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  • Posted in: Cancer Genetics

    The Summer Genetics Institute (SGI) is a tuition-free one-month intensive research training program at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Sponsored by NINR, the SGI provides participants with a foundation in molecular genetics appropriate for ...

  • Hi Kevin, I live and work in Eastern Oregon in a small community outpatient oncology clinic.   Your oncology courses that you coordinate is this only for staff at your facility?  Or can outside nurses attend?  This is something I'd be very interested ...

  • Emely,    Our practice is to allow this, but we only do this if the patient is coming in as of the next day and we flush the INT cath with saline with positive pressure held as line is clamped and place alcohol scrub cap to keep line closed off, then ...

  • Posted in: Student Members

    Hi Natalie!  A fellow Wisconsinite! It sounds like you have a great background and I think that will serve you well as a nurse to have knowledge of the other roles. ------------------------------ Chelsea Backler, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, AOCNS Oncology ...

  • I am attaching an article that addresses adhesive selection and strategies for preventing medical adhesive-related skin injury (MARSI).  The use of proper technique in both application and removal of adhesive products is essential in preventing MARSI.  ...

  • I was concerned about the comment that indicated PIV catheters were being left in place for up to a week; therefore, I did a little research to determine if this was a safe practice.  The following article concludes, " The addition of two new trials for ...

  • Posted in: Global Nursing

    At my outpatient HemOnc, we do group teaching and then individualized folders if they have different regimens. We have a standard "common side effect" pamphlet that goes over majority of side effects most patients deal with, so we go over that as a group. ...

  • Dear ONS Community, Symptom management is an integral part of oncology care and oncology nurses are often the first line of defense when patients experience symptoms and side effects of treatment. ONS has a long history of providing symptom management ...

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