Nursing Grand Rounds: Minimally Invasive Breast Biopsies: Improving the Patients' Experience

Investigating a breast lump or change with mammograms and breast biopsies is known to cause anxiety. Come hear of interventions that can lessen the anxiety of the breast biopsy experience.

When Jun 14, 2019
from 12:30 PM to 01:30 PM
Where 5th Floor Bed Tower Ortho Conference Room
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Contact Phone 984-974-7694
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Research has found that patients experience and report high levels of anxiety before, during, up to 3 years after a breast biopsy regardless of the results. This long term anxiety can lead to increased rates of heart disease, immune suppression, depressive symptoms, and PTSD symptoms.

Bozena Strom, RN, will discuss the factors that impact patients' anxiety levels before, during, and after minimally invasive breast biopsies and present nursing interventions that improve the breast biopsy patient's experience.

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