Putting Evidence Into Practice: Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes

Putting Evidence Into Practice: <i>Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes</i>
1st Ed.
2011 © Oncology Nursing Society
Linda H. Eaton MN, RN, AOCN®; Janelle M. Tipton MSN, RN, AOCN®; Margaret Irwin PhD, RN, MN
ISBN-13: 978-1-935864-04-2


The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) Resources are essential for facilitating the use of evidence-based oncology nursing interventions in practice. The ONS PEP Resources’ purpose is to provide the best scientific evidence for improving cancer care and patient-centered outcomes.

Since 2006, when they debuted in card format, Putting Evidence Into Practice (PEP) resources have helped thousands of oncology nurses worldwide implement evidence-based interventions into their practice. The resources were compiled into one volume in 2009 and, now in its fourth printing, Putting Evidence Into Practice: Improving Oncology Patient Outcomes has become a go-to reference for many more nurses.

The second volume of Putting Evidence Into Practice supplements the 2009 edition and provides all-new resources on four new topic areas:
• Cognitive impairment
• Hot flashes
• Radiodermatitis
• Skin effects

As with the first volume, the text incorporates assessment and measurement tools as well as case studies that illustrate application of the tools in clinical practice. Contents of each chapter includes the definition of the problem, details on the incidence of the symptom, as well as prevention, survivorship, and assessment information.

You can use the measurement tools and reference to begin measuring applications of interventions in practice, help to document and validate the impact of nursing interventions on patient outcomes, and, ultimately, lead to improved patient satisfaction, recognition of a professional approach to care, and optimal patient outcomes.

Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This is an excellent resource for oncology nurses at all levels. It presents the most up-to-date evidence-based practice recommendations for nurses caring for cancer patients and represents the gold standard of nursing care of this population. To my knowledge, there is no another book available that presents this information all in one place."

-- Margaret Hurst, BSN (University of New Mexico Hospital) Doody's Review - previous volume


Nursing students, nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing instructors are the intended audience. The Oncology Nursing Society represents the gold standard for oncology nursing practice not only in the United States, but worldwide.

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