Updates to the 8th edition of AJCC's staging manual include incorporation of more nonanatomic features. Oncology Clinical Specialist Chelsea Backler discussed key changes during the 2018 ONS Congress.
Jeannine Brant, PhD, APRN-CNS, discussed the importance of using non-opioid modalities to manage cancer patients' pain, during the 2018 ONS Congress.
After non-oncology units received comprehensive safety kits for handling oral hazardous drugs, chemo handling precautions at Maine Medical Center increased significantly.
Detailed education and other initiatives related to CHG cloth use boosted bathing compliance rates by 95% in 14 months, and decreased CLABSI by 8%.
The needs and challenges of cancer survivors and their family members do not vanish once treatment has been completed, although their follow-up care is often not addressed sufficiently.
As an oncology health care provider, it is crucially important to process grief and loss in order to best care for yourself and your patients.
When we do too much for patients, we can unintentionally reinforce their sense of not being able to address their own needs. Reinforcing patients' responsibility for their own healthcare care can result in an improved sense of empowerment and control.
Mood disorders are common mental health sequelae of cancer, but depression in patients with cancer is frequently missed by healthcare providers, and there are many reasons for this oversight.
Aprepitant plus palonosetron and dexamethasone showed early promise for preventing chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting among patients with colorectal cancer who are undergoing FOLFOX chemotherapy, according to results of a small pilot study.
Comprehensive geriatric assessments will play an increasingly important role in identifying patient frailty and personalizing geriatric oncology treatment, according to recently published reviews.