Eisai Launches Online Nursing Resource


During ONS, Eisai launched the NSider Patient Education Tool, which provides patients and caregivers with individualized info.

In addition to customizing information for patients, nurses have control over how to prepare the information for their patients. Nurses can customize a packet by previewing and selecting which pages to include; they can use or edit packets that were previously created; or they can conduct keyword searches to locate the information most relevant to their patients. Regardless of which method is employed, a tailored packet is created that can be converted to a PDF and printed or e-mailed to patients.

What makes this tool especially unique is that Eisai developed it through collaborations with a team of oncology nurses, some of who have personally been affected by cancer. “Educating our patients about cancer is one of the most important things we do, but as a caner survivor I know that the sheer volume of information available to patients can feel overwhelming and impersonal,” said Katie Sargent, RN, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, in a press statement. She added, “NSider helps make it possible for patients to receive educational material tailored just for them, based on their individual needs and challenges.”

Not sure how to use the NSider Patient Education Tool? The NSider Website features a video tutorial, which can help you use the tool to its full potential.

During the Oncology Nursing Society 35th Annual Congress, Eisai launched the NSider Patient Education Tool, an online tool that can provide patients and caregivers with individualized information about the patient’s cancer. Nurses can use the tool to assemble information on a cancer type, stage and modalities of treatment, insurance issues, nutrition, and end-of-life care. The tool will also provide patients with resources to both educate and help them manage issues such as treatment-related side effects. For instance, patients undergoing chemotherapy will be able to download a tool that can help them track the severity of their chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV), which they can then share with their oncologist and oncology nurse during their office visits.

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