January 2020 Vol 11, No 1
Inpatient Navigation: Utilizing Nurse Navigation Principles to Transition Patients Through Hospitalization, Discharge, and Outpatient Care
A 26-bed solid tumor oncology unit saw consistently low patient-satisfaction scores regarding education and discharge preparedness. Managers and staff wanted to improve patient education, without adding to the workflow of bedside nurses with a 4:1 patient/nurse ratio on a unit with rising acuity. Here’s how they approached the problem.
Compared with other standard treatments, untreated patients with advanced non–small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who also have an EGFR mutation live longer when treated with osimertinib, according to a new study.
Keeping up with the numerous treatment advances in relapsed or refractory multiple myeloma can be a challenge for even the most informed providers, according to Jorge J. Castillo, MD, Clinical Director, Bing Center for Waldenström’s Macroglobulinemia, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA.
Heather Ciccarelli, MSW, OPN-CG, Valerie P. Csik, MPH, CPPS, Aliya Rogers, RN, BSN, OCN, Kathy Scheid, RDN, OPN-CG, Caryn Vadseth, BSN, RN, OCN, ONN-CG(T)
Navigators from the American Cancer Society review and share their experience with establishing a hybrid approach to oncology navigation.
The future looks bright as new treatment modalities such as immunotherapy are developed, giving patients more options than ever before.
Nurse navigator Brenda Farmer writes about the powerful experience of showing up, standing up, and speaking up for those who can’t. Here’s her story.
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