Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Managing peripheral neuropathy related to vincristine

Has any medicine or supplement been shown to help lessen the severity of vincristine-related peripheral neuropathy?

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

Adjuvant endocrine therapy and alopecia

A patient on adjuvant endocrine therapy for breast cancer is complaining of hair loss. Could the alopecia be due to her endocrine therapy?

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Paroxetine and chemoprevention drugs

Can the drug paroxetine mesylate (Brisdelle, Paxil) be given to patients taking a chemoprevention drug such as raloxifene (Evista) or any of the aromatase inhibitors?

Secondary cancers: When treatment ­increases the risk of disease

Secondary cancers: When treatment ­increases the risk of disease

Which cancer treatments can cause other cancers later in life?

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

Managing skin effects of EGFR inhibitor ­therapy

Which patients, if any, should receive prophylactic antibiotics when starting therapy with epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitors?

Neurotoxicity from 
oxaliplatin

Neurotoxicity from 
oxaliplatin

What are some of the potential autonomic issues related to acute neurotoxicity from oxaliplatin?

Proper use of denosumab for skeletal conditions

Proper use of denosumab for skeletal conditions

What should nurses be aware of when administering denosumab?

Consuming regular orange juice during drug therapy

Consuming regular orange juice during drug therapy

Does consumption of regular orange juice cause drug interactions, or should all citrus fruits be avoided?

Splitting or crushing oral cancer medications

Splitting or crushing oral cancer medications

Which medicines can be split or crushed for administration?

Defining the schedules for controlled substances

Defining the schedules for controlled substances

How are drugs classified as controlled substances?

Nail care tips for patients undergoing chemotherapy

Are there any evidence-based practices for managing changes to nails during chemotherapy?

Advocating for treatment of anticipatory reactions

What can nurses do to advocate for the use of medications such as lorezepam (Ativan) for anticipatory nausea when the physician is reluctant to prescribe antianxiety or sleep medications?

Protocols for concomitant infusions in the same IV line

What is the protocol for using the same intravenous line for concomitant infusions of IV chemotherapy drugs with other IV medications?

Delivery order in IV/IP chemotherapy administration

Oncology nurses are taught to always administer platinums before taxanes for IV chemotherapy regimens; does this still hold true when the taxane is ordered IV, and the platinum is ordered IP?

How to manage myoclonus in patients on high-dose opioids

How should myoclonus be managed in patients taking high-dose opioids?

Some port maintenance outside the scope of nursing practice

Is it within a nurse's scope of practice to flip a port over with a physician's order?

Using methotrexate in children

Why do children with Down syndrome who are being treated for acute lymphocytic leukemia sometimes require oral leucovorin after intrathecal methotrexate administration?

Special precautions when using methadone for pain

I see more patients being prescribed methadone (Dolophine, Methadose, generics) for pain. How is methadone different from other opioids, and what special precautions should I be aware of?

Moist desquamation in large-chested women

Many larger-chested women develop moist desquamation under their breasts and are treated with Domeboro solution and air exposure. Are there any better methods for treating this condition?

Creating effective navigation tools for patients

What are the characteristics of successful navigation tools for patients?

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