Assessing for Neutropenia? There's an App for That
AnnMarie Walton, MPH, RN, OCN, CHES 4/24/2014 1
During the Chemotherapy & Biotherapy Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting at the ONS Connections Conference in Dallas, Marty Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN, mentioned an app for ...
Deborah A. Boyle
Watch Out Where You Work: Potential Risk Factors for AML
Deborah A. Boyle, RN, MSN, AOCNS, FAAN 4/23/2014 3
The comprehensive cancer center where I work treats a significant number of leukemic patients. Thus in surveying recent literature, one article caught my attention. Not yet in ...
Beer Marinated Grilled Meat? Yes, Please!
Laura Newton, MA, RD 4/22/2014 5
Maybe it is just because it has been such a harsh winter (even in the South!) and with the temperature in the 70s here the last few days, I am craving spending time outside -- ...
Kerry Anne McGinn
Feeling to Blame for Cancer
Kerry Anne McGinn, MSN, RN, ARNP 4/21/2014 6
I'm not proud of it. However, when someone I know, personally or professionally, is diagnosed with cancer -- and, unlike me, practices a health behavior associated with increased ...
The Break Room: Should America Join the Ban Wagon of Forbidden Foods?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/18/2014 5
It seems as though every time I peruse the computer these days, there's yet another group of foods making the "do not eat" list. I suppose this is one of the reasons that I've ...
Airbus Oncological Emergency: How Prepared Would You Be?
Beth Faiman, PhDc, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN 4/17/2014 6
Last week I was renewing my Basic Life Support (BLS) certification. As we were reviewing the 2010 American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) guidelines for adult ...
ACS Annual Report Shows Fewer Cancer Deaths
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 4/16/2014 9
The American Cancer Society (ACS) released its annual cancer statistics report for 2014. And the pattern of declining cancer deaths continues -- a sustained trend over the past 20 ...
Itís Just a Little Exposure
Julianna Paradisi, RN, OCN 4/15/2014 11
Staring meditatively at a painting I'm working on, I notice my fingerprints in oil paint on my coffee mug. Glancing around, I see I've left a small trail of blue, red, and brilliant ...
Utilizing PleurX Catheters for Malignant Pleural Effusions
Bobbi Freeman, BSN, RN, OCN 4/14/2014 12
Can you put a price tag on a person's quality of life? I'm sure many of us in the oncology field have asked ourselves this question. Oncology is a world full of expenses: drugs, ...