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What Would You Do: Would you use an implanted port that lacked a blood return to administer non-vesicant chemotherapy?

The “What Would You Do?” column answers clinical questions on topics for which evidence is lacking or controversial. Oncology nursing and vascular access leaders provide their expert o...


 Have you ever used superglue and accidentally got a little on your finger and before you know it there is an instant bond between two fingers?   How is it that it can bond so fast?...

Nivolumab Gets FDA Approval for Head and Neck Cancer

There’s a new indication for the checkpoint inhibitor nivolumab (Opdivo), with the FDA’s approval November 10 of the agent for patients with metastatic or recurrent squamous cell carci...

Don't Forget the Partner of a Patient With Cancer

Linda M. Goodfellow, PhD, RN   Associate Professor, Duquesne University School of Nursing, Pittsburgh, PA. Family systems theory emphasizes the interrelatedness of family membe...

E-Cigarette Use and Bladder Cancer Risk: There May Be a Link

Findings of a pilot study offer more support for the link between smoking and bladder cancer—in this case, a possible elevated risk for the disease due to e-cigarette use.   In an inter...

Calling a Chemo Nurse: Pager Program Promotes Safe Chemotherapy Practice

Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, OCN, Kelli-Ann Choun, RN, BSN, OCN Kirsten Pedersen, RN, BSN, OCN Sarah Tonucci, RN, MSN, OCN   Monica Fradkin, RN, BSN, MPH, ...

Big Challenges, Even Bigger Opportunities for Nurses in Today's Healthcare Arena

Susan Hassmiller, PhD, RN, FAAN How healthcare is delivered in the United States continues to rapidly and dramatically evolve, with legislative, budgetary, and demographic realities all coming in...

Eating Healthy on the Job

Have you ever stopped to think about all the days and the months that we celebrate something? There are birthdays, anniversaries, Doctors Day, Nurses Week, Valentine’s Day, National Donut Da...

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