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Blogs
Latest Content tagged with Emergencies
FDA Approves First Emergency Treatment for Chemotherapy Overdose
Carole McCue  
12/29/2015   Post a comment
Registered nurse Carole McCue discusses the first drug approved for chemotherapy toxicity.
Getting Back to Nursing Basics
Cathy Cole  
8/28/2015   2 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole talks about getting back to basics.
Breast Cancer Can Be a Heart-Breaking Experience
Cathy Cole  
1/21/2015   3 comments
Breast cancer nurse navigator and nurse practitioner Cathy Cole explains that stress really can affect our cardiac health.
Airbus Oncological Emergency: How Prepared Would You Be?
Beth Faiman  
4/17/2014   9 comments
Beth Faiman wants to know how prepared you would be for an emergency outside of your own medical facility.
Early Intervention by ONP May Help Reduce Oncological Emergencies
Anne Booms  
2/20/2014   16 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Anne Booms says ongoing patient followup and intervention may decrease the frequency of hospital admissions.
Preparing Healthcare Workers for an Unexpected Stay at Work
Maggie Hughes  
1/31/2014   16 comments
Social worker Maggie Hughes explains that hazardous weather conditions can leave some healthcare workers unprepared for an extended work day.
Evaluating Critical Care Costs & Patient Outcomes
Dianna Ellison  
11/25/2013   7 comments
Oncology nurse navigator Dianna Ellison expresses her concern over the high cost of critical care in patients with poor outcomes.
Atypical Confusion & Ammonia Levels
Monica Key  
10/18/2013   7 comments
Oncology nurse practitioner Monica Key talks about an atypical presentation of confusion relating to ammonia levels.
The Subtle Dangers of Febrile Neutropenia
Julianna Paradisi  
9/9/2013   9 comments
Oncology infusion nurse Julianna Paradisi asks if you're able to properly recognize the signs of febrile neutropenia.
A Classic Presentation of SVC Syndrome
Monica Key  
8/30/2013   8 comments
Nurse practitioner Monica Key shares a case about an oncological emergency that required prompt intervention.
Implementing After-Hours Care for Oncology Patients
Nicole Haines  
6/12/2013   18 comments
Nurse navigator Nicole Haines tells us we need a better system for oncology patients experiencing non-emergent side effects.
Simulation May Offer Advanced Disease Patients Insight Into Resuscitative Care
Linda M. Gorman  
6/10/2013   9 comments
Linda Gorman shows us a new approach to help explain resuscitative care to advanced disease cancer patients.
Helping Heroes
Carole McCue  
4/25/2013   17 comments
Carole McCue explains that while healthcare professionals are committed to patient care, it can be a challenge when your patient is a criminal.
Transfusion Turmoil for an Australian Teen
Michelle Bragazzi  
4/19/2013   39 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi asks whether a Jehovah's Witness teen should have been forced to receive a transfusion.
Remembering That Chemotherapy Does Have Risks
Monica Key  
4/15/2013   7 comments
Nurse practitioner Monica Key shares her encounter with a patient experiencing a rare side effect from chemotherapy.
Emergency Department Overcrowding May Affect Patient Outcomes
Carole McCue  
2/26/2013   19 comments
Carole McCue shares some tips on how nurses can help to prevent overcrowding issues in the ED.
An Unanticipated Event on the Flight Home
Cathy Cole  
1/25/2013   18 comments
The excitement that Cathy Cole experienced in Washington extended far beyond the presidential inauguration.
Palliative Care in the ICU
Linda M. Gorman  
12/12/2012   4 comments
Linda Gorman discusses the expanding of advanced cancer care as palliative care and the ICU intersect.
Carbapenem-Resistant Enterobacteriaceae
Stephanie Wiseman  
12/4/2012   9 comments
Community editor Stephanie Wiseman discusses how spreading "superbug" CRE may impact cancer patients, and how healthcare professionals can limit its transmission and effect.
Emergency Preparedness: Are You & Your Facility Ready?
Carole McCue  
11/1/2012   6 comments
Carole McCue shares the importance of having a Hospital Emergency Incident Command System in place for when natural disasters happen.
Thromboembolism: A Common Complication of Self-Care
Katherine Mitchell  
8/30/2012   6 comments
Katie Mitchell discusses a common oncological emergency thromboembolism and how Coumadin is widely used but carries with it complexities of use for the patient and healthcare provider.
Tumor Lysis Syndrome
Nicole Haines  
7/19/2012   19 comments
Nicole Haines discusses how an oncological emergency like tumor lysis syndrome can be proactively dealt with through strong, basic nursing skills.
The Prevention & Management of Septic Shock: An Oncological Emergency
Nicole Haines  
6/19/2012   12 comments
Nicole Haines discusses how to recognize and address one of the most treatable oncology emergencies: sepsis.
How to Manage Oncological Emergencies
Michelle Bragazzi  
2/29/2012   7 comments
Community editor Michelle Bragazzi discusses how to asses and administer the best treatment for the most common oncological emergencies.
Acute Tumor Lysis Syndrome (ATLS) in the Pediatric Patient
Kathleen Gordon  
2/27/2012   4 comments
Kathleen Gordon gives an overview of ATLS and how to best treat it in the pediatric patient.
Sepsis: Are You Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot?
Katherine Trip  
2/2/2012   15 comments
Katherine Trip shares a case of a patient with sepsis and how she and her team handled it.




Webinar Series
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Archived

Presented by Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC , this webinar will highlight:

  • How to determine which patients require genetic counseling
  • How to help prepare your patients for the genetic counseling process
  • Testing options that are now available
  • How you can utilize this data in managing your patients and their family members

Participants will also be able to ask questions during a live question and answer period with speaker Ellen T. Matloff, MS, CGC .

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 12:00 PM EDT
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FDA Approves Onivyde for Advanced Pancreatic Cancer
Marijke Vroomen Durning, RN,
10/27/2015  3
On October 22, 2015, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Onivyde (irinotecan liposome injection, Merrimack Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), in combination with fluorouracil ...
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