The creation of a dedicated wound ostomy care (WOC) team resulted in an almost complete elimination of pressure ulcers in a 74-bed hospital, according to nurses who created it and described the program at the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress
A nurse-led initiative to discharge patients before noon has paid off at the Mount Sinai Hospital, NY, according to Kathleen Edmondson-Martin, MA, RN, OCN, Clinical Nurse Manager in the hospital's bone marrow transplant unit.
Response is a poor outcome measure of immunotherapy, according to Tanguy Seiwert, MD, who addressed this and other concerning issues in immunotherapy at the 2016 Multidisciplinary Head and Neck Cancer Symposium.
Proper attention to dental care for patients with head and neck cancer can mean the difference between a good functional outcome and a poor one, according to a dental oncologist and nurse who described dental oncology at the Oncology Nursing Society 41st Annual Congress.
CancerLinQ (Learning Intelligence Network for Quality) is a powerful database containing a vast amount of usable, searchable, real-world cancer information, created by oncologists, for oncologists, to improve the quality of patient care, according to updates presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Quality Care Symposium.
Early intervention utilizing a team approach is important to successful palliative care, agreed a multidisciplinary panel convened at the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) 21st Annual Conference.