Oncology

FDA announces Project Orbis

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced Project Orbis, a new initiative from the FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE), which will provide “a framework for concurrent submission and review of oncology...

An innovative care approach to full code hospice patients

What may seem like a contradiction to you may be a comfort to patients. Takeaways: Hospice is not synonymous with “do not resuscitate.” Despite potential contradictions to full code and hospice, you can promote comfort...

Music and the power to heal

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today The other day I read an article in The New York Times about music therapy. The article included the story of a nurse who had been diagnosed...

Total pancreatectomy with islet cell autologous transplantation: A treatment modality for patients with chronic...

ONE IN FIVE patients diagnosed with acute pancreatitis will develop recurrent acute pancreatitis, and one in three of them will develop chronic pancreatitis (CP), which increases the risk for pancreatic cancer. Chronic pancreatitis also may...

Healthy Nurse Healthy Nation Year Two Highlights

On May 1, 2017, ANA Enterprise launched a bold initiative—Healthy Nurse, Healthy NationTM (HNHN) Grand Challenge—to transform the health of our nation by first improving the health of its 4 million RNs. As we...

Radiology nursing: A growing specialty

Find out if you have what it takes to pursue this fast-paced career path. Takeaways:  Radiology nursing is a little-known specialty that’s not always an obvious career option for nurses.  They influence care in a...

Colorectal cancers on the rise…in young adults

By Julie Cullen, Managing Editor, American Nurse Today Research coming out of the United States and Canada is showing an increase in colorectal cancers among men and women under 50 years old. Rates of these...

ANA on the Frontline: Sparks fly at ANA-ANCC conferences

Nurses come together to improve practice, work environments, and healthcare. While one speaker encouraged nurses to find their “inner spark,” the energy among nurses was already palpable as they came together to learn, share, network,...

Restoration rooms

A safe place for nurses to recharge SOMETIMES, 10 to 15 minutes of quiet time in a comfortable space is all it takes to recharge. That’s especially true for RNs experiencing on-the-job stressors that may...

Centralized vs decentralized staffing: Two case studies

Strive for balance to achieve improved outcomes. Takeaways:  Nurse staffing is influenced by an organization’s structure and culture.  Centralized staffing manages staffing through a central office. Decentralized staffing occurs at a hospital or unit level....

FDA approves first PI3K inhibitor for breast cancer

On May 24, the FDA approved Piqray (alpelisib) tablets, to be used in combination with fulvestrant, to treat postmenopausal women, and men, with hormone receptor (HR)-positive, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-negative, PIK3CA-mutated,...

Evidence-based practices for osteoarthritis management

Self-management education is the foundation of osteoarthritis care. Takeaways: · Osteoarthritis is a chronic disorder of the joints that is painful, prevalent, costly, and a leading cause of disability. · Management of osteoarthritis is multifaceted and includes...

FDA approves first targeted therapy for bladder cancer

On April 12, the FDA approved Balversa (erdafitinib) for adult patients with locally advanced or metastatic bladder cancer that has a susceptible genetic alteration known as FGFR3 or FGFR2, and that has progressed during...