Participation in the ONS Foundation-supported Breast Cancer Care Quality Measures Set pilot study was an opportunity for staff at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center to improve their process for introducing a change in practice. The institution's treatment area revised a documentation tool, and the medical practice area embarked on an education project based on evidence-based practice from the Oncology Nursing Society's Putting Evidence Into Practice initiative. After implementation, an increase in the number of patients being assessed for the quality measures of fatigue and sleep-wake disturbances was noted. In addition, the number of patients being educated on neutropenia using evidence-based information increased.
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