ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition Continuing Medical Education July 2010
Venous Thromboembolism in a Gynecologic Cancer Patient
Mrs. S. is a 37-year-old Caucasian female who sought care at her home institution overseas during a period of several months for complaints of esophageal reflux, constipation, early satiety, increasing abdominal girth, and fatigue.
Preventing Infection in Patients With Cancer
Through evidence-based clinical practice, research, and patient teaching, nurses play an important role in addressing infection risk, and in managing infections, in patients with cancer.
Energy therapies consist of interventions that are designed to interact with the biofield of a person. The concept of the biofield is based on the assumption that all living things have a natural flow of energy that is integral to their basic composition.
Bacterial Infections in Patients With Solid Tumors
Early and appropriate management of infection in the patient with cancer is critical to optimizing patient outcomes.
Chronic Diarrhea in Post-treatment Colorectal Cancer Survivors
Early detection of cancer and novel chemotherapy agents have resulted in longer survival following a colorectal cancer diagnosis.
Quality Care Depends on Knowledge and Action
Two very different articles in this issue of ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition drive home the lesson that evidence-based practice improves cancer care.
Near Misses: Free Lessons for Safer Care
You are a Registered Nurse working in a busy oncology unit. While assessing one of your patients, you notice that the bag of morphine used in his patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) system is running low.
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