Mary Buhler, Sharol Kidd, BSN, MBA-HL, RN, Krissy Gates, Brittani Clay, BSN, RN, OCN, Linda Ross, RN, Janelle Wagner, RN, OCN, Kelle

“A Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program in an Academic Oncology Ambulatory Clinic,” #11244

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Lyndsey Conway, Kathleen Shannon Dorcy PhD, RN, FAAN, Sharol Kidd, BSN, MBA-HL, RN, Naomi Heinecke, LPN, Rikka Quinanola, MA, Loo Hilzer, Katheryn Christiansen

“Creating an On-Line Repository to Align and Support Oncology Infusion Nursing Practice Across an Organization,” #11268

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Michelle Mitchell, MN, RN, OCN Phuong Huynh, BSN, RN, Kim Ito, RN, Anna Petersen, Jennifer Singer MSN, RN, OCN

“Advancing Oncology Nursing Practice Through Writing a Manuscript,” TBV

  • Type: Podium/Oral
  • Authors: Phuong Huynh, BSN, RN, Jill Williams BSN, RN, OCN

“Sequential Hazardous Drug Wipe Testing in an Ambulatory Comprehensive Cancer Center,” #10990

  • Type: Poster
  • Authors: Seth Eisenberg, RN, OCN, BMTCN, Xheni Waggonner

 

About Seattle Cancer Care Alliance   

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) brings together the leading research teams and cancer specialists from Fred Hutch, Seattle Children’s and UW Medicine — one extraordinary group whose sole purpose is the pursuit of better, longer, richer lives for our patients. Based in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood, SCCA has eight clinical care sites in the region, including Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center; a medical oncology services at EvergreenHealth in Kirkland; medical oncology services at Overlake Medical Center in Bellevue, medical and radiation oncology clinics at UW Medical Center - Northwest; medical oncology services at SCCA Issaquah, and medical and radiation oncology at SCCA Peninsula, as well as Network affiliations with hospitals in five states. For more information about SCCA, visit seattlecca.org.

Contact:

Heather Platisha, hplatisha@seattlecca.org or (415) 676-8030

Clinical trial A type of research study that tests how well new medical approaches work in people. These studies test new methods of screening, prevention, diagnosis or treatment of a disease. Computed tomography A procedure that uses a computer linked to an X-ray machine to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body. The pictures are used to create three-dimensional (3-D) views of tissues and organs. A procedure that uses a computer linked to an X-ray machine to make a series of detailed pictures of areas inside the body. The pictures are taken from different angles and are used to create three-dimensional (3-D) views of tissues and organs. A dye may be injected into a vein or swallowed to help the tissues and organs show up more clearly. This scan may be used to help diagnose disease, plan treatment or find out how well treatment is working. Infusion An injection of medications or fluids into a vein over a period of time.