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Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

Transitioning High-Dose AML Chemo to Outpatient Setting Improves Quality of Life

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Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

Factors Affecting Women's Election to Undergo Bilateral Mastectomy Identified

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Physicians and cancer survivors influence women undergoing bilateral mastectomy as their treatment for breast cancer.

First Fully Integrated Oncology Emergency Department in the U.S. Launched

First Fully Integrated Oncology Emergency Department in the U.S. Launched

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The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has launched the first fully integrated oncology emergency department in the U.S.

Transdermal Granisetron May Be Appropriate for CINV Prevention in Lung Cancer

Transdermal Granisetron May Be Appropriate for CINV Prevention in Lung Cancer

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Granisetron transdermal system (GTS) may be appropriate for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in lung cancer.

Self-Management Handbook Useful for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

Self-Management Handbook Useful for Patients with Limited English Proficiency

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The feasibility for a self-management intervention handbook confirmed in Chinese American patients with cancer with limited English proficiency (LEP).

Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-positive Women

Previvorship: Managing Cancer Risk Decisions in Unaffected BRCA-positive Women

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Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.

Children's Oncology Group Examines National Educational Practices in Pediatric Patients

Children's Oncology Group Examines National Educational Practices in Pediatric Patients

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Premier study examines current delivery of patient/family education to pediatric patients with newly diagnosed cancer.

New Instrument Assesses Caregiver Knowledge of Cancer Treatment Symptoms

New Instrument Assesses Caregiver Knowledge of Cancer Treatment Symptoms

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Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.

Behavioral Intervention Improves Sleep for Cancer Patient-Caregiver Dyads

Behavioral Intervention Improves Sleep for Cancer Patient-Caregiver Dyads

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A brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improved sleep over 4 weeks with little to no negative effects on clinic flow.

'Bathing and Honoring' Intervention Benefits Families After Acute Care Patient Death

'Bathing and Honoring' Intervention Benefits Families After Acute Care Patient Death

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Bathing and Honoring a patient who's died "provides a final positive experience for family members and allows them to begin the grieving process."

Music, Nature Sounds May Improve Pain, Anxiety in Hospice Cancer Patients

Music, Nature Sounds May Improve Pain, Anxiety in Hospice Cancer Patients

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Music, nature sounds, and the combination of both were effective in decreasing pain and anxiety in patients with cancer on hospice.

Nursing Evaluation, Management of Nab-Paclitaxel-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

Nursing Evaluation, Management of Nab-Paclitaxel-Associated Peripheral Neuropathy

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Peripheral neuropathy associated with nab-paclitaxel among chemotherapy-naïve patients can be managed by dose interruptions and modifications.

Multidisciplinary Bone Marrow Program Prepares Nurses for Aspirations, Biopsies

Multidisciplinary Bone Marrow Program Prepares Nurses for Aspirations, Biopsies

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Registered nurses in a bone marrow program maintained a 98% score for the quality of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy sample.

Proactive telephone support reduces unplanned hospitalizations in blood cancers

Proactive telephone support reduces unplanned hospitalizations in blood cancers

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Implementing proactive telephone support reduced unplanned hospitalizations among patients with blood cancers by 70%.

Gastrointestinal Oncology Nurse Navigation Improves Patient Outcomes

Gastrointestinal Oncology Nurse Navigation Improves Patient Outcomes

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Gastrointestinal oncology nurse navigation improved the timeliness and quality of care for patients with GI malignancies.

Educational Walk Through Colon Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screening

Educational Walk Through Colon Promotes Colorectal Cancer Screening

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A walk-through colon is creating the buzz needed to help a hospital achieve its goal of having 80% of the population screened for colon cancer.

Oncology-Specific, One-Day Orientation Program Encourages Multidisciplinary Collaboration

Oncology-Specific, One-Day Orientation Program Encourages Multidisciplinary Collaboration

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An oncology-specific, one-day orientation program has potential to increase staff knowledge of clinical resources and patient care.

Model Details Challenges of Educating Staff in Pediatric, Adult Oncology Patient Care

Model Details Challenges of Educating Staff in Pediatric, Adult Oncology Patient Care

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A model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients.

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

Symptoms of Poor Sleep Suggests Sleep Disorders in Breast Cancer Survivors

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A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.

Kaizen Huddle Boards Enhance Patient Care, Reduces Waste in Ambulatory Center

Kaizen Huddle Boards Enhance Patient Care, Reduces Waste in Ambulatory Center

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Employing the kaizen lean methodology of daily huddles and huddle boards in ambulatory oncology over 10 months has led to improved patient care.

Forum Facilitates Caregiver Discussion of Emotional Issues in Patient Care

Forum Facilitates Caregiver Discussion of Emotional Issues in Patient Care

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A forum where health care professionals can discuss social and emotional issues that arise in patients with cancer has had strong turnouts.

Workgroup Increases Availability of Intimacy, Sexuality Resources for Oncology Outpatients

Workgroup Increases Availability of Intimacy, Sexuality Resources for Oncology Outpatients

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Nurse-led interdisciplinary Workgroup on Intimacy, Sexuality, and Cancer improved education and access to resources in an outpatient oncology setting.

'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores

'Lean Six Sigma' Approach Raises Call Light Responsiveness Patient Satisfaction Scores

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Applying Lean Six Sigma principles increased patient satisfaction scores for call light responsiveness for a surgical oncology division.

Bedside Hand-Off Reporting Improves Nursing, Patient Care

Bedside Hand-Off Reporting Improves Nursing, Patient Care

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Deciding to move the "buzz" from a crowded nurses' station to the bedside resulted in creation of a new hand-off tool.

Limited Interventions for Treatment-Related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer Identified

Limited Interventions for Treatment-Related Symptoms in Ovarian Cancer Identified

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Effective nursing interventions for sleep disturbance, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (SPADE) symptoms women with ovarian cancer.

Patients Instructed on Home Injections Not More Confident with Simulation

Patients Instructed on Home Injections Not More Confident with Simulation

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Adding simulation did not improve satisfaction or self-confidence, but did assuage worry, when compared with verbal and written teaching alone.

Written Education Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Microvascular Reconstruction

Written Education Tool Improves Patient Satisfaction with Microvascular Reconstruction

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Head and neck cancer patients prefer a written educational tool that addresses questions and concerns prior to microvascular reconstruction.

Task Force Develops Education Tool for Opioid-Induced Constipation

Task Force Develops Education Tool for Opioid-Induced Constipation

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Implementing a patient education tool for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) successfully reduced patient-reported unmanaged constipation.

Validating Chemotherapy Administration Feasible with Simulation-Based Evaluation

Validating Chemotherapy Administration Feasible with Simulation-Based Evaluation

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Simulation-based evaluation is a feasible, effective method to validate chemotherapy competency.

Teamwork Improves Transitioning Blood, Marrow Transplant Patients to Outpatient Unit

Teamwork Improves Transitioning Blood, Marrow Transplant Patients to Outpatient Unit

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Nursing staff satisfaction improved in transition of care for patients from the inpatient to the outpatient blood and marrow transplant (BMT) units.

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