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Nail care tips for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Nail care tips for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Are there any evidence-based practices for managing changes to nails during chemotherapy?

Advocating for treatment of anticipatory reactions

Advocating for treatment of anticipatory reactions

What can nurses do to advocate for the use of medications such as lorezepam (Ativan) for anticipatory nausea when the physician is reluctant to prescribe antianxiety or sleep medications?

Protocols for concomitant infusions in the same IV line

Protocols for concomitant infusions in the same IV line

What is the protocol for using the same intravenous line for concomitant infusions of IV chemotherapy drugs with other IV medications?

Delivery order in IV/IP chemotherapy administration

Delivery order in IV/IP chemotherapy administration

Oncology nurses are taught to always administer platinums before taxanes for IV chemotherapy regimens; does this still hold true when the taxane is ordered IV, and the platinum is ordered IP?

How to manage myoclonus in patients on high-dose opioids

How to manage myoclonus in patients on high-dose opioids

How should myoclonus be managed in patients taking high-dose opioids?

Some port maintenance outside the scope of nursing practice

Some port maintenance outside the scope of nursing practice

Is it within a nurse's scope of practice to flip a port over with a physician's order?

Using methotrexate in children

Using methotrexate in children

Why do children with Down syndrome who are being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia sometimes require oral leucovorin after intrathecal methotrexate administration?

Special precautions when using methadone for pain

Special precautions when using methadone for pain

I see more patients being prescribed methadone (Dolophine, Methadose, generics) for pain. How is methadone different from other opioids, and what special precautions should I be aware of?

Moist desquamation in large-chested women

Moist desquamation in large-chested women

Many larger-chested women develop moist desquamation under their breasts and are treated with Domeboro solution and air exposure. Are there any better methods for treating this condition?

Creating effective navigation tools for patients

Creating effective navigation tools for patients

What are the characteristics of successful navigation tools for patients?


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