An electronic locator system worn by nurses proved helpful in measuring purposeful hourly rounding in an inpatient oncology unit. It also helped reduce falls and call bells.
Aggressive end-of-life care for patients with terminal cancer and other illnesses is costly and not recommended.
Oncology nurses at The Ohio State University, Columbus, have been altering their chemotherapy infusions scheduling and achieving higher volume, along with increased patient and nurse satisfaction. At the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress, 2 of these projects were described at poster sessions, the Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center and the Wexner Medical Center.
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