Background. Toxicities of stem cell transplant (SCT) have a profound impact on nutrition status, physical function and wellbeing, persisting long after discharge from acute care facilities. Historically follow-up post-discharge is by physicians only, with ad hoc allied health review usually at the discretion of the treating clinician or Haematologist. To address the service deficit, a nurse-led multidisciplinary clinic, including dietitian, nurse, pharmacy, social work, occupational therapy and physiotherapy was designed and implemented within a quaternary hospital oncology department. Aim. To evaluate service outcomes and utilisation of dietetic-specific services in a nurse-led multidisciplinary clinic. Methods. Occasions of service (OOS), interventions and satisfaction were collected pre and post-implementation for a 6-month period. Results. Routine appointments were scheduled with all disciplines at 2 weeks post-discharge and 100-days post-transplant. 65 patients were reviewed with 475 OOS. 706 interventions included dietary and social work counselling, nurse education, medication lists, fatigue management and exercise programs. 29...
Is it possible to optimise multidisciplinary support through transforming models of care post-stem cell transplant?
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Fichera, R., Nakagaki, M., Gavin, N., Hayes, T., Naumann, L., Brennan, J., Perry, N., Stewart, C., Leutenegger, J., Foley, E., Crofton, E., Brown, C., Kennedy, G.; Is it possible to optimise multidisciplinary support through transforming models of care post-stem cell transplant?. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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