CLINICAL ROLE -
A Tribute to Oncology Nurses
Oncology nurses help improve patient outcomes through their dedication and expertise.
Hands-on Care in the Home Setting
Successful at-home administration of specialty medications requires extensive preparation and constant assessment of the patient's response by the specialty therapy nurse.
Self-Administration of Intravenous Medications
With proper instruction from specialty infusion therapy providers, self-administration in the home setting is a feasible option for many patients and can greatly improve quality of life.
Providing Specialty Therapy in the Home
How aware are specialty pharmacists regarding the legal and ethical implications related to the home care nurses they hire? Here are some professional issues facing nurses as they work in tandem with specialty pharmacists.
Advances in Specialty Therapy Nursing
Specialty therapy nurses can present educational modules that encompass the disease state, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of orphan and ultra orphan disorders.
Providing the Total Package
To provide complete services to the specialty patient in the home care setting, specialty pharmacies and specialty nurses need to clearly define their individual responsibilities.
Value of Independence Through Self-Administration
For patients who seek independence with infusion therapy, specialty nurses play an important role in promoting self-reliance and adherence.
Specialized Nursing: From Clinical Trials to Launch
Specialized nursing home care organizations have emerged to provide and coordinate clinical care that is specific to brand-new therapies and help communicate the value of these new drugs.
Loyalty: The Measure of Value
Increasing customer satisfaction leads to the likelihood of customer loyalty. Nurses can provide value-added services for specialty pharmacies, manufacturers, and payers that promote customer loyalty.
The Payer Dilemma
Defining Specialty Pharmacy Nursing as a "Specialty"
Raising the Bar
The debate about who should pat for specialty pharmacy nursing services continues as risks mount without adequate nursing in the infusion/ injection patient experience.
Nursing services in the home care setting provide direct care for patients, often through specialty pharmacies. What are the best models and practices.
Nursing in the practice of specialty pharmacy has become a highly specialized practice.
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