The Break Room: Should America Join the Ban Wagon of Forbidden Foods?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/18/2014 1
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 3
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 7
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 8
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, ...
The Break Room: Are You Dreading Tax Day?
Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN 4/11/2014 10
Many folks this time of year are looking forward to their tax return. I mean, who wouldn't look forward to getting a couple thousand dollars to spend? But for those of you who owe ...
Depression in Cancer Care
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 4/9/2014 4
We all know the saying that "people die the way they have lived." It is not possible to die without experiencing some sort of psychological distress or suffering. It's also not a ...
Linda M. Gorman
Is Oxygen Administration Necessary for the End-of-Life Patient?
Linda M. Gorman, RN, MN, PMHCNS-BC, CHPN, FPCN, OCN 4/8/2014 8
Routinely ordering a home oxygen concentrator for new hospice patients was part of my practice for many years. This was for patients with no signs of dyspnea on admission and who ...