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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.
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
Three things I wish I had been told when I started my career as a nurse would have been to become computer literate, that great footwear is essential, and that communication is key.   
 
8:00 PM, Thu December 20, 2018
A study published in the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery described a surgical procedure called prepectoral breast reconstruction that was used among patients who had mastectomies and radiation therapy following their breast cancer diagnosis.
1:00 PM, Sat December 1, 2018
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