INNOVATE EVERY DAY IN PATIENT CARE
Our commitment: to be attentive to the needs of our patients and their entourage and offer them personalized and coordinated care throughout their journey.
SHORT WAIT TO MAXIMIZE HEALTH CHANCES
Reduced wait in Day Hospital
Thanks to the implementation of two innovative programs, “Chimio Program” and “Quick Chimio“, care of patients is optimized in a day hospital while guaranteeing the quality of medical and nursing care.
1 to 2 days before chemotherapy, the patient has a blood test and a nurse from the Center contacts him with the results.
Day D-1, the doctor studies the patient’s file and prescribes the treatment, which can be prepared in advance.
D-Day, the patient arrives at the scheduled time and is welcomed and installed. Temperature and pulse are checked and chemotherapy is administered. . without waiting
One day – Breast “SENODAY”
- Patients referred by a doctor due to a mammary radiological abnormality, will receive “1 day” diagnosis with cytological result at the end of the day and an email sent to the attending physician.
- For any patient with histologically proven breast cancer, a “1 day” pre-surgical assessment including additional radiological investigation and various pre-surgical consultations.
SUPPORT CARE: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY DEPARTMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT (DISSPO)
The Centre provides supportive care adapted to the well-being of each patient: psychological, social, dietary, pain management, sophrology, socio-aesthetic, palliative care, medical dermography, consultations for withdrawal from alcohol or tobacco, …
DISSPO is designed to promote optimal conditions of care in terms of quality of life. Immediately following diagnosis, these supportive care services are available to any patient. The DISSPO reception is located in the consultation unit, next to the cafeteria.
DISSPO DAY HOSPITAL
The Day Care Support Hospital was created in 2014. It provides multidisciplinary reception in one day and is intended for patients of the Center presenting various symptoms associated with their pathology and aims to globally improve their quality of life.
During this day, the entire team is available to answer patients’ questions and adapt their treatments. It is also an opportunity to discuss the place where patients live and propose support for caregivers.
There are four beds available daily from Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm; the algologist will be assisted by a nurse, a care assistant and all those necessary in respect of patient’s needs.
PROVIDING PHYSICAL ACTIVITY TO HOSPITALIZED PATIENTS IN HEMATOLOGY CONTINUOUS CARE
The Hematology Continuous Care Unit in is a service for haematological cancer patients during periods of prolonged aplasia (deep decrease of white blood cells, blood platelets) with the risk of major infection. The average length of stay is 3 to 4 weeks.
In partnership with CAMI Sport and Cancer, Malakoff Médéric and the Laurette Fugain Association, Lacassagne can provide patients therapeutic activity during their stay.
A medical sport trainer comes to the inpatient rooms twice week ly for the duration of a patient’s stay. As well as reducing treatment side effects, the medico-sports trainer will register the patient in a programme to help him evacuate stress related to illness and hospitalization.
PATIENT THERAPEUTIC EDUCATION OR HOW TO TEACH PATIENTS TO TAKE OWNERSHIP OF THEIR ILLNESS AND ITS MANAGEMENT
The Hospital, Patients, Health and Territories Act of 21 July 2009 lists “Therapeutic Education” in the patient care pathway.
Increase in life expectancy of cancer patients, length of care and multiplicity of treatments, have enabled the development of therapeutic education, initially for chronic diseases. (diabetes, kidney failure …), to help maintain and improve their quality of life.
Lacassagne initiated this program for breast cancer patients in order to provide comprehensive, personalized and individualized care.
The goal is to improve quality of life, regardless of treatment and the stage of the disease (surgery, chemotherapy, targeted therapies, hormone therapy, radiotherapy) by making patients actors of their care, so as to promote adherence to treatment and prevent complications.
The program can be offered to the patient by a doctor or caregiver from the Center or from another institution which does not have a therapeutic education program, as well as by his/her own doctor.
SOPHROCAL.ORG, AN INITIATION TO RELAXATION TECHNIQUES AND SOPHROLOGY FOR PATIENTS OF ANTOINE LACASSAGNE CENTER
In 2015, because of the success of sophrology at Lacassagne both with patients and healthcare teams, the Centre’s sophrologist developed a “SOPHROCAL” program for patients in day hospital, week hospital, and in complete hospitalization. SophroCal is an introduction to relaxation and sophrology techniques. The sessions are in the form of videos which are accessed with a tablet and earphones and can be used at the Center or at home on the site www.sophocal.org