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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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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Dental Oncology

Dental Oncology and Oral Care

By Carly Gerretsen, RN, FNP More than 1.4 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed each year. There is a lot to think about when a new patient comes into your office. What is their diagnosis? What is their general health and previous medical history? Do they have an adequate psychosocial or spiritual support system? But do you always think about […]

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Tumor Boards: The Latest and Greatest in Medical/Radiation, Surgical, and Hematology Oncology Treatment Modalities

By Carol Cannon, RN, BSN, OCN® Are you overwhelmed with the amount of research constantly published on the care of patients with cancer? Do you strive to learn about the latest evidence-based practices in cancer treatment and symptom management? The fact that cancer care is always changing and expanding is what makes it both exciting […]

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Supporting Professional Development for Your Staff

By Theresa Kelly, BSN, MSM, RN, OCN®, Director at the BaylorScott&White Glenda Tanner Vasicek Cancer Treatment Center in Temple, TX As healthcare funding declines and restrictions on pharmaceutical companies’ support increase, we continually search for alternative means to provide education to our oncology nurses. Depending on the finances at the time, we are able to […]

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Obesity and Cancer

By Anne Katz, PhD, RN, FAAN Obesity is on its way to replacing tobacco as the number one preventable or modifiable cause of cancer. Does that statement shock you? It certainly is something to think about—and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) thinks that this is such a serious issue that they devoted an […]

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Help ONS Look Forward in an Innovation Exchange

By Brenda Nevidjon, RN, MSN, FAAN, ONS Chief Executive Officer Do you have an idea to share with the ONS Board? Would you like to know what your colleagues have to say about what’s happening in their work environment? At the ONS 40th Annual Congress, we are introducing a new approach for members and the […]

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“I’m So Busy, I’ll Get to it Eventually.”

By Ben Becze, Director of Development, ONS Foundation What are some of the common things in life that sometimes get overlooked until it’s too late? Maybe sending in your vehicle registration before the sticker expires? Getting that book back to the library before those small daily late fines turn into big daily late fines? We […]

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Supporting Magnet Recognition Through ONS Programming

By Kathleen Shuey, MS, RN, AOCN®, ACNS BC, clinical nurse specialist at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Evidence-based practice that impacts patient care and nursing innovation is the foundation of the Magnet Recognition Program®. Magnet recognizes the impact of the bedside nurse on patient outcomes. The program focuses on transformational leadership, structural empowerment, exemplary […]

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