When a patient's blood pressure is low, pain medications are often withheld. How is this situation best managed?
Understanding how patients' use their spiritual beliefs can help you determine which patients may be more likely to develop depressive symptoms.
The need for new skills await surgical oncology nurses as robotic surgery gains momentum, patient outcomes improve, and new systems enter the market.
As patients and oncology care teams strive to keep up with complex treatment plans, symptoms of distress in the patient may be missed. Distress screening tools can help nurse navigators identify which patients may need a referral for psychosocial support.
How do you handle work-related grief? Can you leave it at work, or do you take it home with you? What support is the most helpful to you when a patient dies?
Colonoscopy quality and safety are comparable for nurse and physician endoscopy trainees, according to a study.
An increase in workload increases odds of death, whereas an increase in percentage of nurses with degrees cuts death rates, research found.
A new challenge for health care providers is emerging from the improved prognosis for patients with cancer: the need to include this growing group of patients in health promotion campaigns.
Overall oncologists reported being very satisfied with their careers, but burnout is still a factor.
Have you ever felt the lasting effect of overhearing an offhand criticism about a clinical decision you made? This nurse reminds her colleagues that they need to advocate for their care as well as their patients.
For critical care nurses, male gender and working 12-hour shifts were linked to decision regret.
The ANA convened a panel to investigate the impact of fatigue on nurses and nursing. In this first article, the objectives of the NFPIP panel are explained.
Report features 76 studies; highlights new approaches to cancer care and new treatments.
Independently practicing nurse practitioners (NPs) seeing patients at retail health clinics can cut health care costs, according to study data.
Practice management expert offers advice to clinicians for building a practical budget, despite the economic uncertainties of health care reform.
Measuring how much of your instructions your patients understand can be a very difficult task. Nurses need to look for the signs of low literacy level.
When should survivorship care begin? The definition of a cancer survivor and strategies for educating and engaging survivors in their care are explored.
Do nurses participate in survivorship care planning?
When is it necessary to treat a patient with low immunoglobulin levels?
Oncology nurses are exposed every day to so much pain and suffering. Any suggestions?
What is the appropriate protocol for administering chemotherapy when there is no blood return from the implanted port?
Think research requires a large scale, multisite collaboration, a big grant, and endless academic resources? Think again. Small projects can be big on data.
Understanding pain mechanisms and the types, triggers, and alleviating factors is needed to provide effective analgesia for patients with cancer.
Nurses find biggest challenge of communication devices is that of unnecessary interruptions, according to a report published by Voalte.
Cutting health care costs by refusing to pay for drugs that do not improve survival or quality of life has the support of the majority of cancer doctors, patients, and members of the general public, according to a new study.
Research shows discrepancies in the way the role of nurse practitioners is viewed.
Cancer care entails a confusing labyrinth of screenings, tests, and treatments. This emerging role for nurses is becoming increasingly vital to achieve ideal patient outcomes.
End-of-life care and decisions can be difficult for health care providers. Consulting the ethics committee can provide needed support for the final decision.
As a nurse, what do you do when you have no things you can do to help your patient? Ann Brady reflects on a patient who just needed her to stand there and do nothing.
Intramuscular injections offer improved treatment adherence, ease in monitoring of adverse effects, and multiple administration sites.
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