Starting off the nursing news this week is a look at what four oncology nurses are now doing with their time in the private sector. Four Philadelphia nurses recently joined Healthcare IT company Eviti, Incorportated. They are part of an effort to create the largest and most comprehensive cancer medicine libraries.
Thousands of Research Trials Cataloged
This evidence based online library will hold information on thousands of cancer treatments and also track current and past clinical research trials in order to keep track of cancer research findings and trends. The nurses will act as “case managers” for the research compiled in the library, compiling the evidence-based research and vetting the information along with the company’s chief medical officer before the information is included and added to the library.
The goal is to create a one-stop, comprehensive resource for cancer diagnosis, treatment and management to be used by oncology healthcare professionals worldwide. This library will provide nurses and doctors comprehensive drug and treatment information including adverse effects, precautions, and patient management tips that will give them helpful patients care information at their fingertips.
Keeping Clinical Nurses Up to Date
Before this library it would have been nearly impossible for an oncology nurse to keep track of all of the latest research or new drugs coming on the market. I’m looking forward to more of these types of technologies coming on the marketplace, using the power of computers and vast databases to gather the real information we need in the clinical environment.
It’s great to see that nurses are vital partners in these efforts. I’ll stay on top of these and bring you more stories on them as they are developed.
Make sure you follow-up on the links for this news item and all of the other news and additional resource links from this week’s episode – One Pill Killers, Pediatric Toxicology and Episode 314.