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    I complete the FMLA/disability paperwork for rad onc and med onc patients. We don't have a cheat sheet but these are some guidelines: If the patient is both a med onc and rad onc patient, we suggest med onc takes the responsibility since they tend ...

  • Posted in: Radiation

    If anyone received or has a "cheat sheet" could someone post it or email it to me. We continue to struggle filling these out, and patients are expecting them 'over night' so we've had to institute a time frame for completion. ------------------------------ ...

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    I too have run into this situation in the last several years.  In my experience, it depends on the med/onc preference, some will use pegfilgrastim oncurrently with RT as needed, others prefer to delay chemo, and if necessary we will hold RT when ANC is ...

  • At our entity platelets can be administered via gravity, preferred practice, but some nurses are unfamiliar with the set-up and via infusion is another option. It will be not be too slow if the tubing is properly pre-primed with 0.9% NaCl AND the IV pole ...

  • Hi Patty I'm not surprised that you haven't found anything on this topic, as I didn't find anything when researching my chapter in the ONS Oncologic Emergencies book. While this would be a interesting topic for nursing research, it would be challenging ...

  • Hi Our version of EPIC Beacon Oncology prompts for the 2nd RN signature directly from the MAR. This if course is separate from the pre-administration check which is done on the Pre-Chemo Flowsheet. We had a similar system when we used Cerner (minus the ...

  • Did my recert  submission of ILNA points January 2021. You get an email when ILNA points is being reviewed: you will get ILNA accepted- -Best news ever!  time frame about 5 weeks.  I got  a got a big envelope with new badge, new card & new Cert  document ...

  • We are updating our policy on therapeutic phlebotomies (both inpatient and outpatient). I was wondering if anybody would be willing to share their hospital policy on this subject matter. Thank you in advance. Dawn Papeika, RN, BSN , OCN Sent from the ...

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