Nursing | Roles

Daily CHG Bathing Initiatives Reduced CLABSI
May 17, 2018

Detailed education and other initiatives related to CHG cloth use boosted bathing compliance rates by 95% in 14 months, and decreased CLABSI by 8%.

‘Oral Chemo Starter Kits’ Boosted Safe Handling on Non-Oncology Units
May 17, 2018

After non-oncology units received comprehensive safety kits for handling oral hazardous drugs, chemo handling precautions at Maine Medical Center increased significantly.

Endings & Beginnings-Grief, Loss, and Letting Go
December 19, 2017

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.

Unmet Needs During Extended Survivorship
December 19, 2017

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.

Creating a Win/Win Through Teaching Patient Responsibility
November 24, 2017

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.

The Most Overlooked Symptom in Cancer Care
November 22, 2017

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 Warrants More Study for CINV in Patients on FOLFOX for CRC
November 16, 2017

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 Key to Treatment Planning in Elderly Patients
October 26, 2017

Comprehensive geriatric assessments will play an increasingly important role in identifying patient frailty and personalizing geriatric oncology treatment, according to recently published reviews.

Breaking Bad News Is a Key but Frequently Neglected Oncology Nursing Skill
October 24, 2017

Brief training can improve the effective communication of bad news to patients with cancer, according to a recently published randomized controlled trial and a separate evidence-based review.

Poor Adherence to Guidelines for Preventing Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea, Vomiting
October 21, 2017

Adherence to antiemetic regimens for patients undergoing emetogenic cancer chemotherapy is poor, according to an online survey of oncology nurses in the United States.