2011 ONS Annual Congress Coverage

ONS Annual Congress 2011

Awareness of oncologic emergencies is raised through education program

In an oncologic emergency, nurses must intervene quickly to prevent life-threatening complications and save lives. This is especially important given that the incidence of oncologic emergencies increases along with the number of people diagnosed with cancer. A day-long oncologic emergencies educational program was presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

Educational program focuses on therapy-induced menopause

Implementing an educational program for nurses designed specifically to address therapy-induced menopause in premenopausal women undergoing a blood or marrow transplant (BMT) would help improve patient outcomes, especially since few opportunities exist for in-depth conversations about this topic. That is the goal of a project presented at the Oncology Nursing Society 36th Annual Congress.

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