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ES26 - The Impact of Specialist Nursing and Allied Health Professionals in the Care of Thoracic Oncology Patients (ID 28)
- Event: WCLC 2019
- Type: Educational Session
- Track: Nursing and Allied Professionals
- Presentations: 1
- Now Available
- Moderators:Pippa Labuc, Enza Esposito Nguyen
- Coordinates: 9/10/2019, 14:30 - 15:45, San Francisco (2009)
ES26.03 - The Impact of Early Nursing Intervention on Outcomes for Thoracic Oncology Patients (Now Available) (ID 3295)
14:30 - 15:45 | Presenting Author(s): Iveta Nohavova
Introduction: The roles of nurses vary from cancer screening, detection, and prevention, to active clinical assessment, treatment administration or symptom management. These various aspects play part when raising public awareness of important role of prevention. One of the very effective examples of an early health intervention is prevention of no tobacco use uptake or quitting using tobacco products in order to enhance health outcomes. The latest WHO/Europe report1 “European tobacco use – trends report 2019” shows tobacco use continues to be a paramount public health issue. At the same time, it is estimated 90% of lung cancers (incl. tracheal or bronchal) could be avoided if tobacco use is eliminated. Sadly, the WHO European Region has the highest proportion of tobacco use in the world, with an estimated 29% of population using tobacco. Nurses can help.
Methods: A review of guidelines and recommendations for nurses to use in daily practice will be presented.
Results: Not applicable
Conclusions: With prevention must be the key priority action, such focused early nurses interventions can contribute to timely diagnosis of the cancer positively impacting outcomes of thoracic oncology patients, including quality of life and care experience. Nurses are ideally positioned to assume this role. This presentation will explore current evidence related to the role of cancer nurse in early interventions to thoracic cancer patients‘ outcomes. The session will include discussion and recommendations to increase role of nurses in prevention of tobacco use.
1. WHO (2019). European Tobacco Use: Trends Report 2019. Retrieved from http://www.euro.who.int/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/402777/Tobacco-Trends-Report-ENG-WEB.pdf
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