Specialized Outpatient Nursing Services

What is Specialized Outpatient Nursing Services?

Okayama University Hospital provides outpatient nursing services intended to improve outpatient nursing functions and services for patients, as well as integrating nursing care in the ward, outpatient clinic, and local community. The services are offered by specialized nurses, certified nurses, and others who have specialized knowledge, techniques, and licenses, in collaboration with physicians and other staff.

List of Specialized Outpatient Nursing Services

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Outpatient services for hematopoietic stem cell transplantation


We support hematopoietic stem cell transplantation before and after transplantation. Our support covers worries about the prevention of infection after hematopoietic cell transplantation, daily life, returning to work or school, as well as chronic GVHD. For patients considering hematopoietic cell transplantation, we attend doctor's explanations, answer your questions, and assist you in decision-making.

pre-transplant: Outpatient clinic room, 2nd floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic
post-transplant: Nursing interview room, 2nd floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic (Mondays/Tuesdays/Fridays);
Pain Center, 3rd floor, Dental Outpatient Clinic (Wednesdays);
Otorhinolaryngology, 4th floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic (Thursdays)

Outpatient services for ostomy care


We provide explanations to patients with colostomy or urostomy, as well as instruction on the selection of apparatus, methods to care for skin troubles, and daily life to patients who have had ostomy. We also provide consultation on skin damage caused by excretion, and methods to care for gastrostomy appliances.

Care Support Center, Internal Medicine and Surgery B, 2nd floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient services for diabetes management


We support better life with diabetes such as by supporting self-injection of insulin, etc., and self-measurement of blood sugar, and by life adjustment including diet and exercise therapy.
Services are provided daily by nurses who are licensed in diabetes management in collaboration with outpatient services for foot care.

Care Support Center, Internal Medicine and Surgery C, 2nd floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient services for foot care


Do you have any trouble with your nails, such as deformation, thickening, ingrowth, calluses, corns, tinea, or inability to cut your toenails by yourself?
You can consult with our dedicated nurses on how to wash your feet, clip nails, choose shoes, etc., and receive advice on how to care for your feet properly.
Feel free to consult us on any concerns related to your feet.

Internal Medicine and Surgery C, 2nd floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient services for organ transplantation support


Our transplantation coordinators answer questions on organ transplantation.
For patients to whom organ transplantation is suggested by doctors, we give basic information on organ transplantation and help to alleviate worry.
Transplant recipients and patients of other medical institutions can consult us freely.

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Home care guidance for kidney disease patients


When told that you need dialysis or transplantation because of renal failure, it is not the end of kidney disease treatment, but the start of a better life in care along with renal failure treatment.
We provide accurate information so that you can choose therapy that is acceptable to you.
CAPD management: Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) is home therapy. Our nurses instruct you on self management and advise you on daily life for smooth care.

Division of Hemodialysis and Apheresis, 3rd floor, West Advanced Medical Center

Outpatient services for lymphedema


For patients who need instructions about and treatment of lymphedema, Certified Medical Lymph Drainage Therapists provide instructions and care suitable to each patient under the directions of doctors. We aim to support patients and their families so that they can get along with lymphedema.

Plastic Surgery, 3rd floor, Dental Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient services for cancer care

This outpatient clinic offers consultations with nurse specialists in oncology.
Consult with us about your physical and emotional symptoms, changes in appearance due to treatment, genetic issues, having children in the future (fertility), life planning (advance care planning), and if you want to share any explanations from your doctor.

Cancer Center, 4th floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic, Division of Integrated Support Center for Patients and Self-learning, 1st floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic

Outpatient services for appearance care


Appearance care means “care to mitigate pain of cancer patients caused by changes in appearance by complementing them with medical, cosmetic and psychosocial support.”
Changes in appearance such as depilation or skin disorders from drug therapy for cancer might give you distress from working or going out, or cause you to avoid human interaction. We provide support to mitigate such pain via measures to changes in appearance. We offer counseling services on the use of wigs and cosmetics, how to care for skin and nails, and so on.

Cancer Center, 4th floor, Medical Outpatient Clinic