Nurse Education

Partnership works to bring more nurses into the workforce

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A new agreement between The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will smooth the way for qualified students to enter nursing school.

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered.

Speech training improves communication for internationally educated nurses

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An accent modification class for internationally educated nurses improved pronunciation and confidence in speaking to patients and coworkers, according to research.

Nurse education and workload affect patient mortality

Nurse education and workload affect patient mortality

An increase in workload increases odds of death, whereas an increase in percentage of nurses with degrees cuts death rates, research found.

Colon cancer screening intervention ineffective

Colon cancer screening intervention ineffective

Implementation of quality improvement intervention is not necessarily linked to improved colon cancer screening.

Coping with chemo brain

Coping with chemo brain

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What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?

Addressing code status in patients with advanced cancer

Addressing code status in patients with advanced cancer

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I am concerned about some of our patients with advanced cancer being full code. Is it within my scope to address this with patients, and if so, what is the best approach?

Internship program helps new nurses orient to specialty areas

Internship program helps new nurses orient to specialty areas

Preceptor and unit-base clinical specialists can guide paths to specialties and aid retention.

FDA urges opioid prescribers to participate in CME training

FDA urges opioid prescribers to participate in CME training

Prescribers of extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesics are encouraged to participate in continuing medical education provided by manufacturers of these analgesics.

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

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A member of the ONA Advisor Forum answers a question about how soon after a prescription is written that chemotherapy treatment should be started.

ONS Connections: Comprehensive oncology pathways improve patient outcomes

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Adopting oncology pathways within the practice setting of oncology nurses has the potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

ONS Connections: Implementing an end-of-life pathway enhances quality care

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An end-of-life pathway can enhance the ability of oncology nurses to provide high quality care at a crucial time for patients and families.

ONS Connections: Electronic medical record can remind nurses to document post-pain medication scores

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Use of an electronic medical record effectively reminded nurses to document post-pain medication scores, ensuring that prescribed pain medication remains effective.

ONS Connections: Opioid-induced constipation inadequately addressed

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Opioid-induced constipation is not adequately addressed by nurse practitioners and physicians, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Connections: Advancing Care Through Science conference.

Telehealth network can be used to certify nurses in chemotherapy biotherapy

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Nurses living in rural areas can become certified using a telehealth network.

Training programs can improve nurse communication with patients about care goals

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A training program helped nurses discuss care goals and difficult topics more effectively.

Oncology nursing residency program helped retain new graduate nurses

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Recruitment and retention of new graduate nurses at oncology units increased with a structured, comprehensive training program.

Online resources for self-care

Online resources for self-care

A listing of Web sites and online resources for nurse self-care.

Improving nurse education critical to improving control of breast cancer worldwide

The most significant need worldwide is to improve nurse education in breast cancer patient care, management, and clinical research, results of a consensus study among international leaders in breast cancer have found. The data were presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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