Best Practices

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.

Young adults (YA) with cancer are a unique population with special needs. Nurses can play an important role in addressing the psychosocial needs, as well as the physical needs, of this population.
Nurses may not recognize the early signs of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) if they are not experienced with administering immune-based therapies.
Treatment for chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) has come a long way with the availability of new drugs that improve outcomes. As new treatments become available, there is a corresponding learning curve.
At the ONS 2015 meeting, experts shared their clinical advice for addressing the barriers to HPV vaccination uptake among boys, girls, and young men and women.
One STAR program demonstrated how hospitals and health systems can meet the challenge of delivering high-quality cancer rehabilitation services that improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, yet fit into value-based delivery models.
Handling and disposing of oral cancer therapies can be hazardous, and certain protocols should be followed to reduce risks, according to Lisa Holle, PharmD.
Lymphomas are a group of blood cancers that originate in the lymphatic system. The primary function of this system is to help the body fight infection.
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