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Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

Nurses and Technology: Professional Use of Internet-Based Searches in Health Care

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How much of what's online is off limits? A review of ethics, principles, and guidelines for nurse and social worker behaviors regarding online searches.

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

Handling Chemotherapy Premedications

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Are there resources that outline if chemo premeds must be mixed in the laminar air flow hood?

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

Cancer Risk Assessment in Modern Radiotherapy Workflow With Medical Big Data

[Cancer Management and Research] A review of the background and current challenges in 4 key areas of radiotherapy are presented, plus potential future options for creating safe and effective strategies in radiotherapy.

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Gender Bias in Medicine Has Far-Reaching Consequences

Exclusion of women from upper echelons of medicine may have real implications for patient care.

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

Effective NP-Physician Comanagement Found to Depend on 3 Vital Attributes

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Researchers employed a literature search and in-person qualitative interviews to determine the key elements to successful NP-physician comanagement.

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

CBCT Program Targets Compassion Fatigue, Depression, Burnout Among Clinicians

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Various CBCT programs seek to address clinician burnout and compassion fatigue.

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

The Importance of Self Care for Oncology Nurse Navigators: Resilience and Empowerment

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Oncology nurse navigators tend to forget the most important person in the cancer care continuum: themselves. In this keynote presentation at the 2018 ONA Navigation Summit, Deborah Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS®, FAAN, talks about the importance of self care.

Specialty, Primary Care Practices Increase Their Numbers of Advanced Practice Clinicians

Specialty, Primary Care Practices Increase Their Numbers of Advanced Practice Clinicians

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In the period from 2008 to 2016, advanced practice clinician employment increased significantly in physician practices.

Internal Benchmarking Improves Nurse Workflow, Staffing in Radiation Oncology

Internal Benchmarking Improves Nurse Workflow, Staffing in Radiation Oncology

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A review of oncology radiation nurse workload led to new benchmarks for staffing and reduced over/under staffing, according to a presentation at the 2018 ONS Annual Congress.

The Bully Problem: Applying 'Do No Harm' to Colleagues and Coworkers

The Bully Problem: Applying 'Do No Harm' to Colleagues and Coworkers

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Bullying is a sadly common workplace problem experienced by nurses, nursing students, and other medical trainees.

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.

Engaging Staff in Nurse Orientation Programs May Be Essential to Satisfaction, Retention

Engaging Staff in Nurse Orientation Programs May Be Essential to Satisfaction, Retention

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A revised orientation program that engaged CNS staff in new nurse orientation to the OR improved job satisfaction and staff retention.

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.

US Pharmacopeia Revises Chapter on Handling Hazardous Drugs

US Pharmacopeia Revises Chapter on Handling Hazardous Drugs

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What is the USP and what do I need to know about it as an oncology nurse?

Patient Satisfaction Ratings Can Be Negatively Impacted by Nurse Staffing Ratio

Patient Satisfaction Ratings Can Be Negatively Impacted by Nurse Staffing Ratio

Perceptions of missed care are tied to higher patient-to-nurse ratios in England's hospitals, research indicates.

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

Long-Term Night Shift Work Associated With Cancer Risk in Women

The researchers observed a positive correlation between long-term night shift work and the risks of several different types of cancer.

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.

Nurse Survey Identifies Adverse Events Related to Handling Chemotherapy

Nurse Survey Identifies Adverse Events Related to Handling Chemotherapy

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Using a 4-question survey, investigators determined oncology nurses' perception of their risks in handling and administering cytotoxic chemotherapy to patients.

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Bullying Common to Nursing Students

Interviews with undergraduate nursing students revealed that many report bullying in both clinical and academic settings.

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

The Bounty of Failure: A Well-Versed Nursing Experience

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How long were you a nurse before you felt competent? Reflections on creating an atmosphere of learning and growing from our own mistakes.

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

Novel Program Improves Communication for Oncology Nurses

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A train-the-trainer communication training course appears to be an effective strategy for broadly teaching communication to oncology nurses.

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

Female Oncologists Report More Grief Responses and Burnout

For both genders, grief reactions linked to emotional distress among those at high levels of burnout.

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

U.S. Medical Schools to Expand Training on Opioid Abuse

Health experts note that opioids are prescribed too often, possibly because of poor training, and U.S. medical schools are expanding training to address the issue.

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Health Care Workers' Gloves Can Be a Contamination Risk

Significant evidence indicates that gloves of health care workers contaminate hospital surfaces with bacteria.

AAMC Institutes Multipronged Approach to Alleviate Impending Physician Shortage

AAMC Institutes Multipronged Approach to Alleviate Impending Physician Shortage

AAMC promotes multipronged approach to address the expected physician shortage, including federal support, technology, care delivery changes.

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Violence in Health Care Workplaces: "Underreported, Tolerated, and Largely Ignored"

Study cites several measures needed to ensure the safety of health care workers on the job, including violence prevention strategies, national policy changes, and a shift in overall mind-set.

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Sexual Harassment Experienced by a Third of Female Doctors

Nearly a third of female doctors stated they have experienced sexual harrasment and two-thirds say they experience gender bias in their workplace.

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

CDC Introduces New 'Clean Hands Count' Campaign

Campaign urges health care professionals and patients and loved ones to keep hands clean.

FDA Reconsidering Safety Training for Doctors Prescribing Opioids

FDA Reconsidering Safety Training for Doctors Prescribing Opioids

Next week, FDA committee of outside experts will meet to review risk-management plans

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.

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