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Telephone Triage for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses

This guide—for both beginning nurses as well as experts in the field—provides tips for telephone assessment, communication, and documentation for nurses treating patients with otorhinolaryngologic (ORL) problems. The text features telephone gudielines and protocols that are based on common symptoms reported by patients with ORL issues. You can use this book to help formalize telephone nursing practices as well as improve telephone communications, perform telephone nursing assessments, and develop telephone protocols specific to patients with ORL issues.

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Telephone Triage for Oncology Nurses (Second Edition)

This text is designed as a resource for oncology nurses who are learning the telephone nursing role as well as a guide for those developing a formalized telephone nursing practice. The second edition features new chapters on antibiotic therapy problems, bone loss and hemoptysis. Chapters provide a systematic approach to performing a telephone nursing assessment, discussion of telephone triage practice model, tips to improve telephone communication, and a history of telephone triage.

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Women's Health: A Resource Guide for Nurses

Nurses can use this general women's health resource as a valuable tool for patient education! Looking for quick and accurate answers to women's health questions asked by patients with cancer and their families? This general women's health guide will provide you with information you can use to educate your patients. Presented in an easy-to-read and easy-to-reference question and answer style, Women's Health addresses commonly asked questions by female patients with cancer and their family members. While several chapters directly reference challenges related to oncology, the scope of this resource has a much broader base and includes general health issues such as fertility, nutrition, sexual health, psychosocial health, and even eating disorders, body art, and smoking cessation. Intended as a resource for patient education, nurses may also use this guide as a resource for personal health promotion.

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Palliative Practices From A–Z for the Bedside Clinician (Second Edition)

The second edition of the best-selling resource, Palliative Practices From A to Z for the Bedside Clinician, contains the useful listings you have come to rely on regarding issues surrounding the clinical, psychosocial, and spiritual care of patients with life-limiting malignancy. Issues from advance directives and anemia to xerostomia and zoster are examined with the same level of detail and conciseness as in the first edition. This latest edition also provides you with a thorough examination of the evidence from which competent practice is described. If you are involved in the palliative care of patients with cancer, you will want to carry this second edition as you walk the path with your patients and their families.

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Continuing the Legacy: More Voices of Oncology Nurses

Continuing the Legacy: More Voices of Oncology Nurses brings you a variety of educational, emotional, compelling, and familiar stories told by your fellow oncology nurses. In this rich collection, you'll read narratives of caring and compassion, pride and passion, and sadness and loss. Each story is unique, written by a diverse group of individuals from coast to coast, with job titles ranging from staff oncology nurse to chief operating officer at a university hospital. Each story is personal. Though the authors may be strangers to you, after sharing their singular recollections and musings, you will know them in a way you never thought possible. And each story is your own, representative of your collective profession and shared experience. It's part of your history, part of your present, and part of your future. Like its preceding volume, Building a Legacy . . . Voices of Oncology Nurses, this publication captures the narrative history of oncology nursing. This book also plays an active role in supporting the education, research, and leadership efforts of those to follow. Royalties from your purchase contribute to the ONS Foundation endowment and help sustain the future of your chosen profession.

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Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses - Now 50% Off

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"The authors of [Multiple Myeloma: A Textbook for Nurses] have given a sound, scientific, and sophisticated summary of the disease entity, its pathophysiology, and natural history, the advancements in diagnostics, evaluation, treatment, and supportive measures, as well as the psychological and emotional support of patients with multiple myeloma.” —from the foreword, David Rice, RN, PhD, AOCNP®, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

Since the advent of novel chemotherapeutic agents in the 2000s, patients with multiple myeloma have experienced an improvement in clinical outcomes and better quality of life. However, with these new agents, patients have also experienced clinical challenges and side effects that, until now, have not been accurately described. This is the first book on multiple myeloma written by nurses, for nurses. You’ll find information and details pertinent to your daily practice, with chapters addressing issues such as nursing assessment, novel therapies, patient education, nursing research, and more.

You'll also access information on the treatment of newly diagnosed patients, both transplant-eligible and transplant-ineligible, as well as treatment for patients who have relapsed or who suffer from refractory multiple myeloma. You’ll gain specialized details on evaluating patients receiving high-dose chemotherapy with stem cell transplantation, and on managing and evaluating patients receiving novel agents. Finally, the book covers promising clinical trials, cellular and molecular genetics, and advances in imaging that will impact your practice in the coming years.

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Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care

Honorable Mention in the Nursing and Allied Health Category at the 2011 PROSE Awards, sponsored by the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers

In her foreword to this book detailing cancer rehabilitation and the journey toward survivorship, Betty Ferrell, professor of nursing research and education at the City of Hope, wrote, "Survivorship is the all-encompassing experience of having lived beyond those initial words of 'you have cancer' and toward a life embracing both the gifts and the burdens of life beyond that diagnosis and treatment."

Cancer Rehabilitation and Survivorship: Transdisciplinary Approaches to Personalized Care takes an interdisciplinary approach to the physical, psychosocial, and practical aspects of survivorship. Sections include

  • The evolution of survivor care
  • Physical and psychological challenges survivors must endure
  • Practical challenges such as employment and dealing with economic burden that can cancer can inflict
  • Maximizing the health of survivors
  • A look at survivorship now and in the future.
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Breaking the Silence on Cancer and Sexuality: A Handbook for Healthcare Providers

If you are having difficulty discussing the issue of sexuality with your patients, you can find the answers you need in this handbook, which takes a clinical approach to the topic of sexuality and cancer. Examining the literature and research, the text covers human sexuality in the context of cancer, provides a primer in human sexual functioning, offers tools for nurses on sexual health assessment and communicating with patients about sex, examines how specific cancers impact sexuality, discusses how cancer affects the family and the individual, demonstrates how specific treatment modalities affect sexual functioning, and provides tools for healthcare providers. You’ll also find information on interventions, case studies, and resources for further research.

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Manual for Clinical Trials Nursing (Second Edition)

In the past decade, clinical trials have undergone important and dramatic advances. The nurse navigator has emerged as an important role. Around the world, the sheer number of clinical trial registries has increased. The need for transparency and disclosure has resulted in more information sharing in regards to ethics and informed consent. Clinical trials nurses now have a multiplicity of titles, job descriptions, duties, and educational and professional requirements. Worldwide, the role of the clinical trials nurse has changed even more drastically, with traditional responsibilities being delegated to non-nursing staff. The second edition of Manual For Clinical Trials Nursing adds clarity and perspective to the rapidly changing landscape of clinical trials nursing. New chapters in this revised and updated edition examine budget, compassionate use of protocol drugs, designing computerized tools to verify eligibility, electronic data capture, and much more. Appendices have also been expanded to include key documents in the ethical treatment of human subjects, such as the Nuremberg Code, the Declaration of Helsinki, and more. With the oncology research world shrinking, the contribution of international colleagues cannot be overlooked, and this new edition includes chapters from contributors hailing from 10 countries outside the United States. A new chapter discusses the European Union Directive, offering insight into the framework within European nurses operate, and the section with international contributors has nearly doubled from the first edition.

You may also be interested in the ONS online courses Clinical Trials Awareness for the Direct Care Nurse and Clinical Trials Nursing 101.

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Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice

The demand for oncology nurses who are knowledgeable and competent in genetic and genomic applications that impact practice has risen dramatically as new discoveries in the field influenced the fundamental understanding of cancer development, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. Genetics and Genomics in Oncology Nursing Practice broadens the topic of genetics from a discussion of risk assessment to encompass such issues as cancer biology, clinical applications of genetic study, and the scope of oncology nursing practice. You’ll find updated information on cancer genetic risk assessment and new topics such as pharmacogenomics (including a history and recent discoveries), targeted therapies, nursing credentialing in cancer genetics, multicultural considerations in providing genetic and genomic cancer care, and much more. In addition to cancer genetic risk assessment, education, and management, sections feature the fundamental principles of genetic and genomic oncology nursing; ethical, legal, and social issues (including direct-to-consumer marketing and testing of children); professional practice issues, including the “Genetic and Genomic Competencies and Recommendations for Education”; as well as a new listing of resources and an expanded glossary.

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An Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Therapies

This practical reference guide offers concise descriptions of a variety of complementary and alternative therapies and their associated nursing considerations. The convenient, user-friendly format makes this book an essential tool for daily clinical practice. Mind-body interventions; bioelectromagnetic therapies; alternative systems of medical practice; manual healing methods; pharmacologic and biologic therapies; herbal medicine; and diet, nutrition, and lifestyle are discussed.

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Handbook of Integrative Oncology Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice

Despite advancements in conventional medicine, patients with cancer have continued to seek out different forms of healing. Complementary (also termed as integrative) and alternative therapies have grown so popular that nurses working in oncology need to learn integrative oncology. Handbook of Integrative Oncology Nursing: Evidence-Based Practice provides a reliable resource for nurses looking for information on the types of therapies patients may be using outside of their care. This new guide defines complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), examines the issue of making integrative assessments, identifies commonly used therapies, and takes a close look at how symptoms can be managed using CAM therapies. Sixteen symptoms are covered: anorexia-cachexia syndrome, anxiety, cognitive dysfunction, constipation, depression, diarrhea, fatigue, hormonal changes and hot flashes, insomnia, mucositis, myelosuppression, nausea and vomiting, pain, sexuality alterations, taste changes, and xerostomia. For each symptom, the book identifies treatments that have strong scientific evidence; good to moderate scientific evidence; and weak, negative, or conflicting scientific evidence. In addition, you’ll find extensive information on herbs and herbal extracts, nutritional considerations when undergoing CAM therapies, the ONS position on CAM, the 10 “cardinal rules” of herb use, and a listing of resources.

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Nursing Management: Principles and Practice (Second Edition)

With healthcare reform legislation and a diverse set of challenges presenting themselves each day, nursing management has never been more complicated. Nursing leaders need resources and tools to support the constantly shifting demands in healthcare management and, ultimately, patient care.

The second edition of Nursing Management: Principles and Practice provides an in-depth review of general and oncology nursing management principles to guide the practice and development of nurse managers involved with the care of patients with cancer. It features 46 chapters and nearly 1,000 pages—almost 40% larger than the previous edition. You’ll find updated chapters on leadership development, management theory, organizational design, human resource management, and financial management, with practical steps for nurses working as entry-level managers. It also comes with a CD-ROM containing PowerPoint slides for each chapter that you can use in training and exercises.

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