Danielle Farley, BA, RN
Nurse Practitioner Student
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
I am a Registered Nurse currently enrolled in a Master's of Nursing program at Vanderbilt University. My background as a bedside nurse is in cardiology and prior to that, I spent three years in outpatient urology. This past year I participated in a longitudinal program for interprofessional learning (VPIL) program in which I learn how to provide patient care alongside a pharmacy and medical student in a Head and Neck Cancer outpatient clinic. This presentation represents our contribution to a quality improvement project to be implemented at the clinic.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Background, including statement of problem, and aims:The treatment summary (TS) is a comprehensive cancer care record containing information regarding provider names and contact information, cancer diagnosis, tumor characteristics and treatment details. While the usefulness of treatment summaries has been evaluated in other cancer types, it has yet to be studied in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) survivors. We are an interdisciplinary group comprised of a pharmacy, nursing, and medicine student. We aim to determine if receiving a TS enhances patient understanding and recall of cancer and treatment…