CDER’s associate director for data analysis, Karthik Iyer, urged drugmakers to sign up for the agency’s quality metrics feedback program and the quality metrics site visit program, in a presentation at the Drug Information Association’s annual meeting in San Diego last week.
Meet Amy Bryant, MSN, AGNP-C. Her compassion for oncology patients was clear, however, exposure to a nurse practitioner program with a focus in integrative medicine began to change her course.
We are nurses. We are busy, constantly. Whether at work or home, our to-do list is constantly growing. Are you running in circles or crushing your goals? With so many tasks looming overhead it can become easy to lose focus and get distracted.
When my productivity was declining (but I felt as though I was hustling hard all day) I knew it was time to find a new way of accomplishing my daily goals.
Taking a blood pressure (BP) measurement.... It’s one of the very first hands-on tasks learned in nursing school. Easy enough, right? While taking a quick BP may be one of the less complex tasks nurses execute throughout their day, it is still imperative to take the time to do it right.
It’s a bird, it’s a plane, wait, it’s... nurse Justice Steed. His name certainly has a superhero ring to it, at least his pediatric patients seemed to think so! He’s out to save the world... of travel nursing. Justice is the Founder and CEO of a new travel nursing company, SPLASH Travelers. Who better to run and innovate a new type of travel nursing company other than an experienced travel nurse?
Oncology patients and their caregivers face a wide array of challenges, both large and small. Lauren Gjolaj, MBA, BSN, RN, director of clinical operations at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Miami Hospital and Clinics (UMHC), sees those difficulties firsthand.
Maureen is a shining example of the versatility possible within the nursing profession. She is a career consultant (specializing in leadership, recruitment & retention), a published fiction author, freelance healthcare writer, and current Director of Client Services in the extended home care/private duty sector. Whew! As if that is not enough to keep her busy, she also has twin teenage girls to keep track of.
When you are the one in the bed things somehow look, sound, and even smell different. Healthcare is a constantly changing field. However, we can become quite comfortable as providers, sometimes forgetting what it actually feels like for our patients. Being on the other side is an unfortunate situation, but can provide an unparalleled perspective.
Can you hear me now? Explaining medical procedures and interventions to patients and their families can sometimes be a challenge. A language barrier can add even more complexity to the situation. However, ensuring proper translation between you and your patient is crucial to all involved in the conversation.
Throughout the course of treatment, many patients with cancer receive chemotherapy, intravenous fluids, antibiotics, and much more via central venous catheters such as Mediports. It is crucial that oncology nurses perform proper technique and site maintenance to prevent infection and avoid infiltration or extravasation. Providing comprehensive patient education can prevent foreseeable issues and improve patient outcomes.
You wanted it at one point - and probably worked pretty hard to obtain that extra certification or credential. The time, resources and dedication required speaks to the nursing profession and our constant will to learn. Nurses take pride in continuing their education and specializing in their respective field(s) of expertise. With rising price points for courses and less employers willing to cover the cost, some are finding it difficult to maintain multiple certifications financially.