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.
A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.
An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.
A clinical trial infusion nurse orientation improves training for nurses so they can better care for patients participating in investigational trials.
Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.
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.
In the latest step to combat the epidemic of opioid abuse, U.S. officials urge generic drug makers to make changes to opioids.
Mainly supportive of guidelines, but concerns include a lack of evidence underlying some new recommendations.
Many health care programs have no policies, and may share data with third parties, researchers say.
Researchers have noted a link between supportive care and reduced risk of adverse outcomes.
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 their families believe that teams that include nurse practitioners are more effective, according to recent research.
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 GaitJanuary 20, 2016
Among women cancer survivors, 45% still experience symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) years after they have completed cancer treatment.
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.
Use of telemedicine allows nurses to accomplish tasks more quickly, increases both collaboration and communication.
How do you define being an oncology nurse? Read what your colleagues have to say, then send us your perspective.
Two of our ONA Navigation Summit advisors discuss the emerging role of prehabilitation and rehabilitation in the continuum of cancer care.
Better sleep quality and lower work stress has been observed for nurses in a yoga group versus non-yoga group.
The software giant's latest software package offers a mea culpa to users left on the wayside of its previous major system upgrade. This article offers an overview of the program's returning favorites and new features for nurses.
How can accidental exposure/leaks when handling chemotherapy drugs that incompatible with the closed system device (CSD) be prevented?
Despite growing popularity of patient navigation (PN) in cancer care, few studies have evaluated the impact of PN on patient outcomes.
Compliance with safety protocols can minimize risks from occupational exposure to antineoplastic drugs. Are you doing all you can do?
Following the call to arms of the Institute of Medicine's landmark report on the impact of medical errors, a multidisciplinary team of health care providers turn the focus toward emotional harms to patients.
Subcutaneous power ports seem to rarely function properly when administering irinotecan but function properly when the regimen changes. Is there an explanation for why this happens?
Navigation, much like a nurse's career, evolves from a novice role that follows a set guideline for tasks to an integral part of the continuum of cancer care.
Growing up with cancer: Understanding the challenges to adolescents and young adults (AYAs) coping with cancerJune 28, 2015
DENVER, CO—The emotional trajectory of the cancer experience compounds the emotional pendulum adolescents and young adults (AYAs) are already experiencing as their cognition, hormones, and emotions mature. Delivery of high-quality cancer care for these patients requires understanding the behavior, social, and environmental context of their lives, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
DENVER, CO—The nurse navigator's role in cancer risk identification is three-fold. Despite the changes brought on by genetic/genomics, aspects of the nursing role are consistent with the essential competencies required of all professional nurses, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
DENVER, CO—Initial reactions to the 2012 Commission on Cancer (CoC) cancer program standards ranged from confused to frustrated to angry to baffled. But navigators have an arsenal of tools that can help them keep the cancer programs at their institutions in adherence to the CoC standards, according to a presentation at the 2015 Oncology Nurse Advisor Navigation Summit.
DENVER, CO—The key to the sustainability of a navigation program is effective use of quality benchmark measures, according to a presentation at the 2015 ONA Navigation Summit. Navigators have an in-depth knowledge of evidence-based care guidelines and a unique awareness of care barriers, and can readily identify process improvement opportunities.
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