ONS Annual Congress 2012 Coverage

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

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

Bedside handoffs transform nursing shift changes into relationship-based care

Patient handoffs conducted at bedside support the principles of relationship-based care and benefits both nurses and patients.

Visual graphical analysis helps track symptom clusters in lung cancer survivors

VGA can help track individual symptom patterns and improve management of symptom clusters in lung cancer patients.

An interdisciplinary collaboration updates clinical practice guidelines for mucositis

A systematic evaluation of the literature produced updated evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for preventing and treating mucositis.

In patients with an ICP/ICD, multidisciplinary approach with frequent assessments heightens safety during radiation

An approach focusing on patient education and assessments by a multidisciplinary team improved safety in patients with a pacemaker device.

Psychosocial distress screening program can improve outcomes in cancer patients

A screening program put together by a multidisciplinary team was effective at measuring and reducing distress among cancer patients.

Double lock EHR storage can effectively protect donor information

Electronic medical records that employ a "double lock" technique can help free up storage and increase nursing productivity without sacrificing privacy.

Nilotinib superior to imatinib in older patients with CML in chronic phase

Nilotinib had superior safety and efficacy over imatinib in these patients.

MediPort nurse program increases patient satisfaction

Drawing blood and administering chemotherapy using a MediPort device eliminates the number of needle sticks and increases patient satisfaction.

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

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

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