No continuing education / Category A credit assigned to this presentation.
This presentation reviews the challenges surrounding the implementation and maintenance of a Real-Time Ultrasound-Guided Prostate HDR program in a small radiation therapy department. The importance of an effective team, preparation put into initial startup and some of the challenges faced during the first year will be highlighted.
Discussion will include how experience alone does not improve efficiency therefore ongoing analysis of processes is required. Examples will be provided regarding what changes made decreased the overall time required to deliver treatment. With an effective team, ongoing analysis and innovative thinking small departments can develop and operate specialized programs such as Prostate HDR.
- Explore the impact healthcare professionals have on patient experience
- Be introduced to a perspective regarding the power of language and the mind
- Identify some practical skills that will help the patient and healthcare provider