Nursing

Varied factors impact nurse compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction

Varied factors impact nurse compassion fatigue and compassion satisfaction

Significant differences exist based on sex, age, education level, unit, acuity, and nursing management changes, research indicates.

An In-depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing (Infographic)

An In-depth Look at the Many Sides of Nursing (Infographic)

A look at types of nurses and a review of nursing shortages by state.

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

Art program boosts medical students' visual observation skills

An art-based learning approach can help students become better at observation and appreciate the importance of communication.

Male nurses still earn more than female nurses in the United States

Male nurses still earn more than female nurses in the United States

Female RNs are "shortchanged: more than 5,000 a year when compared to their male counterparts, researchers say.

Oncology Patient Navigation: Bringing This Crucial Role to the Forefront

Oncology Patient Navigation: Bringing This Crucial Role to the Forefront

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This emerging role is leading nurses toward more comprehensive patient care, improved community outreach, and a stronger voice to advocate for patients.

Financial considerations are the biggest factor in nurses' retirement choices

Financial considerations are the biggest factor in nurses' retirement choices

Other factors in nurses' retirement choices include health and partner's retirement age.

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

In nursing students, dangerous drinking is prevalent, and more problem drinking among younger students and smokers.

Eat better, work better: Good nutrition keeps nurses strong all shift long

Eat better, work better: Good nutrition keeps nurses strong all shift long

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An emphasis on self care leads to better patient care. Nurses should practice good nutrition to help them stay strong and able to cope from beginning to end of their shift.

Oncology nurses not adhering to safe handling guidelines of antineoplastic agents

Oncology nurses not adhering to safe handling guidelines of antineoplastic agents

Researchers have found that healthcare workers do not always follow recommended safe handling practices for antineoplastic drugs.

Nearly 1 in 5 new nurses leave their first nursing job within 1 year

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Nearly 18% of newly licensed registered nurses (RNs) leave their first nursing job within the first year and more than double that percentage leave within 2 years, according to newly published research.

Study validates effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs for nurses

Study validates effectiveness of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) programs for nurses

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Mindfulness-based stress reduction programs can be incorporated into daily nursing practice routines to help oncology nurses de-stress.

Study shows many patients with cancer do not experience dignified death

Study shows many patients with cancer do not experience dignified death

Physicians and nurses in German cancer centers feel that that many patients do not experience a dignified death.

Patients rate nursing care higher than nurses

Patients rate nursing care higher than nurses

A survey has revealed that patients at a single level-1 trauma center emergency room consistently rate the nursing care received higher than do the nurses, according to research.

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

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A pilot program demonstrated that an acuity tool that accounts for more complex ambulatory infusion treatments allows nurses to increase their productivity.

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

The Healing Arts Program at Montefiore: A collaboration that heals patients and nurses

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A major medical center in New York City uses a program of arts and music to help patients through their treatments. The program is even being used to give nurses a chance to de-stress.

Triage nurse vital for ambulatory oncology clinic

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A triage nurse is a vital role for a busy outpatient hematology and transplant clinic, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 39th Annual Congress.

Some port maintenance outside the scope of nursing practice

Some port maintenance outside the scope of nursing practice

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Is it within a nurse's scope of practice to flip a port over with a physician's order?

Primary care work environment affects NPs

Primary care work environment affects NPs

Several domains for organizational climate influence the behavior and performance of nurse practitioners.

Fatigue linked to clinical-decision regret in nurses

Fatigue linked to clinical-decision regret in nurses

For critical care nurses, male gender and working 12-hour shifts were linked to decision regret.

Building a bridge between oncology and physical therapy

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Cancer-specific physical therapy can provide closure to cancer treatment and offers patients a link to their pretreatment physical baseline.

NPs report high job satisfaction but large workload

NPs report high job satisfaction but large workload

Ninety-nine percent of NPs are positive and optimistic about the future, but 81 percent feel overworked.

Nurse staffing tied to hospital readmissions penalties

Nurse staffing tied to hospital readmissions penalties

Investment in nursing could reduce Medicare readmissions penalties.

Medicare guidelines for Aranesp and Procrit injections

Medicare guidelines for Aranesp and Procrit injections

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What are the new Medicare guidelines for the administration of an epoetin alfa injection (Procrit) or a darbepoetin alfa injection (Aranesp)?

Nurse practitioners and doctors have differing perceptions of the NP role

Nurse practitioners and doctors have differing perceptions of the NP role

Research shows discrepancies in the way the role of nurse practitioners is viewed.

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.

Role of the nurse navigator

Role of the nurse navigator

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How do nurse or patient navigators make the continuum of cancer care easier to manage?

Nurse-led monitoring improves cancer-related fatigue

Nurse-led monitoring improves cancer-related fatigue

Protocolized patient-tailored treatment of physical symptoms improves fatigue in advanced cancer.

ONS Connections: Evidence-based nursing has gaps in belief and implementation

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Gaps in evidence-based practice exist, even within an oncology nursing workforce that is well-educated and experienced.

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.

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