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 should myoclonus be managed in patients taking high-dose opioids?
Is it within a nurse's scope of practice to flip a port over with a physician's order?
Why do children with Down syndrome who are being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia sometimes require oral leucovorin after intrathecal methotrexate administration?
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?
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?
What are the characteristics of successful navigation tools for patients?
I have a patient with cancer who is actively using cocaine. We will do random urine screens on this patient. How long does cocaine remain in the urine?
Where does the use of specialty pharmacies fit into cancer care?
Other oncology nurses have mentioned to me that they infuse rituximab (Rituxan) over 90 minutes. Are there references for this?
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