The October 2022 print available for download here features nursing voices from a variety of cares. One of our newest features, the Oncology Drug Crash Course sheet, provides a helpful overview of approved drugs across multiple indications, detailing what nurses need to know about side effects and handling nuances. To do. The Nurse’s Note highlights the importance of mental health resources for oncology nurses, and the Advance Practice Provider column shows the value of preceptorship for novice oncology nurse practitioners.
Contributor Debi Fischer has a unique perspective on breast cancer awareness. She showed that many people may have misconceptions about the movement’s origins, and that oncology nurses are behind the pink ribbon because they may support many people with breast cancer. He argues that it is necessary to know the history of
Finally, a study published in Journal of Clinical Oncology We have shown that neoadjuvant chemotherapy may help bridge rectal cancer patients to organ-sparing resection surgery. Organ-sparing resection surgery is associated with a better quality of life and preservation of bowel function than total mesorectal resection.
Kayla Freeman, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; and La-Urshalar Brock, MSN, CNM, FNP-BC, in a downloadable fact sheet detailing olaparib, including approved indications and safety considerations. provide insightful considerations.
Olaparib is a potent oral PARP inhibitor and induces synthetic lethality. BRCA1/2 Defective tumor cells due to the formation of double-stranded DNA breaks that cannot be repaired accurately lead to cell death, two nurse experts explained. The drug is currently approved for ovarian, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancer indications.
Unfortunately, 30% of cancer patients develop psychiatric disorders during the course of their disease. Oncology nurses are trained to show empathy and provide support to patients throughout the continuum of care, but adequate care for patients with acute mental health problems often requires Insufficient and needs more resources, Stephanie Jackson, DNP, MSN, RN, AOCNS, BMTCN, writes.
The American Association of Nurse Practitioners estimates that more than 36,000 nurses achieved nurse practitioner certification in 2019 and 2020, and the number of individuals continuing to earn nurse practitioner certification will continue to grow. is also expected to increase.
In this feature article, Precious Ferguson of MSN, APRN, and FNP-BC discusses the professional training and education that novice oncology nurse practitioners need, and how structured preceptorship is competencies in this environment. , confidence, and job satisfaction.
Breast cancer awareness has been in the limelight for many years, but many may not know about the origins of this movement. ) offers a different perspective on Breast Cancer Awareness Month by discussing the advocacy of Charlotte Hale, the Simi Valley housewife who famously gave away her first breast. Cancer awareness ribbon. In particular, the ribbon she handed out was peach instead of pink.
For many patients with early I/IIA rectal cancer, 3 months of neoadjuvant chemotherapy significantly reduces tumor stage and allows organ-sparing resection surgery, and these patients have improved quality of life and bowel function. can now be maintained.