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  1. building relationships with patients
    Inpatient oncology is generally very problem-focused (BMT, acute pain, acute nausea, bleeding, etc) so patients turnover quickly, although some do end up needing longer-term hospitalization....
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  2. How valuable is your OCN?
    My company offers an annual $1000 bonus for OCN nurses; no reimbursement for the initial costs associated with ONS membership and OCN test fee.
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  3. Xeloda
    Xeloda is very common and there is a wide range of doses and schedules. In addition the GI symptoms mappers mentioned, it can also cause dermatological side effects, known as "hand-foot syndrome;"...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  4. What does left lung cancer status post 3 cycles treatment mean?
    Depending on tumor size, location, staging, etc, lung cancer is often treated with concurrent chemoradiation. Many patients who complete treatment will have lingering pulmonary symptoms secondary to...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing
  5. Thinking of oncology nursing
    I agree with mappers; a solid nursing foundation will get you far in oncology. My workplace (outpatient oncology) leans towards RNs who have a critical care background, ie ICU or ER, as our...
    Nov 3, '12
    Forum: Oncology Nursing


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