ASH 2011 Conference Coverage
'Bathing and Honoring' Nursing Intervention Benefits Families after Patients Die in Acute Care Setting
ORLANDO, FL—Bathing and Honoring a patient who has died "provides a final positive experience for family members and allows them to begin the grieving process," according to a report on the practice presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has found.
ORLANDO, FL—A brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) delivered during patient therapy in the infusion room improved sleep over 4 weeks in patients and caregivers, with little to no negative effects on clinic flow, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Reliability and validity testing of a new instrument, the Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) has found it to be potentially useful at identifying patient and family caregivers who need additional support and purposeful follow-up by the health care team, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Peripheral neuropathy associated with the use of nab-paclitaxel among chemotherapy-naïve patients with metastatic adenocarcinoma of the pancreas can be managed by dose interruptions and modifications, according to a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Music, nature sounds, and the combination of both were effective in decreasing pain and anxiety in patients with cancer on hospice, a study presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has shown.
ORLANDO, FL—Registered nurses who participated in a bone marrow program maintained a 98% score when rated by pathologists for the quality of the bone marrow aspiration and biopsy samples they collected, with no reported incidences of postprocedure complications, according to a presentation at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—When nurses verbalized a lack of comfort level in caring for pediatric patients, a model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients, a study reported at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—An oncology-specific, one-day orientation program has the potential to affect current practice positively by increasing staff knowledge of clinical resources and patient care services available to oncology patients, a report at the ONS 40th Annual Congress has found.
ORLANDO, FL—A walk-through colon is creating the buzz needed to help a hospital in Tippecanoe County, Indiana, achieve its goal of having 80% of the population screened for colon cancer by 2018, according to a presentation at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
ORLANDO, FL—Gastrointestinal oncology nurse navigation improved the timeliness and quality of care for patients with GI malignancies, according to research presented at the ONS 40th Annual Congress.
- Genetic Testing for Hereditary Cancer Syndromes (Fact Sheet)
- Sweeping prostate cancer review upends widely held belief on radiation after surgery
- Survival longer in patients with early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with low tumor metabolic activity
- Statin use inversely linked to risk of pancreatic cancer
- Promising drug offers new paradigm for treating leukemia
- 'Bathing and Honoring' Nursing Intervention Benefits Families after Patients Die in Acute Care Setting
- Clinic-Based Behavioral Intervention Improves Sleep for Cancer Patient-Caregiver Dyads
- New Instrument Assesses Family Caregiver Knowledge of Cancer Treatment Symptoms
- Nursing Evaluation, Management of Nab-Paclitaxel-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy
- Music, Nature Sounds May Improve Pain, Anxiety in Hospice Cancer Patients
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