Lisa Schulmeister, MN, RN, FAAN


Structured Bedside Handoffs Benefit Patients, Nursing Staff

September 12, 2018

A study evaluating the implementation of a multifaceted approach to bedside handoffs incorporating the teach-back method and discharge bundles on an inpatient oncology unit at a large military treatment facility showed that patient education reduced patient readmission rate.

Managing Adverse Events from Brentuximab Vedotin

August 28, 2018

Adverse events (AEs) associated with brentuximab vedotin (BV; Adcetris) - used to treat hematological malignancies - may be serious, and nurses need to understand what they are, monitor for them, and treat them promptly.

CALM Intervention May Reduce Distress in Patients With Advanced Cancer

August 20, 2018

Canadian researchers recently created the Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) intervention for patients with advanced cancer who had a life expectancy of at least 1 year to address the need for supportive psychotherapy interventions that are individualized to the patient, brief, and easy to implement.