ONS Highlights Important Dates and Resources for Nurses

Here are some dates and resources useful or of interest to oncology nurses.

Upcoming Conference Calendar

Advanced Practice Nursing Conference (APN)

November 11-13, 2010

Orlando, FL

November 3-5, 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

Institutes of Learning (IOL)

November 12-14, 2010

Orlando, FL

November 4-6, 2011

Salt Lake City, UT

National Conference on Cancer Nursing Research

February 10-12, 2011

Los Angeles, CA

ONS 36th Annual Congress

April 28-May 1, 2011

Boston, MA

ONS 37th Annual Congress

May 3-6, 2012

New Orleans, LA

Sixth Annual Oncology Congress*

October 15-17, 2010

San Francisco, CA

www.OncologyCongress.com

*If you register by May 20 with code ONS, you will save $75.

Educational Resources

Looking to obtain more CNE credit or simply educate yourself on important oncology topics? Be sure to check out these resources:

Oncology Nursing Society CNE Central

www.ons.org/CNEcentral

This ONS resource provides oncology nurses with numerous ways to receive CNE credit, including Web courses, monographs, podcasts, Webcasts, and more.

3-part Series on Treatment Adherence

www.onsedge.com (info not yet online; 877-588-EDGE)

This educational series, which appears to be non-accredited, will introduce oncology nurses to a complimentary service launched by Genentech BioOncology, a 24-hour call center that patients with cancer and their caregivers can use to obtain support during treatment. The call center will enable patients to reach oncology nurses who are experienced with Genentech pharmacotherapies.

Tobacco Cessation Resource

Looking to quit smoking or help your patient kick the habit? Consider visiting the EX Website. This resource, developed by Legacy, a non-profit dedicated to helping people optimize their health, along with experts at the Mayo Clinic, provides visitors with a free, personalized, evidence-based quit plan. It also connects them to other smokers who are trying to quit.

Oncology Art Competition and Exhibition

Creating art can be therapeutic. Since 2004, Lilly Oncology has held its Oncology on Canvas Art Competition and Exhibition, with more than 3000 individuals sharing their cancer experiences in art and narrative. If you want to share your experience with cancer or know a patient who may be interested in doing so, visit www.LillyOncologyOnCanvas.com for more on the competition and how to enter. Winners of the competition select which cancer charity will receive their prize donation, and, following the competition, much of the artwork will be shown at various cancer centers, hospitals, and patient advocacy events throughout the country. Artwork and narratives may also be televised nationally, showcased on the Internet, or appear in print.

Texting to Support ONS in May

If you want to support ONS this May, you can text a $10 donation to the ONS Foundation. To do so, text the following: isupport onsf. Alternatively, you can put 20222 in your phone’s “To” or “Send” box. Once you hit send, you will receive a confirmation text, which you must respond “Yes” to. You can “text” a donation of $10 up to 3 times in the month of May. Please be advised that messaging and data rates may apply.

ASCO/ONS Chemotherapy Safety Standards

The ONS has collabotated with the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) ti develop the first national standards for the safe administration of chemotherapy. These guidelines, which are focused on the adult population in the ambulatory setting, are available online at the ONS Website. They will also be published in the Oncology Nursing Forum and the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

Interested in attending more oncology nursing meetings? Then add the below dates to your calendar and visit the ONS Website for more information.

Medical Device from the Exhibit Hall

WalkMed Triton Pole Mount Infusion Pump

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Does your cancer center or hospital need a new pole mounted infusion pump? If so, an option may be the WalkMed TRITON by WalkMed Infusion. According to the WalkMed Specifications’ Sheet, “the TRITON infusion pump is a durable, compact, pole mount infusion pump focused on ease of use.” The device, which is designed for infusion of medications or fluids requiring continuous delivery through intravenous (central and peripheral), subcutaneous, or intra-arterial routes, features a simple programming structure, a large display screen, a quiet pumping mechanism with /- 5% accuracy, and is touted to have an extended battery life that provides “full-day” dependability. In addition, there are several safety and convenience features, including an event log; built-in and adjustable air, upstream and downstream pressure sensors; and customizable pump settings for individual patients and protocols. For more information, visit www.walkmed.net or call (303) 420-9569. Be sure to tell them you heard about the WalkMed TRITON through !