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Debi Fischer, MSW, BSN, BA, LCSW, RN

Debi Fischer is a nurse at the University of Miami surgical oncology step down unit. Prior to that she worked in orthopedics and neurology for many years. In addition to her nursing experience, she has earned a master’s degree in social work. Becoming a Licensed Clinical Social Worker was a lon-sought-after goal which she finally attained. She is a caregiver for her family and her dogs as well.
Besides Facebook, Instagram, and Tik Tok to link them to the outside world, there are also cancer websites specifically geared for younger patients with cancer.
1:57 PM, Mon June 29, 2020
Your patient had a mastectomy and chemotherapy and is recovering on the post-op surgical oncology unit. She has 1 or 2 JPs (Jackson Pratt’s) which are drained on a prn basis and a surgical bra. The physical part of her recovery is in progress, but what about body image issues?
5:00 PM, Fri June 19, 2020
All too often, I get off the elevator to work on the surgical oncology acute care unit and am witness to an increasingly familiar scene.
5:50 PM, Mon April 1, 2019
Being an oncology nurse is not always an easy job, but here are 3 things that keep me inspired.
2:29 PM, Fri February 15, 2019
YouTube videos can help oncology nurses learn how to do clinical procedures and brush up on their skills.
8:00 PM, Mon January 28, 2019
Here are some things nurses can do to prepare patients to adhere to their treatment regimens once they leave the hospital.
8:00 PM, Thu January 10, 2019
This year, I’ve made 3 New Year’s resolutions that I know can help make me a better nurse.
3:57 PM, Thu January 10, 2019
Listening to a patient carefully, anticipating their needs, and being flexible in your responses to their care schedule are 3 ways oncology nurses can help improve the patient's experience during a hospital stay. 
3:06 PM, Tue January 8, 2019
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