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Navigators, Reminders May Improve Follow-Up After Positive Fecal Blood Test
Follow-up intervention by patient navigators or provider reminders may help to improve the number of patients who undergo colonoscopy after positive fecal blood test results.
Oncology Nurses Must Watch for CAR T-Cell Therapy Side Effects
It is increasingly important that nurses recognize cytokine release syndrome and other side effects that can be triggered by treatment with engineered CAR T-cell therapies.
Influence of Aerobic Exercise on QOL During Prostate Cancer Treatment
In this interview we discuss a study that looked at the effect of an 8-week exercise intervention on treatment side effects for patients with prostate cancer.
Communication and Autonomy Are Key in Patient Quality of Life
Oncology nurses and others should pay close attention to their patients’ quality-of-life concerns, but what that means will vary from patient to patient.
Might Chlorhexidine Wipes Reduce CLABSI Risk for Cancer Patients?
Chlorhexidine wipe bathing might help reduce the risk of deadly central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSIs) among cancer inpatients, but barriers can complicate implementation efforts.
Pain Management in Cancer Patients at Risk of Opioid Abuse
In this interview we discuss pain management for cancer patients who are at high risk of opioid abuse.
Obesity in Patients With Cancer
In this interview we discuss how obesity can affect cancer treatment, and how healthcare providers can better communicate with overweight patients on issues such as diet and exercise.
Follow-Up Care and Screening for Cancer Survivors
In this interview we discuss follow-up care and screening for second primary cancers in cancer survivors.
Study Supports More Aggressive Approach to Managing Cancer Pain
Patients with moderate cancer pain report significantly greater pain relief after taking low-lose morphine as opposed to weaker opioids.
Nurses Must Lead Care Team in Interpreting DNR Orders
As the lead caregiver at the bedside, the oncology nurse plays a pivotal role in preventing missteps in end-of-life care decisions and ensuring that providers carry out the wishes of patients and families.