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Patient Education Center
The Patient and Family Education Center is getting a fall makeover! You may start noticing the drug teaching sheets are being redone, using a consistent format and updating the side effect and administration information. They should be complete by late Fall. Next up is the side effect handouts, which will have their format standardized and the content updated. Is there one you'd like to see on the list? Just let us know.
Have you seen the OncoLink Rx Regimen Printer? It is an easy way to print teaching sheets for multi-drug regimens. Just choose the regimen you want and all the drug information sheets for that regimen will be combined and pop-up in one printer friendly document. To avoid confusion when a regimen is used for different cancer types, but referred to by different acronyms, some regimens are listed by the main component. For instance, all platinum regimens are grouped together.
Why Do You Do What You Do?
Do you ever think about the effect you have on your patients every day? Bob Riter, Executive Director of the Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes, asked a group of patients how their nurses made their cancer experience easier. Take a minute to read his piece - it will make you remember why you went into oncology.
OncoLink at ASTRO 2011
Did you know that OncoLink sends reporters to the major professional society meetings? These reporters attend important sessions and report on the findings presented- allowing you to "be there" without really being there! Check out the coverage from last week's 2011 American Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology meeting in Miami, Florida.
Looking to complete continuing education credits for license renewal? OncoLink can help. Our nursing CE modules have a new addition - Nursing Management of the Patient with Bone Metastases. In addition, there are 9 other CE modules available.
Interested in the treatment of Gliomas? The online module "Latest Advances in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Malignant Gliomas" offers CME credits to those who complete the activity.
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