Nurse Education

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

Skinder App Helps Develop Skills in Intuitive Diagnosis of Melanoma

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Medical students participating in this study were randomly assigned to either a rule-based or application group.

Clinical Research Nursing Staff an Important Part of Oncology Clinical Trial Programs

Clinical Research Nursing Staff an Important Part of Oncology Clinical Trial Programs

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The importance of oncology clinical research nurses in the clinical trial process was explored in a study presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Online Program Aims to Assist With Clinical Trial Enrollment for Hematologic Cancers

Online Program Aims to Assist With Clinical Trial Enrollment for Hematologic Cancers

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A newly developed web site, described in a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, aims to help nurses and patients explore clinical trial options for patients with hematologic cancers.

Education May Better Equip Nurses to Hold End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

Education May Better Equip Nurses to Hold End-of-Life Conversations in Advanced Cancer

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That better informed patients can make better end-of-life decisions is well-known; however, nurse perception may be a barrier to earlier discussions. This project, presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress, sought to determine the effect of better informed nurses.

Developing Multidisciplinary Algorithm for AML Induction in Elderly Benefits Nurses

Developing Multidisciplinary Algorithm for AML Induction in Elderly Benefits Nurses

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Teaming up with multiple specialists to create an algorithm for managing AML in older patients improved clinician knowledge as well as provided patient-centered care, a presentation at 2018 ONS Annual Congress has shown.

Impact of CONNECT Intervention on Nurses' Experiences in Palliative Care

Impact of CONNECT Intervention on Nurses' Experiences in Palliative Care

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Nurses who completed training and practiced CONNECT were interviewed to glean their perspective of the intervention on their personal and professional fulfillment. Results were presented at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

Dedicated End-of-Life Education Program Improves Nurses' Care, Patient and Family Satisfaction

Dedicated End-of-Life Education Program Improves Nurses' Care, Patient and Family Satisfaction

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A nurse-education program focused on end-of-life care that is compassionate for all involved in the cancer continuum — patients, their families, and the nurses — led to a hospital-wide educational program, introducing extensive changes and collaboration among nurses.

Nursing Students Not Always Correctly Identifying Some Patient Care Needs

Nursing Students Not Always Correctly Identifying Some Patient Care Needs

Students better at identifying physical care needs, less so psychosocial, relational needs.

Standardized Skills Lab Achieves Consistent Nursing Knowledge, Competency

Standardized Skills Lab Achieves Consistent Nursing Knowledge, Competency

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Results of a standardized skills lab designed to ensure consistent knowledge and competency across all adult care units were presented at the NACNS 2018 Annual Conference.

Online Learning Modules Improve Exercise Counseling, But Not Participation

Online Learning Modules Improve Exercise Counseling, But Not Participation

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Researchers evaluated the effectiveness of online learning modules on physical activity counseling for oncology nurses. Although the modules improved nurses' counseling practices, they did not resolve the issue of physical activity in survivors.

Number of Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees on the Rise

Number of Nurses With Baccalaureate Degrees on the Rise

By 2020, roughly 64 percent of nurses working in a hospital unit are expected to have a BSN degree.

Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

Digital Recording in Skills Lab Beneficial for Nursing Students

The use of digital recording may aid in the transition from theory-based learning to practice.

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

Research Unit Aims To Train Nurses to Provide Better Care to Clinical Trial Patients

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A research unit created by oncology nurses trains nurses to provide high quality care to patients in oncology clinical trials.

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

Nurse Residency Programs Can Impact Oncology Nursing Practice, Outcomes

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An innovative and robust nurse residency program that includes an evidence-based practice project, can impact oncology nursing practice and outcomes.

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

Clinical Trial Infusion Nurse Orientation Improves Care for Patients in Investigational Studies

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A clinical trial infusion nurse orientation improves training for nurses so they can better care for patients participating in investigational trials.

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

Simulation-based Learning Improves Confidence, Competency in Treatment Administration

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Simulation-based learning improved the confidence and skills of oncology nurses in chemotherapy-biotherapy administration.

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

Novel Approach to Training Can Improve Transition to a New Hospital

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A unique and comprehensive approach to training oncology nurses for transition to a new hospital with inpatient and outpatient services improved their confidence in working in the new building.

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

Large percentage of nursing students demonstrate hazardous drinking

In nursing students, dangerous drinking is prevalent, and more problem drinking among younger students and smokers.

Five Twitter Feeds Every Oncology Nurse Should Follow

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.

Partnership works to bring more nurses into the workforce

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A new agreement between The University of Texas at San Antonio and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio will smooth the way for qualified students to enter nursing school.

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Strategies to prevent overzealous lung cancer screening

Benefits, harms of low-dose computed tomography lung cancer screening should be carefully considered.

Speech training improves communication for internationally educated nurses

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An accent modification class for internationally educated nurses improved pronunciation and confidence in speaking to patients and coworkers, according to research.

Nurse education and workload affect patient mortality

Nurse education and workload affect patient mortality

An increase in workload increases odds of death, whereas an increase in percentage of nurses with degrees cuts death rates, research found.

Colon cancer screening intervention ineffective

Colon cancer screening intervention ineffective

Implementation of quality improvement intervention is not necessarily linked to improved colon cancer screening.

Coping with chemo brain

Coping with chemo brain

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What is chemo brain, and what can be done for it?

Addressing code status in patients with advanced cancer

Addressing code status in patients with advanced cancer

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I am concerned about some of our patients with advanced cancer being full code. Is it within my scope to address this with patients, and if so, what is the best approach?

Internship program helps new nurses orient to specialty areas

Internship program helps new nurses orient to specialty areas

Preceptor and unit-base clinical specialists can guide paths to specialties and aid retention.

FDA urges opioid prescribers to participate in CME training

FDA urges opioid prescribers to participate in CME training

Prescribers of extended-release/long-acting opioid analgesics are encouraged to participate in continuing medical education provided by manufacturers of these analgesics.

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

Is there a standard turnaround time for oral chemotherapy agents?

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A member of the ONA Advisor Forum answers a question about how soon after a prescription is written that chemotherapy treatment should be started.

ONS Connections: Comprehensive oncology pathways improve patient outcomes

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Adopting oncology pathways within the practice setting of oncology nurses has the potential to improve patient outcomes and quality of life.

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