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Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing

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Michele Gaguski, Kim George, Susan Bruce, Edie Brucker, Carol Leija, Kristine LeFebvre, Heather Thompson Mackey
Background: A project team was formulated by the Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) to create evidence-based oncology nurse generalist (ONG) competencies to establish best practices in competency development, including high-risk tasks, critical thinking criteria, and measurement of key areas for oncology nurses. Objectives: This article aims to describe the process and the development of ONG competencies. Methods: This article describes how the ONG competencies were accomplished, and includes outcomes and suggestions for use in clinical practice...
September 25, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945734/heart-and-lung-complications-assessment-and-prevention-of-venous-thromboembolism-and-cardiovascular-disease-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma%C3%A2
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Kimberly Noonan, Sandra Rome, Beth Faiman, Daniel Verina
BACKGROUND: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) and cardiovascular (CV) disease can occur in patients with multiple myeloma. Although VTE and CV disease are separate medical conditions, they can be serious and even life-threatening.
. OBJECTIVES: The objectives of this article are to describe risk factors for cancer-associated VTE, describe the influence of CV disease on patients with multiple myeloma, and review the approaches to VTE and CV disease identification and treatment...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945733/disease-and-symptom-care-a-focus-on-specific-needs-of-patients-with-multiple-myeloma%C3%A2
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Beth Faiman
Patients with multiple myeloma (MM) often deal with short- and long-term side effects of the treatment and disease sequelae. Reasons for inadequately managed symptoms are multifactorial (e.g., the patient may fear treatment interruption, the clinician does not assess or address the symptoms) and can affect patients' ability to remain on the recommended treatment. This article provides background surrounding this supplement's development and describes the importance of symptom assessment and management.
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945732/renal-gi-and-peripheral-nerves-evidence-based-recommendations-for-the-management-of-symptoms-and-care-for-patients-with-multiple-myeloma
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Beth Faiman, Deborah Doss, Kathleen Colson, Patricia Mangan, Tracy King, Joseph D Tariman
BACKGROUND: A majority of patients with multiple myeloma experience damage to the kidneys and peripheral nerves either at diagnosis or throughout the disease. Symptoms of diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or constipation can also occur. Prevention and management of disease- and treatment-related side effects are essential to treatment adherence.
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to provide insight into prevention and management of organ health-related toxicities and give best practice recommendations for optimal nursing care...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945731/distress-fatigue-and-sexuality-understanding-and-treating-concerns-and-symptoms-in-patients-with-multiple-myeloma-%C3%A2
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Donna Catamero, Kimberly Noonan, Tiffany Richards, Beth Faiman, Cindy Manchulenko, Hollie Devine, Page Bertolotti, Charise Gleason
BACKGROUND: The psychological needs of patients and caregivers may be inadvertently overlooked, contributing to the patient's distress and possibly compromising outcomes. Untreated, these psychological needs may impair the patient's ability to make decisions and adhere to treatment. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to present consensus statements to guide oncology nurses in the recognition and management of distress, fatigue, and sexual dysfunction in patients with multiple myeloma (MM)...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945730/myelosuppression-bone-disease-and-acute-renal-failure-evidence-based-recommendations-for-oncologic-emergencies
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Kevin Brigle, Amy Pierre, Elizabeth Finley-Oliver, Beth Faiman, Joseph D Tariman, Teresa Miceli
BACKGROUND: Oncologic emergencies associated with multiple myeloma include myelosuppression (anemia, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia), bone-related emergencies, and acute renal failure. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article reviews the pathophysiology of these multiple myeloma-associated oncology emergencies and provides a framework for assessment and effective intervention.
. METHODS: A comprehensive review of the levels of evidence, focusing on assessment, diagnosis, comorbidities, treatment, ongoing monitoring, and patient education, are presented to support the plan of care for at-risk patients...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945729/bone-health-pain-and-mobility-evidence-based-recommendations-for-patients-with-multiple-myeloma%C3%A2
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Sandra Rome, Kimberly Noonan, Page Bertolotti, Joseph D Tariman, Teresa Miceli
BACKGROUND: About 85% of patients with multiple myeloma develop bone disease. In these patients, lytic bone lesions can cause fractures, poor circulation, blood clots, pain, poor mobility, and decreased quality of life.
. OBJECTIVES: This article presents consensus statements to guide nurses in the assessment and management of bone disease, pain, and mobility in patients with multiple myeloma at varying points in their disease trajectory.
. METHODS: Members of the International Myeloma Foundation Nurse Leadership Board reviewed previously provided recommendations, current recommendations based on literature review, and evidence-based grading...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945728/social-media-support-for-survivors-and-young-adults-with-cancer
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AnnMarie L Walton, Tara A Albrecht, Lauren Lux, Sheila Judge Santacroce
Social media use is ubiquitous among young adults. Young adults with cancer must make important decisions about where, what, and how to share information on social media. Oncology nurses are in a unique position to start conversations about the risks and benefits of social media use. This column aims to review a variety of social media platforms that may be used by young adults with cancer and provide guidance to nurses on initiating open dialogue with young adults about social media usage. 
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945727/clinical-trial-amendments-development-of-a-process-for-consistent-implementation%C3%A2
#9
Gretchen A McNally, Amanda K Hrnicek, Hallie Barr
Clinical trials are responsible for the advancements made in cancer care. An interdepartmental work group at a major academic cancer hospital developed a process for the consistent communication and implementation of clinical trial amendments. This process ensures improved patient safety, as well as high-quality research. 
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945726/clinical-research-nursing-development-of-a-residency-program%C3%A2
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Brandi L Showalter, Debbie Cline, Jan Yungclas, Kelly Frentz, Susan R Stafford, Kelly J Maresh
Clinical research nurses are essential in the coordination of clinical trials and the management of research participants. Without a stable, knowledgeable research nurse workforce, the conduct of research is affected. A research nurse residency is a novel approach to preparing new graduate nurses for the oncology research nurse role. This article will describe the development and content of the research nurse residency and how this approach is being used to address a need for clinical research nurses to support burgeoning clinical trials at a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945725/hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation-stress-psychoneurologic-symptoms-and-coping-strategies-in-adolescents-and-young-adults%C3%A2
#11
Jennifer Nance, Sheila Judge Santacroce
Psychoneurologic symptoms commonly reported by adolescents and young adults (AYAs) following hematopoetic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) include anxiety, depression, fatigue, and pain. Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) appeals to AYAs as a means of coping with these symptoms. One example of CAM is a publicly available illness blog authored by a young adult woman undergoing HSCT. 
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945724/influencing-quality-reporting-using-the-rapid-quality-reporting-system-in-a-community-network%C3%A2
#12
Michelle A Mollica, Brenda Adjei, Renea Duffin, Elissa Peters, Marguerite Thomas, Thomas Asfeldt, Kathleen Castro
BACKGROUND: Value-based cancer care warrants an exploration of ways that nurses can influence quality for patients with cancer, particularly in the community setting, where the majority of patients with cancer are treated.
. OBJECTIVES: The purpose is to explore how community cancer centers met and sustained key quality breast cancer care indicators through implementation of the National Cancer Institute Community Cancer Centers Program Rapid Quality Reporting System (RQRS) and patient navigation projects...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945723/genetic-testing-challenges-and-changes-in-testing-for-hereditary-cancer-syndromes%C3%A2
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Elisabeth King, Suzanne M Mahon
BACKGROUND: The practice of genetic testing for hereditary cancer syndromes has changed dramatically in recent years, and patients often approach oncology nurses requesting information about genetic testing.
. OBJECTIVES: This article aims to explore changes in cancer genetics, the role of genetics professionals in providing comprehensive genetic care, and the implications of these new developments in genetics for oncology nurses.
. METHODS: A literature review was conducted and focused on articles about the updating of genetic tests with panel testing, insurance changes, alternative genetic counseling strategies, and direct-to-consumer genetic testing...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945722/human-papillomavirus-a-qualitative-study-of-korean-american-female-college-students-attitudes-toward-vaccination%C3%A2
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Minjin Kim, Haeok Lee, Peter Kiang, Deogwoon Kim
BACKGROUND: Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines have the potential to reduce Korean American women's high burden of cervical cancer, but information is limited about their awareness of HPV and its vaccine.
. OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to explore Korean American female college students' awareness of and attitudes toward HPV vaccination.
. METHODS: A qualitative descriptive study was used. Five focus group interviews were conducted with 20 Korean American female college students aged 18-26 years from Massachusetts...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945721/asparaginase-toxicities-identification-and-management-in-patients-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia%C3%A2
#15
Van Thu Huynh, Sharon Bergeron
BACKGROUND: Acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) is a common cancer in children, and outcomes have greatly improved because of the refinement of multiagent chemotherapy regimens that include intensified asparaginase therapy. Asparaginase, a cornerstone of modern pediatric chemotherapy regimens for ALL and asparaginase-containing protocols, is increasingly used in adolescent and adult patients historically treated with asparaginase-free regimens. 
. OBJECTIVES: This article is an overview of commonly encountered asparaginase-
associated toxicities and offers recommendations for treatment management...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945720/preventive-dental-care-an-educational-program-to-integrate-oral-care-into-pediatric-oncology%C3%A2
#16
Erin Hartnett, Barbara Krainovich-Miller
BACKGROUND: Early childhood dental caries (dental cavities) is an infectious process. The development of oral problems during cancer care results in pain, fever, and delay in treatment. 
. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this project was to integrate preventive oral care into pediatric oncology care. 
. METHODS: This project consisted of an educational program for pediatric oncology providers who completed pre- and postprogram surveys assessing oral health knowledge, attitudes, and practice; attended an oral health education session; and performed oral assessment and fluoride varnish application on children during cancer treatment...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945719/palliative-care-improving-nursing-knowledge-attitudes-and-behaviors%C3%A2
#17
Karen Harden, Deborah Price, Elizabeth Duffy, Laura Galunas, Cheryl Rodgers
BACKGROUND: Oncology nurses affect patient care at every point along the cancer journey. This creates the perfect opportunity to educate patients and caregivers about palliative care early and often throughout treatment. However, healthcare providers frequently do not have the knowledge and confidence to engage in meaningful conversations about palliative care.
. OBJECTIVES: The specific aims were to improve oncology nurses' palliative care knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors by providing a palliative care nursing education program...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945718/oncology-nurse-navigation-development-and-implementation-of-a-program-at-a-comprehensive-cancer-center%C3%A2
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Janet Gordils-Perez, Susan M Schneider, Molly Gabel, Kathryn J Trotter
BACKGROUND: Oncology nurse navigation programs enhance coordination of care and patient satisfaction. 
. OBJECTIVES: The objective was to evaluate the effect of oncology nurse navigation on access to care, patient and provider satisfaction, and clinical trial enrollment of patients with hematologic or gynecologic malignancies.
. METHODS: A descriptive cohort study with a historic control was undertaken. Data were collected from electronic health records and patient and provider surveys in two disease-specific groups...
October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945717/micrornas-clinical-trials-and-potential-applications%C3%A2
#19
Nilesh Kalariya, Kelly Brassil, George Calin
MicroRNAs are novel biomolecules with a crucial function in normal cellular physiology and in pathophysiologic conditions, including cancer. Since the first report on the link between microRNAs and cancer was published in 2002, research has revealed the potential clinical implications of microRNAs. Oncology nurses play an important role in educating patients and their families about possible applications of microRNAs in oncology.
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October 1, 2017: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945716/oncology-nurses-first-second-and-always-responders%C3%A2
#20
Ellen Carr
Our hearts go out to our Gulf and Atlantic Coast neighbors who were battered by the harrowing effects and destructive aftermath of hurricanes Harvey and Irma, which made landfall with historically destructive force in late August and early September. The estimated cost to rebuild and recover is staggering. These disasters will change the infrastructure of nearly all aspects of how Gulf and Atlantic Coast communities function: housing, healthcare delivery, public health safeguards, transportation, utilities, schools, retail businesses, and local and county government...
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