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Navigator Notes Developing as a navigator: From novice to expert

Developing as a navigator: From novice to expert

Navigation, much like a nurse's career, evolves from a novice role that follows a set guideline for tasks to an integral part of the continuum of cancer care.

The Total Patient Pilot program coordinates palliative care and support for rural communities

Pilot program coordinates palliative care and support for rural communities

Effective patient-centered palliative care is contingent on access to supportive care, which may be lacking in rural areas. In this pilot program, researchers demonstrated a model that bridges that gap.

Advisor Forum Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

Optimal nurse:patient ratio for patients on IL-2

What is the best practice recommendation for nurse-to-patient ratio for patients receiving IL-2?

Radiation and Your Patient Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

Survivorship care plans: The shift back to primary care

New templates from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will augment successful cancer survivorship care planning. But a stronger effort toward implementation is still needed.

Ask a Pharmacist Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

Managing capecitabine-associated mucositis

How should severe mucositis from capecitabine (Xeloda) be managed?

From CancerCare Providing psychosocial care when the patient is a child

Providing psychosocial care when the patient is a child

Use of straightforward, age-appropriate language is essential to communicating with pediatric oncology patients about their cancer and treatments, and gaining their trust in the medical team.

Communication Challenges The nurse-patient relationship: When it's time to be brave enough to let go

The nurse-patient relationship: When it's time to be brave enough to let go

Patients at a crossroads in their care may struggle with the decision to change the course of their care. Nurses need to find the balance between offering support and letting the patient go forward.

Advisor Forum Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Efficacy of Cathflo at suggested volume

Given reservoir volume and catheter length, 2.2 mL of Cathflo does not seem to be enough volume to reach the tip, thus the sheath/clot. Are there any reports of using larger volumes?

Advisor Forum Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Personal protective equipment (PPE) guidelines for handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs)

Is there a new consensus about wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) when handling monoclonal antibodies (MABs) for infusion?

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