ONS Beefs Up Its Social Media Presence for the ONS 40th Annual Congress

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® “Tweet or Die” was the name of a session held during the American College of Surgeon’s annual conference several years ago. Since reading about it, I cannot get that phrase out of my head. It’s a twist on “publish or perish,” a phrase commonly cited by PhD-prepared scholars in […]

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Patient Navigation and Care Coordination: An Integral Part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® There are so many aspects to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. In fact, it wasn’t too long ago that I learned about the “Patient Protection” part of its very name. I also recently learned that patient navigation is directly referenced in Section 3510, which amends part of […]

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Understand the Psychosocial Challenges of Young Adults With Cancer

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair With 70,000 new cancer diagnoses in young adults each year and more than one million survivors, this patient population is growing rapidly. Young adults with cancer have traditionally fallen between the two worlds of pediatric and adult cancer. They are not children […]

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Finding Your Way Through Oncology

By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® When I think back to when I was a new nurse, I remember feeling overwhelmed with all of the new information. Then, there was the ever-so-scary responsibility of taking care of patients and keeping them safe. I thought, “Wow, I have so much to learn!” I often caught myself […]

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All Oncology Nurses, Especially Those New to Oncology, Should Attend Congress

By Anne Ireland, MSN, RN, AOCN®, CENP Sometimes I hear nursing colleagues of my generation say that younger nurses are not engaged in their work environments, are not driven to develop new skills, and are not interested in giving to their professional organizations. These conversations make me personally sad and professionally afraid for the future […]

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Neurotoxicity: Not Just “Chemobrain”

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® I remember when I started as a nurse, fresh from the ICU, now caring for patients with cancer. They would stumble over words, have trouble remembering things from the recent past, or forget tasks. “Chemobrain,” they would say. As if that one word was a catchall phrase to adequately […]

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Submitting an Abstract for ONS Congress Doesn't Have to Be Scary

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team chair Let’s challenge ourselves to think outside the box. In the past 18–24 months, Have you been a part of implementing evidence-based practice changes? Have you implemented or modified assessment tools, products, bar coding, alert systems, or algorithms to improve patient outcomes? Have […]

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What Do Ebola and Hazardous Drugs Have in Common? Safe Handling Procedures

By Marci Andrejko, BSN, RN, OCN® In light of the recent Ebola outbreak, there has been a heightened sense of awareness regarding personal protective equipment (PPE). Although contact with Ebola as an oncology nurse would be unusual, contact with hazardous drugs is a frequent occurrence. Despite the increased awareness of safe handling, there is still […]

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We can finally announce our event! We can’t wait to see you there Collaboratively administrate empowered markets via plug-and-play networks. Dynamically procrastinate B2C users after installed base benefits. Dramatically visualize customer directed convergence without revolutionary ROI. Efficiently unleash cross-media information without cross-media value. Quickly maximize timely deliverables for real-time schemas. Dramatically maintain clicks-and-mortar solutions without […]

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