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At CTCA at Southwestern Regional Medical Center, you can consult with patient education nurses throughout your treatment.
These specially trained nurses help you learn everything you can about the disease and your treatment options. We believe the more informed you are about your options, the better equipped you will be to choose what is best for you.
Meeting With a Patient Education Nurse
Our patient education nurses will meet with you and your caregivers to help you understand the specific cancer treatments your oncologist has recommended.
They'll meet with you prior to your treatment, so you can ask questions and know what to expect during the treatment process.
They'll also take time to address your concerns and offer suggestions for what you can do to manage potential side effects of treatment.
In addition to individual meetings, the Patient Education Department also holds classes for patients and their caregivers.
Most importantly, our patient education nurses explain complex information in terms you can understand.
For example, a patient education nurse can meet with you prior to a PEG placement and following the procedure to demonstrate the tube feeding instructions and care of the PEG site.
Patient education nurses also meet with diabetic patients to provide instructions for daily blood glucose checks and self-administration of insulin.
Patients are also encouraged to call and ask questions after they have received treatment and returned home.