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This poster was created to describe the steps involved in a change project. The change project in this case involved the creation of two educational manuals for patients, doctors, and nurses dealing with cutaneous T-cell lymphoma (CTCL).
I gathered, wrote, and organized information about CTCL, treatments, medications, and resources and combined them into two manuals. Literacy levels of patients were taken into consideration during the writing of the manuals.
Completed manuals will be given to all established patients during their follow-up care and to new patients on their first visit. Manuals for the medical and nursing staff will be utilized in the CTCL clinic. Results will be measured by how much the manuals are used successfully to educate and assist patients and nursing and medical staff about CTCL and also through the use of surveys given to patients/staff.
The manuals will be used to improve patient care and knowledge relating to CTCL.
The poster can be used by nurses as an example of the steps involved in developing a change project for other dermatological conditions.
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