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Evolving Education Initiative Keeps Nurses Up-to-Date on CAR T Cell Therapy Best Practices

Evolving Education Initiative Keeps Nurses Up-to-Date on CAR T Cell Therapy Best Practices

A multidisciplinary education initiative was instrumental in preparing nursing and clinical staff for the challenges of managing care and follow-up of patients undergoing CAR-T therapy.

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Nurse-Led Psychological Intervention Beneficial in Breast Cancer

Participants with high risk of depression reported lower mood disturbance, anxiety, depression following intervention.

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

Rare Cancers Pose a Challenge for Patients, Clinicians

A diagnosis of a rare cancer is compounded by a greater sense of isolation because patients often struggle to find "someone like me." Support measures need to provide a sense of inclusion as well as meet unique needs.

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

Significant Reductions in CLABSIs Achieved With Daily Chlorhexidine Bathing in Oncology Population

Daily CHG bathing can safely reduce CLABSIs in oncology patients with central lines, with small variations in efficacy of the practice due to differences in patient population, work processes, and team engagement.

Guidelines Issued on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Nurses

Guidelines Issued on Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Nurses

Health care facilities, nursing schools should adopt alternative-to-discipline approaches for treatment

The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

The Impact of Minimizing a Cancer Diagnosis

Seeing another patient's situation as worse may be a coping mechanism for some patients with cancer, but those patients need to be reminded not to diminish their own disease and treatment.

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

Standardized Assessment Tool Prevents Chemotherapy-Induced Neurotoxicity

Standardized tool improved efficiency and thoroughness of patient assessment and documentation of neurotoxicity caused by high-dose cytarabine.

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

Putting a Name on the Impact of Cancer Treatment Costs

I hear the term "financial toxicity" used more and more when people are discussing the cost of cancer treatments. What exactly is financial toxicity?

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

Including Informal Caregivers of Elderly in Discharge Process Reduces Readmission Risk

A meta-analysis of elderly patient discharge practices found that including informal caregivers in discharge planning reduces risks of readmission.

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

Nurses Promote Community Health Through Formal and Informal Work

A workforce survey revealed that nearly all nurses are involved in volunteer work that enhance community health, with most choosing activities not related to their jobs.

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