In this interview, Laura Zitella will be discussing challenges and considerations for management and prevention of infection in the oncology setting—in both patients with solid tumors and those with hematologic malignancies.
A team of nurses and physicians from Huntsman Cancer Institute successfully implemented key changes in their Patient Acute Change Team that increased nurse involvement and reduced the number of codes by 90% in the outpatient setting since they were put in place 2 years ago.
Oncology nurses from a community hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio implemented a two-pronged process for the safe handling of chemotherapy, improving nurses’ satisfaction and comfort levels regarding chemotherapy safety.
The integration of information technology into healthcare—such as EHRs and patient portals—is growing by leaps and bounds, and cancer care is no exception. Judy Murphy from HHS provides important perspectives on this topic.