Poster Presentations

Information Needs of Patients Diagnosed with Head and Neck Cancer Undergoing Radiation Therapy: A Survey of Patient Satisfaction
Ruth Dillon
Cecilia Kim

Objectives:

  • Acquire knowledge of the complex and multidisciplinary needs of H&N cancer patients undergoing treatment
  • Identify patients’ reported informational needs and areas for improvement in patient education
  • Evaluate how satisfied H&N cancer patients are with written information they receive about their treatment

 

Through the Lens of our Patients: BCCA Patient Satisfaction Survey Overhaul
Kelly Earnshaw, BSc., RTT, BC Cancer Agency-Vancouver Island Centre

Objectives:

  • Be able to reflect on the dimensions of care that are most relevant to patients
  • Evaluate the benefits/challenges of integrating patient engagement into redesigning a departmental satisfaction survey
  • Examine the framework for patient driven quality improvement in service delivery across regional cancer centres in BC

 

 Canadian Radiation Therapy Staffing Levels
Alison Giddings, RT(T) AC(T) M.Sc, BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre

Objectives:

  • Compare staffing levels in Radiation Treatment centres across Canada
  • Compare the variety of technology being used in Radiation Treatment centres across Canada
  • Relate treatment complexity with the organization and provision of oncology professionals

 

How Frequently are Discrepancies in the Delivery of Planned Dose Entered into An Incident Reporting System?
Alison Giddings, RT(T) AC(T) M.Sc, BC Cancer Agency – Vancouver Centre

Objectives:

  • Identify incidents of discrepancy in dose delivery in British Columbia and establish if these were entered into the incident reporting system
  • Identify barriers to error reporting in Radiation Therapy
  • Relate workplace activities to the creation of a safety culture

 

 Risk Management and Incident Reporting. (Factors Contributing to Errors in Radiation Therapy)
Amanda Harder, BTech and BSc, Abbotsford Cancer Centre
Gillian Long

Objectives:

  • Identify possible correlations between error occurrence and time of day, day of week, or month
  • Identify potential causes for radiation therapy related errors
  • Apply causative linkages to radiation therapy clinical practices

 

 It’s the Little Things: Small Gestures in Patient Care, Big Impact
Natasha McMaster

Objectives:

  • Learn the process of how personalize our treatment masks.
  • Gain an understanding of why there may be fears and anxiety associated with treatment.
  • Observe the impact small gestures in patient care can have on the treatment experience.

 

Critical Incident Stress Management for Technologists
Terry Mitchell, BA, RT(R), Queen Charlotte Islands General Hospital

Objectives:

  • Increase awareness and knowledge of critical incident stress in the healthcare setting
  • Recognize the signs and symptoms of critical incident
  • Identify the available tools and resources to manage critical incident stress

 

The use of Weekly kV-CBCT and Deformable Image Registration to Investigate Dosimetric Changes in the Target Volumes and Organs at Risk During VMAT Radiotherapy for Head and Neck Cancer Patients
Luminita Nica

Objectives:

  • Identify the importance of monitoring dosimetric changes in target volumes and OARs
  • Identify advantages of utilizing CBCT and deformable registration in Head & Neck treatments
  • Recognize the challenges of deformable registration & CBCT imaging; and ways to overcome them

 

 Linear Accelerator Capacity
Jenny Soo, BC Cancer Agency

Objectives:

  • Identify patient preferences for times and days for receiving radiation therapy
  • Acquire knowledge and recognize actual, ideal, and reasonable travel durations reported by patients
  • Acquire knowledge and recognize actual, ideal, and reasonable wait time interval between referral and first oncologic consultation