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Older Cancer Survivors Struggle to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Older Cancer Survivors Struggle to Cope During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 23rd 2021, 5:00pm

ONS Annual Congress

Survivors of cancer go through coping during the first year after treatment and require specific resources. But these were limited due to the pandemic resulting in survivors self-coping with known mechanisms.

Improving Nurse QOL May Lead to Better Outcomes

Improving Nurse QOL May Lead to Better Outcomes

April 23rd 2021, 12:10pm

ONS Annual Congress

The current scale often used to measure nurse quality of life may be missing some key factors, according to recent research.

Smartphone Mobile Apps Could Help Patients Monitor and Adhere to Oral Chemotherapy

Smartphone Mobile Apps Could Help Patients Monitor and Adhere to Oral Chemotherapy

April 23rd 2021, 6:30am

ONS Annual Congress

The use of a smartphone mobile app showed that patients with cancer had higher adherence to oral chemotherapy regimens, especially when it came to safely monitoring chemotherapy toxicity and symptoms in real time.

Walking Program Improves Ambulation in Patients with Hematologic Cancer

Walking Program Improves Ambulation in Patients with Hematologic Cancer

April 22nd 2021, 5:03pm

ONS Annual Congress

A walking program dramatically increased the number of steps walked by patients being treated for hematologic malignancies.

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Common Chemotherapy AEs; More Research Needed

Medical Marijuana May Reduce Common Chemotherapy AEs; More Research Needed

April 21st 2021, 4:11pm

ONS Annual Congress

Data presented at the Oncology Nursing Society’s 46th Annual Congress demonstrates that there is low level evidence that suggests medical marijuana or cannabinoids may reduce chemotherapy-related adverse events in patients with cancer.

Chemotherapy Education Policy Fails to Increase Education and Decrease ‘Same Day Chemo’ Teaching

Chemotherapy Education Policy Fails to Increase Education and Decrease ‘Same Day Chemo’ Teaching

April 21st 2021, 1:24pm

ONS Annual Congress

While staff at a NCCN-designated oncology center responded positively to a new Chemotherapy Education Policy, its implementation did not increase the quality of education or decrease the incidence of “same day chemo teaches,” according to data presented at the ONS Annual Congress.

Certified Nurse Specialists’ Role in Achieving DSC Certifications

Certified Nurse Specialists’ Role in Achieving DSC Certifications

April 20th 2021, 6:55pm

ONS Annual Congress

Certified nurse specialists play a crucial role in their institutions achieving Disease-Specific Care certifications – which can ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Cancer Center Seeks to Improve Patient Experience, Satisfaction Through Communication Education With Staff

Cancer Center Seeks to Improve Patient Experience, Satisfaction Through Communication Education With Staff

April 20th 2021, 3:07pm

ONS Annual Congress

A poster presentation from the Oncology Nursing Society’s 46th Annual Congress describes a single-center clinician education program aimed at improving patient satisfaction.

Lifestyle Medicine Clinic May Help Cancer Survivors Improve Their Diet, Physical Activity

Lifestyle Medicine Clinic May Help Cancer Survivors Improve Their Diet, Physical Activity

April 20th 2021, 10:30am

ONS Annual Congress

A clinic for patients with a history of cancer led by an advanced practice nurse and a dietician may empower patients to improve their lifestyles through diet and exercise, especially since it may have an impact on their outcomes and future risk for diseases.

Social Media: A Meaningful Tool to Share Nurses' Voices

Social Media: A Meaningful Tool to Share Nurses' Voices

October 1st 2020, 8:17pm

ONS Bridge

A professional social media presence can be beneficial for oncology nurses and their followers, but there are a few guidelines that nurses should keep in mind.