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  1. until I have done my part. I am really getting frustrated trying to find information on nursing management for soft tissue sarcoma. I have a subscription to a scholarly database, and have also searched the internet using many combinations of key words. Can anyone help me with this? I don't have access to an oncology-specific nursing book, but need to find the basics for nursing management for this type of cancer. If anyone knows which direction to point me in I would sure appreciate it! I've spent probably 4+ hours searching the internet with no results.

    Thanks so much!

    ~J
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    About RNin2007

    Joined: Jun '05; Posts: 629; Likes: 327
    mom of two

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  3. by   suzanne4
    I just plugged in "soft tissue sarcomas, nursing care of" in Google Search engine and came up with tons of things.

    Not sure where you were looking but there is more than enough there for you. Adults as well as children included.
  4. by   RNin2007
    Quote from suzanne4
    I just plugged in "soft tissue sarcomas, nursing care of" in Google Search engine and came up with tons of things.

    Not sure where you were looking but there is more than enough there for you. Adults as well as children included.
    I just went back and put in those exact terms. The first 3 hits I got were articles that had nothing to do with nursing care, and the third article was a PubMed article I had to pay to access. The next hit was one for a patient having surgery for soft tissue sarcoma, and the following 10 hits were only info about sarcoma, but had nothing to do with the nurses role. I've seen most of these links (and many more on the following pages of hits that particular search got) and looked through a bunch of them and still can't find anything specific to how the nurse cares for this patient. What the focus is in care, assessment, things to watch for. Does that make sense what I am trying to find? I've seriously looked at close to 75 websites today alone, and everything is either patient oriented, or just general info on what the disease is. I have all that info - but need to know more of the nursing care.

    ~J
  5. by   adria37
    http://www.ons.org/research/outcomes/pdf/Function2.pdf

    http://www.cochrane.org/reviews/en/topics/125.html

    http://www.mgh.harvard.edu/cancer/cr...ma/sarcoma.asp

    I have class but I will try to plug it into some of the databases I have available when I get home and get you some full length articles and them PM you it will be after 6. Adria
  6. by   RNin2007
    adria! Thank you so, so much!!! This has been more helpful than anything =). I can't believe how hard it has been to find stuff like this. I also have access to OVID (through my school). This is a project I am doing and we are making a book to leave at the oncology unit for use by staff/patients. I really want to thank you for these websites.

    ~J
  7. by   adria37
    I have found some articles but I don't know how to send them. PM me a email and and I will email them to you
  8. by   JentheRN05
    Heres an email address to ask questions directly related to 'soft tissue sarcoma'

    Nursing Education

    If you have further questions about either program, you can contact:
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    Bryan Heartsfield, SCCA Clinical Staff Education Coordinator
    E-Mail: bheartsf@seattlecca.org

    link to care of:
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/q..._uids=15056054

    child sarcoma care
    http://www.onconurse.com/factsheets/child_soft.html
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Nov 1, '06 : Reason: edited phone numbers.

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