An initiative to prevent catheter-associated urinary tract infections provided the nursing staff with the best evidence for the care of the oncology patient with an indwelling urinary catheter, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
A neurological assessment guide has helped nurses to assess and document the use of high-dose cytarabine, according to research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
Oral electrolyte replacement is as effective as intravenous replacement in the adult oncology population, research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress has shown.
Preventative MuGard, a mucoadhesive oral protectant, reduces oral mucositis and weight loss, lessening the need for narcotic use in patients undergoing head and neck radiation therapy, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
An Oral Chemotherapy Nursing Practice Protocol increases documentation of patient education, follow-up calls and early symptom assessment, and adherence monitoring, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
An intervention that studied areas of a hospital that were contaminated helped to reduce the number of bacterial colonies on that floor, hopefully reducing the number of nosocomial infections, according to research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
Topical 1% sildenafil cream is well-tolerated, feasible to administer, and may help mitigate hand-foot syndrome, found research presented at the 38th ONS Annual Congress.
A neurologic assessment tool resulted in holding the dose of cytosine arabinoside for three separate patients, with no significant neurologic, cerebellar toxicity observed, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
"4MAT" education can help individualize and optimize patient use of an evidence-based skin care protocol based on the ONS Putting Evidence into Practice guidelines for radiation dermatitis, found research presented at the ONS 38th Annual Congress.
High-fidelity simulation as a teaching modality for a chemotherapy administration practicum is safe and effective, readily accepted, and helps bridge the transition to the clinical environment, found research presented at the 38th ONS Annual Congress.
During the post-induction phase of treatment for childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), F2 isoprostanes significantly increase, allowing central nervous system (CNS) tissue injury to be monitored.
Over the trajectory of chemotherapy treatment, school-age children appear to develop resilience to fatigue.
A composite measure assessed peripheral neuropathy induced by vincristine reliably and with validity.
Two new instruments are valid and reliable in identifying risk factors and ostomy complications.
A nutritional education program for patients with gastrectomy improved knowledge, oral intake, adherence to diet guidelines, and patient satisfaction compared with patients who received usual nutrition education.
Breast cancer survivors reported that decreased sexual interest was the symptom causing the most significant bother.
A computer-tailored intervention was more effective than a brochure at increasing the completion of fecal occult blood tests and moving low-income black patients toward action.
Taking a lower percentage of prescribed doses of hormonal therapy was associated with higher pre-therapy levels of depression and anxiety and with poorer physical functioning.
Gaps in evidence-based practice exist, even within an oncology nursing workforce that is well-educated and experienced.
Adopting oncology pathways within the practice setting of oncology nurses has the potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.
Visual graphical analysis can help predict the way individual patients will experience side effects of treatment over time by identifying patterns.
Patient handoffs conducted at bedside support the principles of relationship-based care and benefits both nurses and patients.
VGA can help track individual symptom patterns and improve management of symptom clusters in lung cancer patients.
A systematic evaluation of the literature produced updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for preventing and treating mucositis.
An approach focusing on patient education and assessments by a multidisciplinary team improved safety in patients with a pacemaker device.
A screening program put together by a multidisciplinary team was effective at measuring and reducing distress among cancer patients.
Electronic medical records that employ a "double lock" technique can help free up storage and increase nursing productivity without sacrificing privacy.
Nilotinib had superior safety and efficacy over imatinib in these patients.
Drawing blood and administering chemotherapy using a MediPort device eliminates the number of needle sticks and increases patient satisfaction.
Nurses can improve their documentation of care they provide by using an electronic tool.
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