First Ever Nursing Clinical Guidelines for Brain Tumor Patients
Chicago, IL – To meet the unique needs of brain tumor patients, the American Brain Tumor Association (ABTA) and the American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) announce the availability of the first ever clinical practice guidelines (CPG) for the treatment of adults with brain tumors. The Care of the Adult Patient with a Brain Tumor Clinical Practice Guideline was released today with an educational webinar to follow. The two organizations will release a clinical practice guideline for the Care of the Pediatric Patient with a Brain Tumor in summer 2014.
The ABTA and AANN partnered to produce these guidelines to fill a critical gap in brain tumor patient care. As leaders in their fields, both organizations spearheaded the project in order to ensure that health care professionals caring for brain tumor patients have the information necessary to deliver optimal patient care.
According to ABTA Chief Mission Officer Deneen Hesser, MSHSA, RN, OCN, “Through these guidelines, nurses in all practice settings have access to the knowledge and tools needed to guide their patients to the best possible outcomes.”
The goal of the clinical practice guidelines is to help nurses provide consistent and evidence-based care for brain tumor patients and their families from diagnosis throughout the trajectory of the illness. Specific topics include: epidemiology; anatomy and physiology; emergent care; diagnosis; such treatments as surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy; symptom management; and end of life care. Continue>
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