Every Second Counts
This letter from the Chairman and CEO of Oncology Nursing News® gives an overview of the contents of the February 2018 print issue of the magazine.
An Intimate Conversation: Cancer and Sexual Health
A veteran nurse offers practical advice for addressing sexual health with oncology patients.
Drug and Minibag Shortages: How We Got Here and What We Can Do
The fight against cancer has gotten tougher because of shortages of drugs and minibags. At cancer treatment facilities across the country, pharmacy and nursing staff sometimes even have to identify alternate preparation and administration techniques when a drug is unavailable and minibags are in short supply.
Do You Have a Hula Hoop?
A nurse uses her creativity to gain the trust of a patient who was skeptical of an MIBG scan.
Giving Gifts to Patients: Acceptable or Unacceptable?
A nurse examines whether using her own money to fulfill a need crosses a professional boundary
High-Touch Wipe Down: Decreasing C. diff Rates in Adults With Cancer
Following a high rate of CDIs, the inpatient medical oncology unit at the University of California, Los Angeles, Santa Monica Medical Center adapted an evidence-based intervention.
Reducing the Burden of Cancer
To make the lives of patients better, an oncology nurse leads a team to create sustainable solutions.
Cryotherapy Eases Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Cryotherapy delivered through frozen gloves and socks during paclitaxel (Taxol) infusion dramatically reduced objective and subjective symptoms of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN) in a small study of patients with breast cancer.
Olanzapine Significantly Reduces CINV in Patients Receiving MEC
Reimagining Frailty Screenings in Head and Neck Cancer
Screening for Pain and Depression is Not Enough in Cancer Care
Niraparib-Based Triplet Therapy Offers OS Advantage in BRCA1/2+ mCRPC
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