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Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award

Excellence in Radiation Therapy Nursing Award
Purpose 

To recognize and support excellence in radiation therapy nursing

Award 

A $250 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the opening ceremonies at the ONS Annual Congress

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by an ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Be a registered professional nurse
  • Have at least two years of oncology nursing experience
  • Be a recognized expert in the field of radiation oncology (i.e., through publications, presentations, research, peer review)
  • Have made a significant contribution to one or more of the following related to radiation oncology: professional/patient education, clinical practice, and /or nursing research
  • Serve as a role model for other radiation oncology nurses.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • Nomination narrative statement
  • Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae
  • Nominee's personal statement
  • Two (2) letters of support
Scoring Criteria 
The scoring criteria for judging this nomination packet is as follows.
  • Clinical practice: Consistently demonstrates exemplary understanding and execution of the care of patients receiving radiation therapy.
  • Education: Shares knowledge of practice with students, peers, patients, and the community. (Examples include, but are not limited to, joint appointment(s), precepting students, staff development, program planning, patient teaching, outreach programs, and CNE programs).
  • Research: Demonstrates commitment to the advancement of practice through evidence of participation in research and research activities (possible activities include participation as data collector, site coordinator, study monitor, member of research team, co-investigator, principal investigator in a clinical research study related to radiation therapy. In addition, participation in research utilization activities, which promote research-based radiation oncology nursing practice).
  • Speaking: Regularly demonstrates expertise in field through public speaking and is recognized as an effective oral communicator.
  • Publication: Regularly contributes to the literature on issues regarding radiation therapy (includes articles in newsletters, journals, reports, video, multimedia, computer assisted instruction, or chapters in books).
  • ONS leadership: Participates in ONS activities at the local or national level. (Participation should include involvement at the local or national level, and includes membership on committees, holding office, or task force participation).
  • Professional practice: Provides leadership in activities, which advance the practice of radiation nursing (activities may include staff development, program development, patient teaching, or support groups. It might also include community outreach such as work with the ACS, Leukemia Society, or camps for cancer patients, or "survivors' day" activities. 
Travel Information 

The recipient will receive travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. ONS will reimburse the award recipient for round-trip economy airfare to and from the recipient's home address to the Congress location, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through American Express Travel, ONS's official travel agency. Additionally, one (1) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 24-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking, but there are limitations. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

View past recipients of the Excellence in Radiation Therapy Award. 

ONS Hosts Meeting of Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Association Stakeholders

ONS Hosts Meeting of Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Association Stakeholders
Thursday, February 26, 2015

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) hosted a Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Association Stakeholders meeting where organizational representatives had an opportunity to voice the concerns of their membership regarding safe handling. 

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The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) hosted 14 nurses and association professionals at a Safe Handling of Hazardous Drugs Association Stakeholders Meeting on February 16, 2015, at the Paul Hastings, LLP office in Washington, DC. Representatives from five professional organizations participated with ONS members and staff to generate discussion on the issues surrounding safe handling of hazardous drugs. The objectives for the meeting were to outline key issues in the implementation of standards followed in the safe handling of hazardous drugs, and to provide consensus recommendations regarding the implementation of the U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention's General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs–Handling in Healthcare Settings. 
 
Meeting Outcomes
 
The meeting provided the opportunity for organizational representatives to voice the concerns of their membership regarding safe handling. Presentations and discussions reviewed the literature available and member concerns regarding engineering controls, personal protective equipment (PPE), medical surveillance, attitudes, beliefs, and financial concerns. During this discussion, common ground was identified and summarized in the following consensus statements.
 
This group agreed that it needs to
• create and continuously promote a culture of patient and healthcare safety.
• provide resources, including templates, to promote compliance with implementing safe handling.
• reach a consensus on critical definitions (e.g., what defines a spill).
• include practitioner input in facility design.
• develop resources for how to choose PPE and CSTDs.
• include worker safety standards in the next iteration of chemotherapy and biotherapy safety standards.
• provide free access to a medical surveillance questionnaire template.
 
 
Next Steps:
 
• Participants will discuss the meeting with the organizations they represent. 
• Organizations will share their response to the USP Chapter <800> draft prior to submission to reinforce the shared points with a shared voice. 
• Approval of the joint position statement should be obtained in February. 
• The group will design a plan to address consensus statements.
 
 
Meeting Attendees
 
External Guests:
 
Melissa A. McDiarmid, MD, MPH, DABT (Invited presenter)
Bona Benjamin, B.S.Pharm., Representing: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)
Patricia Kienle, RPh, MPA, FASHP, Representing: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Deborah Kamin, RN, PhD, Representing: American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
Steven K. Stranne, MD, JD, Representing: American Society of Clinical Oncology
Ryan Forrey, PharmD, MS, FASHP, Representing: Hematology/Oncology Pharmacists Association (HOPA)
Kristin Belderson, DNP, MS, RN, CPON, Representing: Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON) 
Leah Ralph, Manager, Representing: Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC)
 
ONS Members:
 
Martha Polovich, PhD, RN, AOCN®
Marlon Garzo Saria, MSN, RN, AOCNS®
 
ONS Staff:
 
Michele R. McCorkle Dietz, RN, MSN, Executive Director, External Relations and Business Development
Michele Galioto, RN, MSN, Director, ONS Education
Kristine B. LeFebvre, MSN, RN, AOCN®, Oncology Clinical Specialist, Education Team
Alec Stone, MA, MPA, Director of Health Policy
 
 
 

Clinical Lectureship

Clinical Lectureship
2014 Award Recipient
Joanne Kelvin, RN, AOCN®
Purpose 

To recognize and support excellence in clinical nursing practice

Award 

A $2,000 award, a plaque, and travel reimbursement to attend the opening ceremonies at the ONS Annual Congress. The recipient's paper will be published in the Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing.

Eligibility Criteria 
The nominee must be an active ONS member who has been nominated by another ONS member. In addition, the nominee should
  • Have a minimum of two years' experience in oncology nursing
  • Be a recognized expert in clinical nursing practice because of his or her contributions to the development of oncology nursing.
Application Materials 
The following materials are required.
  • One-page lecture synopsis
  • Nominee's curriculum vitae
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation from any of the following: 1) colleague 2) client/significant other 3) employer/supervisor/mentor or 4) community service organization
Scoring Criteria 
ONS involvement: Participation should include involvement at the local or national level, and includes membership on committees, holding office, or task force participation.
 
The nominee's clinical practice is consistent with the ONS Scope of Oncology Nursing Practice and demonstrates the use of the following criteria.
  • Use of theoretical concepts
  • Use of the nursing process
  • Professional development of self and others
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration
  • Quality assurance
  • Uses ethical decisionmaking
  • Reviews and applies research into practice (e.g., provides examples of actual patient contacts, a reference letter from a patient detailing patient experiences, evidence of relevant topics, lectures, a model or theory. Develops standards of care or provides a published model or theory.)
The nominee is an effective communicator.
  • Examples within reference letters
  • Presentations listed on CV well written based on the conference
  • Clinical practice contribution to literature:  Includes articles in newsletters, journals, reports, video, multimedia, computer assisted instruction, or chapters in books
The nominee contributes to the development of the oncology nursing practice.
  • Examples within reference letters or on CV
  • Clinical developments such as staff development, program development, patient teaching, support groups
  • Community outreach (Programs such as the American Cancer Society, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, camps for patients with cancer, survivor's day participation, or other related activities
  • Adjunct faculty or preceptor of students)
The clinical topic is relevant to membership at large, well written, concerns a current educational need and/or new trend.
 
Travel Information 

The recipient will receive travel reimbursement to attend the ONS Annual Congress. ONS will reimburse the award recipient for round-trip economy airfare to and from the recipient's home address to the Congress location, provided the recipient makes all travel arrangements through American Express Travel, ONS's official travel agency. Additionally, two (2) night's lodging will be permitted provided that the recipient makes the hotel arrangements through the ONS meetings department. Meals for a 48-hour period will be reimbursed, along with the reimbursement of certain ground transportation situations and parking. Please contact awards@ons.org for complete details about the travel reimbursement policy.

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