ONS Congress 2012
Identifying symptom patterns can predict variations over time in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancersMay 09, 2012
Visual graphical analysis can help predict the way individual patients will experience side effects of treatment over time by identifying patterns.
Patient handoffs conducted at bedside support the principles of relationship-based care and benefits both nurses and patients.
VGA can help track individual symptom patterns and improve management of symptom clusters in lung cancer patients.
A systematic evaluation of the literature produced updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for preventing and treating mucositis.
In patients with an ICP/ICD, multidisciplinary approach with frequent assessments heightens safety during radiationMay 04, 2012
An approach focusing on patient education and assessments by a multidisciplinary team improved safety in patients with a pacemaker device.
A screening program put together by a multidisciplinary team was effective at measuring and reducing distress among cancer patients.
Electronic medical records that employ a "double lock" technique can help free up storage and increase nursing productivity without sacrificing privacy.
Nilotinib had superior safety and efficacy over imatinib in these patients.
Drawing blood and administering chemotherapy using a MediPort device eliminates the number of needle sticks and increases patient satisfaction.
Nurses living in rural areas can become certified using a telehealth network.
Nurses can improve their documentation of care they provide by using an electronic tool.
Clinical update videos delivered via YouTube help nurses integrate research evidence into clinical practice.
Training clinical nurse specialists in social media and e-Learning widens reach of educational materialsMay 04, 2012
A wider variety of cancer patients can be reached when oncology CNSs are trained in using social media and online learning strategies.
Updates to the scale ensure the questions are more accurate and relevant to pediatric cancer patients.
Educating patients with a DVD helped assuage their fears about chemotherapy side effects.
At one center, treatment compliance rates increased by 15% with the program.
A training program helped nurses discuss care goals and difficult topics more effectively.
A statewide telehealth network can successfully deliver support to cancer survivors living in rural areas.
An interactive educational event demonstrated the importance of safe-handling technique of chemotherapy drugs in an approach that bridged generational learning differences.
Compassion fatigue and burnout are prevalent among nurses, and resiliency training and learning coping strategies are essential parts of nursing knowledge.
Oncology nurses should focus on anticipating and managing risks for toxicity caused by dihydropyrimidine dehydrogenase enzyme deficiency.
Using a discharge nurse streamlines this administrative process and expedites the patient's return to homeMay 03, 2012
Assigning the responsibility of following up on patients' discharge needs to one charge nurse can expedite the process and avoid unnecessary disruptions in patient care.
Used as an education tool prior to therapy, patients felt more in control, experienced less anxiety, and set realistic expectations.
Recruitment and retention of new graduate nurses at oncology units increased with a structured, comprehensive training program.
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