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Where ONS Voices Talk Cancer.

Join oncology nurses as they sit down to discuss the topics important to nursing practice and treating patients with cancer.

The Oncology Nursing Podcast Oncology Nursing Society

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.6 • 112 Ratings

Where ONS Voices Talk Cancer.

Join oncology nurses as they sit down to discuss the topics important to nursing practice and treating patients with cancer.

    Episode 219: Use Acupuncture and Acupressure to Manage Cancer Symptoms and Side Effects

    Episode 219: Use Acupuncture and Acupressure to Manage Cancer Symptoms and Side Effects

    “Using that view of looking at the whole person, we can provide some acupuncture or acupressure to help maybe reduce anxiety, to help them relax a little bit more, settle their thinking down a little bit, and get some improved sleep,” ONS member Susan Yaguda, MSN, RN, RN manager in integrative oncology at the Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute in Charlotte, NC, told Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, during a discussion on using acupuncture and acupressure to manage symptoms and side effects of cancer and cancer treatment. Yaguda also demonstrated example acupressure techniques that nurses can try at home and in their practice. You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode by completing the evaluation linked below.
    Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
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    Earn 0.75 contacts hour of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by August 5, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Episode Notes
    Complete this evaluation for free NCPD. Yaguda’s 2022 ONS Congress® session: Improving Quality of Life With Acupuncture, Acupressure, and Oncology Massage ONS’s evaluation of the evidence for acupressure as a symptom intervention Oncology Nursing Podcast Episode 129: Safely Use Acupuncture as Integrative Care for Symptoms and Side Effects ONS Voice articles: Acupuncture for Cancer-Related Fatigue What the Evidence Says About Acupuncture and Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for Insomnia Evidence Is Building for Acupuncture as an Opioid Alternative for Cancer Pain Oncology Nursing Forum articles: Acupuncture as a Treatment Modality for the Management of Cancer Pain: The State of the Science Effects of Acupuncture and Acupressure on Cancer-Related Fatigue: A Systematic Review Assessing the Impact of Acupuncture on Pain, Nausea, Anxiety and Coping in Women Undergoing a Mastectomy Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing article: Acupuncture for Menopausal Hot Flashes Current Oncology article: A Systemic Review of Acupuncture for Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy International Journal of Nursing Studies article: Effects of Acupressure on Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting-A Systematic Review With Meta-Analyses and Trial Sequential Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials Acupressure’s Potent Points: A Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments The Society for Integrative Oncology Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Evidence-Based Use of Integrative Therapies During and After Breast Cancer Treatment LCI Supportive Oncology video: Acupressure Points Reference Memorial Sloan Kettering video: How to Perform Acupressure for Nausea and Vomiting Cancer Help Program: Beyond Conventional Cancer Therapies Medical Acupuncture article: Information on Battlefield Acupuncture To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.
    Highlights From Today’s Episode
    “When people have a disruption in their health—and it could be your emotional well-being, physical, or both—in traditional Chinese medicine, it is reflected in that the flow of qi has been disrupted. Acupuncture and acupressure address this by trying to open up and even out that flow, by either inserting tiny little needles called acupuncture needles, or by exerting gentle pressure—called acupressure—on specific acupoints.” Timestamp (TS) 03:22
    “What I really love about traditional Chinese medicine is it’s very holistic. It’s looking at the whole person, at systems working together, and it real

    • 49 min
    Episode 218: Central Venous Catheters: Heparin Harms and Recommendations for Flushing

    Episode 218: Central Venous Catheters: Heparin Harms and Recommendations for Flushing

    “Saline is very benign and doesn’t have any risk of harm for the patient. They’re small doses, so we’re not worried about sodium or anything. The risk of heparin is actually quite extensive,” MiKaela Olsen, DNP, APRN-CNS, AOCNS®, FAAN, clinical program director in oncology at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, MD, told Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, during a conversation about the latest evidence surrounding central venous catheter flushing solutions and techniques. You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode by completing the evaluation linked below.
    Music Credit: “Fireflies and Stardust” by Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
    Earn 0.75 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by July 29, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Episode Notes
    Check out these resources from today’s episode:
    Complete this evaluation for free NCPD. ONS Access Device Standards Oncology Nursing Podcast Episode 127: Reduce and Manage Extravasations When Administering Cancer Treatments Episode 162: What Nurses Need to Know About Central Lines and Ports Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles Heparin Versus Normal Saline: Flushing Effectiveness in Managing Central Venous Catheters in Pediatric Patients With Cancer Heparin Versus Normal Saline: Flushing Effectiveness in Managing Central Venous Catheters in Patients Undergoing Blood and Marrow Transplantation Implanted Port Patency: Comparing Heparin and Normal Saline Central Venous Access Devices: An Investigation of Oncology Nurses’ Troubleshooting Techniques ONS books Access Device Standards of Practice for Oncology Nursing Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy Guidelines and Recommendations for Practice Journal of Vascular Access article: Flushing of Intravascular Access Devices (IVADS) – Efficacy of Pulsed and Continuous Infusions Medical Devices: Evidence and Research article: Pulsative flushing as a strategy to prevent bacterial colonization of vascular access devices ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards ONS/ONCC Chemotherapy Immunotherapy Certificate Course Infusion Nurses Society’s Infusion Therapy Standards of Practice To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.
    Highlights From Today’s Conversation
    “The way that you can eliminate heparin is by really focusing on education and teaching of patients and nurses and other staff that access central lines about how to do that.” Timestamp (TS) 06:13
    “One of the barriers right now I think is that a lot of the manufacturer guidelines are old, and they still recommend in their catheter guidelines to use heparin because they aren’t up to date either.” TS 07:50
    “The risk of heparin is actually quite extensive. For instance, we know that heparin can cause heparin-induced thrombocytopenia, or HIT. Unfortunately, you don’t always know that your patient is experiencing that, but I’ve had many, many patients over the years where, all of a sudden, their platelet count was low, and no one knew why. . . . We did testing for HIT and found out that it was the heparin flushes that were causing that.” TS 09:04
    “Normal saline is the most benign solution that can be used in catheters. There are studies showing benefit in some patient populations, and I know that some places have protocols using an antibiotic lock solution or a sodium citrate lock solution, but in general the most common type of flush

    • 34 min
    Episode 217: Support Pregnant and Postpartum Patients During Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    Episode 217: Support Pregnant and Postpartum Patients During Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

    “Caring for a pregnant patient with cancer is 100% a team approach,” ONS member Chandley Silin, RN, FNP-BC, AOCNP®, nurse practitioner at the Stanford Cancer Center in Palo Alto, CA, told Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS. During this episode, Silin discussed the care implications for pregnant and postpartum patients with cancer throughout diagnosis and treatment and the importance of involving the interprofessional team and making appropriate referrals for support. You can earn free NCPD contact hours after listening to this episode by completing the evaluation linked below.
    Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
    Earn 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by July 22, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Episode Notes
    Check out these resources from today’s episode:
    Complete this evaluation for free NCPD. ONS Board Releases Statement About Dobbs v. Jackson ONS Guideline™ for Anxiety ONS Voice articles The Case of the Pregnancy Predicament Health and Equity Matter for Black Mothers, HHS Says New HHS Initiative Will Reduce Maternal and Infant Health Disparities Oncology Nursing Forum article: Caring for Pregnant Patients With Breast Cancer Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles One Disease, Two Lives: Exploring the Treatment of Breast Cancer During Pregnancy Unintended Pregnancy: A Systemic Review of Contraception Use and Counseling in Women With Cancer Journal of Maternal-Fetal and Neonatal Medicine article: Safety of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters During Pregnancy: A Retrospective Study American Psychological Association’s guide on postpartum depression and anxiety Postpartum Support International resources National Cancer Institute article: New Drugs Raise Old Questions About Treating Cancer During Pregnancy To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.

    • 30 min
    Episode 216: Navigate Branded and Nonbranded Patient Education Industry Resources

    Episode 216: Navigate Branded and Nonbranded Patient Education Industry Resources

    “What does the patient need to know? What are their knowledge gaps? What are they most in need of? Once you determine the areas you need to pinpoint, branded or nonbranded, then there’s resources out there for you to use,” Chelsea Backler, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC, AOCNS®, VA-BC, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, told Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS. Backler explained the differences between branded and nonbranded patient education resources, ways for oncology nurses to identify credible resources, and ONS’s Seal of Approval Program for branded and nonbranded resources. You can earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked below.
    Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
    Earn 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by July 15, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Episode Notes
    Check out these resources from today’s episode:
    Complete this evaluation for free NCPD. ONS Seal of Approval Library Oncology Nursing Podcast Episode 43: Sharing Patient, Provider, and Caregiver Resources Episode 87: What Are the Biggest Barriers to Patient Education? Episode 179: Learn How to Educate Patients During Immunotherapy Episode 183: How Oncology Nurses Find and Use Credible Patient Education Resources Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing article: Patient and Healthcare Provider Education Tip Sheets Oncology Nursing Forum article: The Internet as a Source of Health Information: Experiences of Cancer Survivors and Caregivers With Healthcare Providers Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) codes and guidelines PhRMA’s Principles on Responsible Sharing of Truthful and Non-Misleading Information To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.

    • 30 min
    Episode 215: Navigate Updates in Oral Adherence to Cancer Therapies

    Episode 215: Navigate Updates in Oral Adherence to Cancer Therapies

    “The nurse is kind of the hub of a spoked wheel. You have your pharmacy and your provider all on the outside edge, but it’s the nurse that’s connecting all of these different support services together and being the main connection for the patient,” ONS member Elizabeth Bettencourt, RN, MSN, OCN®, oral oncolytic nurse navigator at Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Sunnyvale, CA, and member of the Silicon Valley ONS Chapter, said. Bettencourt joined Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS, for a discussion on how oncology nurses can support their patients in adherence to oral anticancer medications. The advertising messages in this episode are paid for by Breast Cancer Index.
    Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod 
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0 
    Episode Notes
    ONS Guidelines™ to Support Patient Adherence to Oral Anticancer Medications ONS Oral Anticancer Medication Toolkit ONS Huddle Card™ on Financial Toxicity Oral Anticancer Medication Learning Library Oral Adherence Video Oncology Nursing Podcast Episode 16: Navigating the Challenges of Oral Chemotherapy ONS Voice articles Maintain Oral Adherence With ONS Guidelines™ Oral adherence topic tag Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles Oral Chemotherapy Adherence: A Novel Nursing Intervention Using an Electronic Health Record Workflow Assessment and Measurement of Medication Adherence: Oral Agents for Cancer Factors Influencing Oral Adherence: Qualitative Metasummary and Triangulation With Quantitative Evidence Overview of the Challenges Related to Oral Agents for Cancer and Their Impact on Adherence Oral Chemotherapy Education Sheets To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities. 
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org. 

    • 36 min
    Episode 214: Oncologic Emergencies 101: Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

    Episode 214: Oncologic Emergencies 101: Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone

    “Sometimes in our daily routine of taking care of patients, it’s more about looking at the treatment side effects. But look at those wide array of symptoms that can present with an oncologic emergency. They will kind of sneak up on you, and as an oncology nurse, we all need to be educated about them,” ONS member Diane Cope, PhD, APRN, BC, AOCNP®, director of nursing and oncology nurse practitioner at Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute in Fort Myers told Stephanie Jardine, BSN, RN, oncology clinical specialist at ONS. During this episode, Cope explained the clinical manifestations associated with syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH) and its medical and nursing interventions. The episode is part of a series about oncologic emergencies; the previous episodes are linked below. You can also earn free NCPD contact hours by completing the evaluation linked below.
    Music Credit: "Fireflies and Stardust" by Kevin MacLeod
    Licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 3.0
    Earn 0.5 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD) by listening to the full recording and completing an evaluation at myoutcomes.ons.org by July 1, 2024. The planners and faculty for this episode have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose. ONS is accredited as a provider of NCPD by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
    Episode Notes
    Check out these resources from today’s episode:
    Complete this evaluation for free NCPD. Previous Oncology Nursing Podcast episodes on oncologic emergencies ONS Huddle Card™: Hormone Therapy ONS books: Understanding and Managing Oncologic Emergencies: A Resource for Nurses (third edition) Clinical Manual for the Oncology Advanced Practice Nurse (fourth edition) Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing articles: STAT: Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone (SIADH) Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion in Malignancy: Review and Implications for Nursing Management Hyponatremia and SIADH: A Case Study for Nursing Consideration To discuss the information in this episode with other oncology nurses, visit the ONS Communities.
    To provide feedback or otherwise reach ONS about the podcast, email pubONSVoice@ons.org.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
112 Ratings

112 Ratings

mrogo12 ,

Excellent

Great variety of topics; covers numerous diagnoses, treatment regimens, medications, social concerns, nurse wellness, and more. And the special guests provide even more insight and perspective into the world of oncology nursing.

rlmllj ,

Good information

Clear, understandable information that is up to date ! Thank you!

Holly Beary ,

Good for aural learners

I listened to a whole bunch of these podcasts back to back while on a road trip. I did learn quite a bit. I did not find the format to be very engaging, however. Host Stephanie Jardine has a great voice for audio. She has obvious knowledge and experience as well, but I don’t think we listeners get to benefit from this as much as we could. I wish there were more spontaneous follow-up questions to the guests’ prepared responses to prepared questions. I really wish there were fewer remarks about things being “interesting” and “important”; one would hope that most of the guest comments and explanations are interesting and important. It would be good to have follow-up explanations of abbreviations and rephrasings of more difficult concepts and maybe more examples and personal stories to make the content more engaging. Overall, I find this a valuable resource, especially for nurses new to oncology practice.

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