Gain Knowledge and Confidence to Handle Oncologic Emergencies

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® Learn how you can become proficient in managing oncologic emergencies in Saturday’s session, “Oncologic Emergencies: A Case-Based Approach.” Two advance practice nurses will use case studies to help attendees become proficient in managing two different situations. Juanita Madison, MN, RN, AOCN® will present the pathophysiology, medical management, and key nursing considerations in caring […]

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Take Advantage of Funding from the ONS Foundation to Attend Congress

By Linda Worrall, RN, MSN, ONS Foundation Executive Director Do you really need be thinking about attending the ONS 41st Annual Congress already? The conference may not begin until April 2016, but if you’re interested in a Congress or Emerging Chapter Leader scholarship offered by the ONS Foundation, you should be planning now. Every year, the […]

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BIG Changes for 2016: A Congress Theme Fit for Texas

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences Ask anyone in marketing or communications. Coming up with a theme for anything—whether it’s a conference, Oncology Nursing Month, or a staff activity—is tough. You want it to not only be catchy and clever but also infused with a deeper meaning and message. ONS members and staff have […]

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Distress Screening: The Sixth Vital Sign

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Screening for distress is an essential part of providing comprehensive care for our patients—and many of us do this as a matter of course. However the literature suggests that distress screening is not done routinely and as a result, patients are not offered the help they need to get […]

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Put Your Stamp of Approval on the Learning Hall

By Ben Becze, CFRE, ONS Foundation Director of Development As you prepare for your trip to San Antonio, you’ve probably already started a Congress to-do list—sessions to attend, topics to learn more about, and people to meet are just a few of the must-accomplish items while at Congress. An additional highlight of the annual meeting […]

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Making a Move to New ONS Communities

By Diane Scheuring, ONS Manager of Member Services and SIG Relations It’s an exciting time for ONS as we transition the special interest groups (SIGs) to the new ONS Communities. We are looking forward to introducing a better online platform next year, where you can share best practices with nurses with similar interests and grow your own personal […]

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New! ePosters at the ONS 40th Annual Congress

By Nonniekaye Shelburne, CRNP, MS, AOCN®, 2014–2015 ONS Congress Content Planning Team Chair You may have heard that Congress will feature ePosters for the first time this year. But what exactly does that mean? An ePoster uses a large monitor and computer to display multimedia versions of a scientific poster versus the traditional printed poster. […]

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Get to Know San Antonio: Local Eats and Treats

By Stefanie Wenger, RN, San Antonio Chapter Member Hey y’all! I think it’s about time to discuss the wonderful places to relax and grab some food to refuel during your adventures in San Antonio. If you are heading to the San Antonio River Walk, there are over 150 places to eat or grab a drink. […]

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BIG Changes for 2016: A Revamped Schedule

By Jen Krause, ONS Director of National Conferences When you come to Congress, you’re looking for continuing nursing education, cutting-edge clinical information, networking time with colleagues, mixed with a little bit of fun and relaxation in between. Congress has it all, but it can be tough to fit it all in. We’ve heard from past attendees […]

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What Are Simulation Clinical Scenarios?

By Anne Kolenic, MSN, RN, AOCNS® Are you looking for an interactive, brief educational activity that pertains to complex clinical issues that oncology nurses face? Be sure to attend the simulation clinical scenarios at the ONS booth in the learning hall during Congress. Join members of the ONS Congress Content Planning Team as they guide […]

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