ONS Annual Congress 2014 Live Coverage

Same-day results increase community use of lung screening service

Same-day results increase community use of lung screening service

A new lung screening service for persons at high risk for lung cancer with incorporates a same-day visit by a nurse practitioner after the patient undergoes low-dose CT to discuss test results and recommendations.

Needs-assessment survey identifies knowledge gaps of novel therapeutics for CACS

Needs-assessment survey identifies knowledge gaps of novel therapeutics for CACS

Although nurses are familiar with palliative care guidelines related to cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome, a needs-assessment survey revealed they are less familiar with novel therapeutic interventions in development.

Weekly classes on healthy coping techniques reduces compassion fatigue

Weekly classes on healthy coping techniques reduces compassion fatigue

Burnout was reduced and secondary trauma improved by a 6-week initiative to prevent compassion fatigue.

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

Assessment process evaluation confirms nurse comprehension and improved completion time

Pre- and postimplementation surveys are effective tools to confirm staff understanding of and adherence to a new neurologic assessment process for patients receiving high-dose cytarabine.

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

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

Educational video reduces barriers to early detection of breast cancer

Educational video reduces barriers to early detection of breast cancer

A documentary film showcasing the stories of local women who survived breast cancer may help educate African American women in breast cancer risks and early treatment.

Orientation class eases patient anxiety at first chemotherapy visit

Orientation class eases patient anxiety at first chemotherapy visit

Oncology nurses reduce a patient's anxious response to chemo visits through supportive, relationship-based education that provides an overview of chemotherapy.

Aromatherapy reduces anxiety during breast biopsy

Aromatherapy reduces anxiety during breast biopsy

A study evaluating the effectiveness of aromatherapy as a complementary/alternative modality for reducing anxiety in women undergoing CNB was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 39th Annual Congress.

Workshop prepares nurses to address sexual concerns of breast cancer survivors

Workshop prepares nurses to address sexual concerns of breast cancer survivors

Sexual health workshops increased nurse knowledge and confidence, allowing nurses to address sexual concerns of breast cancer survivors.

Nurses should counsel patients on oncofertility issues

Nurses should counsel patients on oncofertility issues

ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA—Cancer patients need to receive timely information and counseling regarding oncofertility issues, and oncology nurses involved in their treatment can play a major role in providing this type of care, according to research presented at the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) 39th Annual Congress.

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