Rosanne Casal on Sending Patients With Cancer Through the Emergency Room

Video

Rosanne Casal, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP, of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center discusses why patients with cancer should not be sent through the emergency room.

Rosanne Casal, MSN, APN-BC, AOCNP, of University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center discusses why patients with cancer should not be sent through the emergency room.

Patients with cancer- or chemotherapy-related symptoms often get triaged to the emergency room. This is the least cost-effective solution and could end up being the msot harmful to the patients. Waiting a long time near infectious patients can be dangerous to many patients with cancer. Additionally, 53% - 60% of patients with cancer who go through the emergency room end up being readmitted.

Related Videos
Meaghan Mooney, B.S.N., RN, OCN, during the Extraordinary Healer interview
Colleen O’Leary, DNP, RN, AOCNS, EBP-C, LSSYB, in an interview with Oncology Nursing News.
Michelle H. Johann, DNP, RN, PHN, CPAN, WTA, in an interview with Oncology Nursing News explaining surgical path cards
Alison Tray, of Hartford Healthcare, discusses her team's research on a multidisciplinary team approach to manage the cancer drug shortage
Related Content
© 2024 MJH Life Sciences

All rights reserved.