Management of Malignant Bowel Obstruction: An Innovative Proactive Outpatient Nurse-Led Model of Care for Patients with Advanced Gynecologic Cancer

Video Author:Jivraj, Nazlin MN, RN, CON(C); Lee, Yeh Chen MBBS, BmedSci, MPhil, FRACP; Tinker, Lisa MHM, RN; Bowering, Valerie RN, CON(C); Ferguson, Sarah E. MD; Croke, Jennifer MD, MHPE, FRCPC; Karakasis, Katherine MSc; Chawla, Tanya MRCP, FRCR, FRCPC; Lau, Jenny MD,

Published on:December 26, 2022

Malignant bowel obstruction (MBO) in patients with advanced gynecologic cancer (GyCa) can negatively impact clinical outcomes and quality of life. Oncology nurses can support these patients with adequate tools/processes. Optimizing oncology nurses’ role to improve care for patients with GyCa with/at risk of MBO, the gynecology oncology interprofessional team collaborated to develop a proactive outpatient nurse-led MBO model of care (MOC). The MOC has improved patient reported confidence level of bowel self-management and decreased hospitalization. Following education, nurses demonstrated increased knowledge in MBO management. Read the full article after watching this video.