Ambulatory Care nursing at Fox Chase incorporates medical, surgical and radiation oncologists with collaborative practice nurses to determine and provide the best treatment program for each patient. Here nurses are an integral and professional member of the treatment team. The facility incorporates central registration for all outpatients, radiology and laboratory testing, pharmacy and respiratory services and examination and consultation rooms for surgical, medical and radiation therapy outpatient office visits.
The infusion room is the location where all outpatients receive treatment. Nurses working in this area administer chemotherapy, immunotherapy and transfusion support. Additionally, Ambulatory Care nursing staffs an apheresis unit in which peripheral blood stem cells are removed through apheresis for patients enrolled in dose intense clinical trials and are re-infused on the Phase I unit.
Several multidisciplinary programs are operated within the department including:
- Breast Evaluation Center
- Head and Neck Center
- Liver Cancer Prevention Center
- Nutrition Clinic
- Pain and Pallilative Care Program
- Risk Assessment Program (cancer prevention and genetic counseling)