Implanted ports are an important lifeline for patients receiving antineoplastic treatments; however, despite vast nursing research on the maintenance and utilization of venous implanted ports, still so much remains to be learned. Many of the practices surrounding implanted ports remain controversial.
ASCO and NCI were sponsoring the International Clinical Trials Workshop in Uruguay and Carmen Jacobs was chosen to be the ONS ambassador.
HVO, in conjunction with ASCO, sent its ninth and largest team to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, in August 2011.
"I was able to spend one-on-one time with one of the nurses on the inpatient women’s oncology ward [of Hospital San Juan de Dios]. She acknowledged that there is no formal nursing education program at the hospital. As well, nurses do not receive much education during their orientation and certainly do not receive ongoing nursing education once they have been hired. She and I agreed to keep in contact; she will act as a liaison and will share any information with her colleagues that I send." Reanne Booker