CE articles from Oncology Nurse Advisor

Oncology Nurse Advisor, a journal for oncology nurses, delivers high-quality CE articles with each issue. See below for a list of Oncology Nurse Advisor CME articles available on myCME. Click here to visit Oncology Nurse Advisor's web site.

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Central Venous Catheter Self-management Education Program Effective

A central venous catheter self-management education program is an effective nursing intervention to promote long-term self-management of a CVC for discharged patients with cancer.

Innovations Reduce Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infection Rates at an Oncology Hospital

The formation of a multidisplinary taskforce and the introduction of improved products successfully reduced the rates of catheter associated urinary tract infections (CAUTI) at an oncology hospital.

Daily Chlorhexidine Gluconate Bathing Reduces CLABSI Rates

Daily chlorhexidine gluconate bathing on all patients with ports and tunneled catheters decreased the rates of CLABSI on an inpatient oncology unit.

Hygiene Practice Interventions Reduced CLABSI on an Inpatient Oncology Unit

Formation of a multidisciplinary team and a focus on evidence-based interventions successfully reduced the rate of central line bloodstream infections (CLABSI) on an inpatient oncology unit.

PICC Claiming Antithrombogenic, Antimicrobial Properties Failed to Reduce Thromboses, Line Dysfunction

A PICC with preclinical data claiming antithrombogenic and antimicrobial properties failed to reduce the rate of CLABSI or catheter-related thromboses compared with a standard PICC.