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Transitioning a long-standing intensive chemotherapy regimen for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) to the outpatient setting is safe and feasible.
Physicians and cancer survivors influence women undergoing bilateral mastectomy as their treatment for breast cancer.
The James Cancer Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, has launched the first fully integrated oncology emergency department in the U.S.
Granisetron transdermal system (GTS) may be appropriate for prevention of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting (CINV) in lung cancer.
The feasibility for a self-management intervention handbook confirmed in Chinese American patients with cancer with limited English proficiency (LEP).
Four major themes characterize the experience of cancer risk management for women who are positive for BRCA genetic mutations.
Premier study examines current delivery of patient/family education to pediatric patients with newly diagnosed cancer.
Nursing Assessment of Family Caregiver Knowledge and Action Tool (NAFCKAT) may aid caregivers who need additional support.
A brief cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) improved sleep over 4 weeks with little to no negative effects on clinic flow.
Bathing and Honoring a patient who's died "provides a final positive experience for family members and allows them to begin the grieving process."
Music, nature sounds, and the combination of both were effective in decreasing pain and anxiety in patients with cancer on hospice.
Peripheral neuropathy associated with nab-paclitaxel among chemotherapy-naïve patients can be managed by dose interruptions and modifications.
Registered nurses in a bone marrow program maintained a 98% score for the quality of bone marrow aspiration and biopsy sample.
Implementing proactive telephone support reduced unplanned hospitalizations among patients with blood cancers by 70%.
Gastrointestinal oncology nurse navigation improved the timeliness and quality of care for patients with GI malignancies.
A walk-through colon is creating the buzz needed to help a hospital achieve its goal of having 80% of the population screened for colon cancer.
An oncology-specific, one-day orientation program has potential to increase staff knowledge of clinical resources and patient care.
A model was created to address the challenges of educating staff that care for both adult and pediatric patients.
A large percentage of survivors of breast cancer have symptoms suggesting underlying sleep disorders that require referral.
Employing the kaizen lean methodology of daily huddles and huddle boards in ambulatory oncology over 10 months has led to improved patient care.
A forum where health care professionals can discuss social and emotional issues that arise in patients with cancer has had strong turnouts.
Nurse-led interdisciplinary Workgroup on Intimacy, Sexuality, and Cancer improved education and access to resources in an outpatient oncology setting.
Applying Lean Six Sigma principles increased patient satisfaction scores for call light responsiveness for a surgical oncology division.
Deciding to move the "buzz" from a crowded nurses' station to the bedside resulted in creation of a new hand-off tool.
Effective nursing interventions for sleep disturbance, pain, anxiety, depression, and low energy/fatigue (SPADE) symptoms women with ovarian cancer.
Adding simulation did not improve satisfaction or self-confidence, but did assuage worry, when compared with verbal and written teaching alone.
Head and neck cancer patients prefer a written educational tool that addresses questions and concerns prior to microvascular reconstruction.
Implementing a patient education tool for opioid-induced constipation (OIC) successfully reduced patient-reported unmanaged constipation.
Simulation-based evaluation is a feasible, effective method to validate chemotherapy competency.
Nursing staff satisfaction improved in transition of care for patients from the inpatient to the outpatient blood and marrow transplant (BMT) units.
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