Lung Cancer Management: The Important Role of the Nurse Navigator

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Tue Mar 29 13:00:24 CDT 2016

The role of the nurse navigator is critical to a successful oncology program. Patients lean on nurse navigators to help guide them through the care pathway,  from diagnosis through treatment – acting as a beacon through an often confusing and fragmented care continuum.  In a previous post, we talked about the landmark CMS decision to cover  low-dose computed tomography (CT) lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals – and the important role comprehensive lung programs will play in the screening, diagnosis and treatment of these patients. More than ever, the nurse navigator role is crucial to effective care coordination and a positive patient experience in lung cancer management.  

If you are looking to implement or enhance the nurse navigator role in your institution,  please watch the second webinar in our series, New Opportunities in Lung Cancer Management: Screening through Treatment. This webinar focuses on the nurse navigator's perspective on building successful Lung Programs. 

You’ll hear from Pulmonologist, Dr. Susan Garwood, and two nurse navigators who discussed:

 

  • Getting started in a Lung Cancer program - defining challenges and initiating solutions
  • Everyday experiences of a nurse navigator in guiding patients from screening to diagnosis
  • The evolution of a Lung program - "mainstreaming" patients through the care continuum
  • A live Q&A with questions asked by webinar attendees
     

Watch the on-demand webinar: Right Place, Right Time: Navigating the Lung Nodule Diagnosis

 

Watch the first webinar in our series: Coverage is Here: Are You Ready for New Lung Cancer Screening Patients?