FDA Approves First Emergency Treatment for Chemotherapy Overdose
Carole McCue, RN, MS, CNE 12/29/2015 0
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vistogard (uridine triacetate) as the first and only antidote for the emergency treatment in adult and pediatric patients ...
Getting Back to Nursing Basics
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 8/28/2015 2
It was a lovely summer wedding. The weather along Oyster Bay in New York could not have been better. And of course, the bride was beautiful. I was at the wedding of my dear ...
Breast Cancer Can Be a Heart-Breaking Experience
Cathy Cole, RNC, NP, MPH, CHES, CBPN-IC 1/21/2015 3
It was bound to happen eventually. You are so focused on taking care of patients with breast cancer and the potential for treatment-related side effects, when you hear a Code Blue ...
Airbus Oncological Emergency: How Prepared Would You Be?
Beth Faiman, PhDc, MSN, APN-BC, AOCN 4/17/2014 9
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 ...
Early Intervention by ONP May Help Reduce Oncological Emergencies
Anne Booms, MeNsgPC, AOCN, CHPN, BCN, CWCN, CHN,CNN, MeNsgNP(Belgium), MHN(Belgium) 2/20/2014 16
My core role as an ONP is to follow up with new chemotherapy patients and patients discharged from the hospital proactively, as well as to perform comprehensive assessments, ...
Preparing Healthcare Workers for an Unexpected Stay at Work
Maggie Hughes, LMSW, Medical Oncology Social Worker 1/31/2014 16
As healthcare professionals, we are often called upon to stay at work when our friends and family have "snow days." While folks are uploading pictures of snowmen and warm chili ...
Evaluating Critical Care Costs & Patient Outcomes
Dianna Ellison, RN, OCN, CCM 11/25/2013 7
According to a recent article from WebMD, critical care doctors believed they provided futile care to 1 in 5 patients in the ICU by needlessly prolonging their lives.
Atypical Confusion & Ammonia Levels
Monica Key, APRN, CCRN, AOCNP 10/18/2013 7
Recently a 66-year-old male with hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) presented to the hospital due to acute onset of confusion witnessed by his family members.