Technology

Video-based tool informs patients about prostate health

Video-based tool informs patients about prostate health

A video-based educational tool increased comprehension of prostate health terms in patients with a mean literacy level of 7th grade or higher.

Risks groups for early stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stratified by computed tomography (CT) images through novel software

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Novel software tool that automatically quantitates adenocarcinoma pulmonary nodule characteristics from noninvasive HRCT images in order to stratify patients with non-small cell lung cancer into risk groups with different disease-free survival outcomes.

Oncologists Use of Digital (Infographic)

Oncologists Use of Digital (Infographic)

A summary of site, platform, and social media use by oncologists in 2014.

Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncology Nurse Should Follow

Twitter is a great way for oncology professionals to interact with their peers and patients, and ONA has recommendations for some feeds you should be following.

Many clinicians feel mobile apps can improve patient outcomes

Many clinicians feel mobile apps can improve patient outcomes

Many physicians believe digital communication technologies, including mobile apps, can be of benefit to their patients.

Supercomputers allow examination of cancer chain in cell membrane

Supercomputers allow examination of cancer chain in cell membrane

Supercomputer simulations reveal clusters of a protein linked to cancer warp cell membranes — findings that could help design new anticancer drugs.

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

Acuity tool accurately assesses staffing needs at an ambulatory infusion clinic

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

Specialized apps extend the reach of community

Specialized apps extend the reach of community

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In Alabama, smartphone technology brings regional resources to patients with cancer; in New Jersey, it motivates adolescent survivors to exercise.

Internet use cuts cancer fatalism in poorly educated

Internet use cuts cancer fatalism in poorly educated

Effect of health-related Internet use seen for those with average or less education, health knowledge.

ONS Connections: Computer-tailored intervention increases colon cancer screening in low-income black patients

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A computer-tailored intervention was more effective than a brochure at increasing the completion of fecal occult blood tests and moving low-income black patients toward action.

ONS Connections: Electronic medical record can remind nurses to document post-pain medication scores

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Use of an electronic medical record effectively reminded nurses to document post-pain medication scores, ensuring that prescribed pain medication remains effective.

Identifying symptom patterns can predict variations over time in oropharyngeal and laryngeal cancers

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Visual graphical analysis can help predict the way individual patients will experience side effects of treatment over time by identifying patterns.

Smartphone apps screen for melanoma

Smartphone apps screen for melanoma

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Smart phones or tablets are being used to revolutionize clinical diagnosis and patient care, but they pose a number of risks and benefits.

Telehealth network can be used to certify nurses in chemotherapy biotherapy

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Nurses living in rural areas can become certified using a telehealth network.

An electronic evidence-based documentation tool can help improve patient outcomes

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Nurses can improve their documentation of care they provide by using an electronic tool.

YouTube channel effectively updates oncology nurses on latest research

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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 materials

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A wider variety of cancer patients can be reached when oncology CNSs are trained in using social media and online learning strategies.

Web-based program helps manage cancer-related fatigue

Web-based program helps manage cancer-related fatigue

Fatigue, anxiety, and quality of life improve for participating disease-free cancer survivors.

What nurses think about ... smartphones, tablet computers, social media, and eBook readers

What nurses think about ... smartphones, tablet computers, social media, and eBook readers

A recent survey of more than 1,000 nurses conducted by Springer Publishing Company found that nurses' use of smartphones, eReaders, and other technology is on the rise.

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