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  1. Handling and Administration of Chemotherapy for nononcolgic reasons
    At our hospital, chemo nurses must go to the ED to give MTX for ectopic pregnancies. However, this is not the same for gangcyclovir. It is given by any RN on any floor.
    May 6, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. IV certificate/Chemo.certificate necessary?
    I took a job on the heme-onc/BMT unit right after I graduated. At my hospital, they sent the new nurses to classes to become chemo certified, as well as BMT classes. I would assume most places do...
    May 6, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. How long can port-a-cath go without flushing
    4 weeks is standard.
    May 6, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. Neutropenia and Nutrition
    You could research "neutropenic diet" to give you exact details to follow. When she is neutropenic with an ANC < 1.0, she should follow the diet. Mainly stay away from anything fresh...i.e. fresh...
    Mar 11, '10
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Things you'd LOVE to be able to tell patients, and get away with it.
    1. Tell your family member to stay in the darn room and quit stalking me down the halls every 5 minutes for ice. 2. Stop asking specifically for the nurse when an aide is perfectly qualified...
    Jun 7, '08
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  6. Crazy things patients say.....
    our floor is all private rooms. had a patient ask "how much would it cost to rent out the room next door? i have family coming in from out of town and they want to stay near me"
    Jun 7, '08
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Psych or Cancer?
    I am an oncology/BMT nurse and absolutely love my job. I agree with the previous posting that you get a lot of psych experience with oncology nursing. For the most part, you will not be dealing with...
    Jun 7, '08
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice

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