Oncology Nursing

What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

What Does It Take to Make a Miracle Happen?

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Reflecting on the 2 meanings of this simple word helps explain the nuances of communicating with cancer patients and their families at pivotal points of care.

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

Flushing the Line Between Medications in IV Administrations of Multiple Agents

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What factors should be considered when calculating an adequate postmedication flush to deliver complete, accurate doses of small-volume IV medications to our patients?

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training, and U.S. medical schools are expanding training to address the issue.

Patient Navigation Program Leads to Efficiencies in Hospital Discharge Process

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A standardized discharge navigation program resulted in significantly earlier discharge time that led to efficient, cost-effective patient throughput with no adverse effect on readmission rates.

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.

50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

50,000th Flight: Corporate Angel Network Marks a Milestone in Service for Patients With Cancer

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A mostly volunteer organization arranges flights for patients with cancer who need to travel to distant treatment centers on corporate jets with empty seats that are flying the same route.

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

ASCO: Aggressive Treatment Common in Terminal Cancer Patients

Three in four of young or middle-aged patients with terminal cancer receive aggressive therapies in their last months of life.

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Study cites several measures needed to ensure the safety of health care workers on the job, including violence prevention strategies, national policy changes, and a shift in overall mind-set.

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Nearly a third of female doctors stated they have experienced sexual harrasment and two-thirds say they experience gender bias in their workplace.

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

Implementing a Distress Screening Process for Cancer Patients

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Highest points of distress experienced by patients with cancer at 1 institution are identified in this study to better implement distress screening.

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

Initiating Palliative Care in the Emergency Department

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Despite the benefits of early palliative care intervention, palliative care is less frequently employed at the emergency department. Researchers sought to evaluate patient outcomes related to ED palliative care.

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

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A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

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An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

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A clinical trial infusion nurse orientation improves training for nurses so they can better care for patients participating in investigational trials.

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

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Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

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A unique and comprehensive approach to training oncology nurses for transition to a new hospital with inpatient and outpatient services improved their confidence in working in the new building.

FDA Wants Generic Opioids to Be More Abuse-Deterrent

FDA Wants Generic Opioids to Be More Abuse-Deterrent

In the latest step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse, U.S. officials urge generic drug makers to make changes to opioids.

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Clinicians Respond to New CDC Opioid Guidelines

Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.

Study Raises Privacy Concerns for Health Care App Use

Study Raises Privacy Concerns for Health Care App Use

Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Supportive-Care Hospital Visits Linked to Better Patient Outcomes

Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.

Family Caregivers of Older Adults Experience Significant Emotional Difficulty

Family Caregivers of Older Adults Experience Significant Emotional Difficulty

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Family caregivers providing substantial assistance with health care to older adults experience significant emotional difficulty and role-related effects, but only one-quarter use supportive services.

Patients and Families Cite Value of Nurse Practitioners

Patients and Families Cite Value of Nurse Practitioners

Patients and their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.

Patient Satisfaction With Doctors Increasing

Patient Satisfaction With Doctors Increasing

Physician's expertise, time spent in exam room, and online access to info were key factors in trend.

Persistent Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls and Altered Gait

Persistent Chemotherapy-induced Peripheral Neuropathy Symptoms Increase Risk of Falls and Altered Gait

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Among women cancer survivors, 45% still experience symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) years after they have completed cancer treatment.

Experiences, Dreams, and Visions: Easing the Patient With Cancer Toward End of Life

Experiences, Dreams, and Visions: Easing the Patient With Cancer Toward End of Life

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Cancer patients in their last weeks of life may have end-of-life experiences, including dreams and visions. A study from researchers at a hospice found that these events are an important part of a patient's dying process.

Telemedicine of Benefit to Intensive Care Nurses

Telemedicine of Benefit to Intensive Care Nurses

Use of telemedicine allows nurses to accomplish tasks more quickly, increases both collaboration and communication.

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

Perspectives on Being an Oncology Nurse

How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.

Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation: What Will It Take for These Services to Catch On?

Cancer Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation: What Will It Take for These Services to Catch On?

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Two of our ONA Navigation Summit advisors discuss the emerging role of prehabilitation and rehabilitation in the continuum of cancer care.

Yoga Intervention Can Improve Sleep Quality for Staff Nurses

Yoga Intervention Can Improve Sleep Quality for Staff Nurses

Better sleep quality and lower work stress has been observed for nurses in a yoga group versus non-yoga group.

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