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The Quarterly Newsletter, APHON Counts

APHON Counts is a quarterly newsletter published by the Association of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses (APHON). Members receive four issues and have access to full-text files of current and back issues through the website. Each newsletter features a theme for clinical articles such as hematology, survivorship, and late effects among a variety of other topics.

Select an issue below to view its table of contents; members can view current and past issues (requires login).

2017

Spring

Volume 31, Number 1

  1. Personalized Performance Management Model for RN Professional Development
    Jacky Baas, MA RN, Patient Care Manager, Hematology Oncology Unit, Children’s Minnesota, Nursing Professional Rachael Lamsal, MSN RN NE-C, Clinical Excellence Program Manager, Children’s Minnesota
  2. Editor Intro
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director; Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  3. President's Pen — Humility, Wonder, Curiosity, and Lifelong Learning
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University
    APHON President
  4. Local Chapter News — APHON Can Help You Grow in 2017
    Terri L. Boyce, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Nurse Practitioner, Oregon Health & Science Center University, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital
    Sarah Matney, MSOL BSN RN CNML CPON®, Director, Cancer & Blood Disorders, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  5. Practice Corner — Competency Assessment: One Institution’s Shift in Practice
    Jennifer Fleming, BSN RN CPN, Staff Nurse II, Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital
    Claire McCollom, BSN RN CPHON®, Staff Nurse II, Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital
    Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator, Hematology/Oncology, Boston Children's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute
  6. Treatment Innovations — Toss Out the Binders: Why Is Nursing Education Still on Paper?
    Sarah A. Kennedy, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Health, Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
  7. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  8. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — Making the Chemotherapy Course Fun!
    Caroline Anderson, BSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Practice and Advanced Education Specialist, Cook Children’s Medical Center
    Janice Hennon, MSN RN CPN CPON®, Business Manager for Education, Cook Children’s Medical Center
    Ruth Anne Herring, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC CPHON®, Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
  9. COG Feature of the Quarter — COG Professional Education: Keeping on Track
    Maureen Haugen, MS RN CPNP CPON®, APN Manager, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Hematology/Oncology/ Neuro-Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital
    Sue Zupanec, MN, NP Pediatrics, Hospital for Sick Children
  10. Administrative Tidbits — The Impact of Simulation Training in Different Settings
    Melanie Jacobs, MSN RN, Clinical Assistant Professor, Loewenberg College of Nursing, University of Memphis
    Sheri L. Howard, MSN RN CHSE, Clinical Assistant Professor, Director of Simulation, University of Memphis
  11. Evidence-Based Practice — An Innovative Approach to Mentoring New Managers
    Gwendolyn Kimball, DNP RN CPON®, Education Nurse Manager, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  12. APN Updates — Web-Based Learning for APRN Education
    Paula Cuthrell, DNP MSN FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Educational Consultant, Cancer and Blood Diseases Institute, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital
  13. My Most Memorable Case — Patient Care Inspires Professional Development
    Brooke Cherven, MPH RN CPON®, Doctoral Student and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholar, University of Alabama at Birmingham 

2016 

Spring

Volume 30, Number 1

  1. Cancer Genetics: A Brief Overview
    Michael Hans, MS RN-BC CPN CPON®, Nursing Professional Development Educator, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  2. Editor Intro
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director; Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  3. President's Pen — What Do Genetics and Genomics Mean for Pediatric Oncology Nurses?
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University
    APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — The Practice of Genetics
    Joy Bartholomew, MSN APRN CPON®, Nurse Practitioner in Oncology, Children's Mercy Hospital
  6. Local Chapter News — Blueprint for Success
    Susan Dulczak, MSN RN PNP, Clinical Director/Nurse Practitioner, Valerie Fund Children's Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, The Unterberg Children's Hospital, Monmouth Medical Center

    Kathleen Perko, MS CHPPN CPNP PNP CPON®, General Oncology and Palliative Care, Doernbecher Children's Hospital at OSHU
  7. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — BCR-ABL and FLT3 Cytogenetic Aberrations in Pediatric Leukemia
    Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®, Clinical Nurse IV, Children's Hospital Colorado
  8. Administrative Tidbits — Federal Regulations of Genetic and Genomic Testing and Research
    Constance Coleman, CIP, Quality Specialist for the Office of Human Subjects Protection, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  9. COG Feature of the Quarter — Ph+ and Ph-Like ALL
    Molly Brickler, APNP, Inpatient NP, Leukemia/Lymphoma Team, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Christina Schulta, MS RN APNP, Outpatient NP, Leukemia/Lymphoma Team, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  10. APN Updates — Precision Oncology: A Futuristic Odyssey in Cancer Genomics Is Becoming Today's Reality
    Stacy Lynn Whiteside, MS APRN CPNP-AC/PC CPON®, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  11. Evidence-Based Practice — TMPT: To Test or Not to Test?
    Catriona Mowbray, PhD BSN RN CPN, Research Nurse Coordinator, Supportive Care, Children's National Health System; Radha Rahatgi, PharmD BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Specialist, Children's National Health System
  12. Treatment Innovations — A Life Free of Restrictions: Gene Therapy Progress for the Treatment of Hemophilia
    Kelly Tickle, MSN APN CWON PCNS-BC PPCNP-BC, Hematology/Bleeding Disorders Nurse Practitioner, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Michelle Boals, MSN APN NP-C, Hematology, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  13. My Most Memorable Case — Intuition Doesn't Lie
    Kamela J. Tessitori-Lancaster, BSN RN CPON®, Pediatric Oncology Nurse, Medical City Children's Hospital

Summer

Volume 30, Number 2

  1. Childhood Cancer Survivorship: Transition to Adult Care
    Cindy J. Cochran, MSN RN CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, After the Cancer Experience Program, Pediatric and Young Adult Survivor Program, Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center
  2. Editor Intro
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Editor
  3. President’s Pen — Transitions: Where Do We Go from Here?
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University; APHON President
  4. Local Chapter News — Local Chapter Involvement in the Transition of Treatment from Inpatient to Outpatient
    Meghan Belongia, MSN CPNP CPHON®, Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin;
    Sarah Matney, MSOL BSN RN CNML CPON®, Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center
  5. Practice Corner — Improving Patient Outcomes Based on Home Visit Interventions
    Kendall Temple, BSN RN CPON®, Oncology Community Outreach Nurse, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
    Kathleen E. Houlahan, MSN MHA RN NE-BC, Nurse Director, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  6. Treatment Innovations — Importance of a Nurse Navigator in a Pediatric Retinoblastoma Practice
    Edith Guarini, BSN RN CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Coordinator, Pediatric Retinoblastoma Practice, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  7. Steering Council — Checklist to Home: Patient and Family Education
    Amy Haskamp, MSN RN PCNS-BC CHPPN CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Palliative Care, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  8. COG Feature of the Quarter — Empowering Families of Newly Diagnosed Children with Cancer Through Education
    Jeneane Sullivan (left), MSN RN CPON®, Oncology Patient/Family Education Specialist, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Katy Tomlinson, BSN RN, Clinical Research Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  9. Administrative Tidbits — Through the Valley of the Shadows: Compassionate Transition of Families to Home-Based Palliative and End-of-Life Care for Children with Cancer
    Melody Brown Hellsten, DNP RN PPCNP-BC CHPPN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Texas Children’s Hospital
  10. Evidence-Based Practice/Research — Smartphones: Bridging the Gap Between Hospitals and Home?
    Lauren Bristow, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®, Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  11. APN Updates — Inpatient to Outpatient Transition: The Multifaceted Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) Role to a Smooth Home Transition
    Elizabeth Gilger, MSN RN APRN-BC CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Neuro-Oncology Team, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  12. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
    Column Editor
  13. My Most Memorable Case — How the Team Came Together
    Nancy Tena, MSN RN CNS-BC BMTCN CPHON®, Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System
    Andrew Goy, BSN RN, Staff Nurse, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan Health System

Fall

Volume 30, Number 3

  1. Aplastic Anemia: Fill Me Up, I’m Running on Empty!
    Karyn J. Brundige, MSN CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dana-Farber/Boston Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders Center
  2. Editor Intro
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center Dallas; Editor
  3. President’s Pen — A Story of Blood, Iron and Rust
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University; APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease
    Erin Mansour, MSN RN CPNP-AC/PC, Staff Nurse at the University of South Alabama, Children’s and Women’s Hospital
  6. Local Chapter News — Health Maintenance for Local Chapters
    Susan Dulczak, MSN RN PNP-C CPON®, Clinical Director and PNP, The Valerie Fund Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Monmouth Medical Center
    Kathleen Perko, MS CPNP CHPPN CPLC CPON®, Program Director Pediatric Palliative Care, OHSU Doernbecher Children’s
    Hospital
  7. Treatment Innovations — Hemophagocytic Lymphohistocytosis: The State of the Science
    Cherie Short, MSN RN CPN, Care Manager, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Jennifer Detzel, MSN RN CRNP, Nurse Practitioner, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Kim Horgan, BSN RN BMTCN®, Clinical Nurse III, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Brenda Mott, BSN RN, Clinical Manager, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Laura Flesch, MSN RN CRNP, Clinical Director, Bone Marrow Transplantation & Immune Deficiency; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  8. COG Feature of the Quarter — The Power of Partnership: APHON and the Children’s Oncology Group Nursing Discipline
    Jen Sullivan, MSN RN CPON®, Patient/Family Education Specialist, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    Katy Tomlinson Murphy, BSN RN, Clinical Research Nurse, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  9. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis: Nursing Considerations for Treating This Rare Disease
    Grant Crooks, BSN RN CPON®, Primary Nurse, Solid Tumor Team, Children’s Hospital Colorado
  10. Administrative Tidbits — Successful Strategies
    Kelly Tickle, MSN PCNS-BC PPCNP-BC APN CWON, Hematology/Comprehensive Bleeding Disorders Nurse Practitioner, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta
  11. Evidence-Based Practice/Research — Thrombosis Care in Pediatrics
    Jennifer L. Meldau, MSN CPNP CPHON®, Inpatient Thrombosis NP, Children’s National Medical Center
  12. APN Updates — Overview of Treatment Strategies in Childhood ITP
    Stacy Wolf, MS CPNP-AC CPON®, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Children’s Health at California Pacific Medical Center
  13. 40th Annual Conference Recap
  14. My Most Memorable Case – Little Moments Make Big Impacts
    Briana Edwards, BSN RN, Hematology/Oncology Unit, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  15. APHON Awarded ANCC Reaccreditation as Provider for Continuing Nursing Education
    Susan Burke, MA RN CPNP CPHON®, Advance Practice Nurse, Pediatric Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  16. New Logo Ushers in the Next 40 Years

Winter

Volume 30, Number 4

  1. Healthcare Disparities at Home
    Rachel Glincher, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  2. Editor's Intro
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children’s Health: Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Editor
  3. President's Pen — Vulnerability Takes Courage
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University
    APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Steering Council News — Steering Council Responds to Deficits in Education Materials for Patients and Their Families
    Amy Haskamp, MSN RN PCNS-BC CHPPN CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Palliative Care, Riley Hospital for Children at IU HealthKettering Cancer Center
  6. Practice Corner — Drug Shortages Compromise Access to Care for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Population
    J. Katherine Youngblood, MS BSN RN CPN PON V CPHON®, Staff Nurse, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Column Editor
  7. Local Chapter News — How APHON Chapters Can Address Healthcare Disparities in Pediatric Oncology
    Terri Boyce, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Nurse Practitioner, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Educator, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  8. Treatment Innovations — Beyond the Bedside: Harnessing the Power of Nurses for Advocacy
    Chris Donaghey, MSN RN PCNS-BC CPN CPHON®, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Riley Cancer Center, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, Indianapolis, IN
    Column Editor
  9. COG Feature of the Quarter — Healthcare Disparities in Phase I Clinical Trials
    Stacey Crane, RN CPON®, Predoctoral Nursing Fellow, Indiana University School of Nursing
  10. Administrative Tidbits — Disparities in Care Based on Payor Source
    Jamie Holmes, MBA MSN RN, Utilization Review Coordinator, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  11. Evidence-Based Practice/Research — Using the Evidence to Advocate for Children with High-Risk Cancers
    Amy Haskamp, MSN RN PCNS-BC CHPPN CPON®; Deborah A. Lafond; DNP PPCNP-BC CHPPN CPON®; Column Editor Marsha Smith, BSN RN-BC CCM
  12. APN Updates — The Inequalities of Success: How APNs Can Bridge the Gap
    Elaine Kulm, RN APRN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Government Contractor
  13. Book Review — Childhood Cancer: A Parent’s Guide to Solid Tumor Cancers, 3rd Edition
    Nancy Peret, BSN RN, Research Nurse Oncology, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  14. My Most Memorable Case — Last Wishes
    Theresa M. Bacon, MSN RN CNE CPN CPHON®, RN Supervisor, University of New Mexico Hospital

2015

Spring

Volume 29, Number 1

  1. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: An Inspiring Cure for Sickle Cell Disease
    Kathleen Spencer, MSN APN CPNP CPON®, Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Kelly Tickle, MSN APN CWON PCNS-BC PPCNP-BC, Hematology/Bleeding Disorders Nurse Practitioner, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
  2. Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation—A Promising Option for Hematologic and Oncologic Diseases
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — Stem Cell Transplant: Evolution Right in Front of Our Eyes
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — The Stem Cell Champion: Using an Expert Nurse to Improve Patient Safety
    Anna Herbert, BSN RN CPHON®, Inpatient Nurse, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  6. COG Feature of the Quarter — ANBL0032 Nurse Champions: Helping Provide Safe and Successful Protocol Administration
    Monica Hente, MSN RN BMTCN PPCNP-BC CPON®, Stem Cell Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Children's Hospital; Nicole Gray, RN, Staff Nurse, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  7. Treatment Innovations — Sickle Cell Disease and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation: Exploring Alternative Donors
    Ginny Schulz, MSN RN CPNP, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Program, Washington University/ St. Louis Children's Hospital
  8. Local Chapter News — BMTCN™: How Local Chapters Can Support Pediatric Stem Cell Transplant Nurses
    Ellen Olson, MS RN BMTCN CPNP CPHON®, BMT Nurse Practitioner, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Monica Hente,MS RN PNP-BC CPON®, SCT Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Children's Hospital
  9. Chemotherapy/Biothearpy News — High-Dose Busulfan and Thiotepa for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant
    Kristin M. Belderson, DNP MS RN CPON®, Clinical Nurse IV, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's Hospital Colorado
  10. Administrative Tidbits — Incorporating Human Factors Design into Pediatric Hematology Care
    Munira Jessa, P.Eng, Human Factors Safety Specialist, Alberta Health Services; Kim Bateman, BScN RN CPHON, Clinical Nurse Educator, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Stollery Children's Hospital, Alberta Health Services
  11. My Most Memorable Case
    Rachel Glincher, BSN RN CPHON®, Senior Staff Nurse, Maimonides Medical Center
  12. Evidence-Based Practice — Evidence-Based Practice: Critical Appraisal of the Evidence, Part 1
    Deborah Lafond, DNP PPCNP-BC CHPPN CPON®, Nurse Practitioner, Children's National Medical Center
  13. APN Updates — Novel Strategies in Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant: Reduced-Intensity and Nonmyeloablative Approaches
    Micah A. Skeens, PhD(c) RN PNP, Bone Marrow Transplant Nurse Practitioner, Hem/Onc/BMT Division, Nationwide Children's Hospital

Summer

Volume 29, Number 2

  1. Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Care: It's Time to Get It Right!
    Lisa Bashore, PhD APRN CPNP-PC CPON®, Assistant Professor, Harris College of Nursing & Health
  2. AYA: What's All the Fuss?
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  3. President's Pen — Nailing Jell-O® to a Tree!
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Local Chapter News — Local Chapters Focus on Survivorship
    Sarah Matney, BSN RN CPON®, Nurse Practice Manager, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator, Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  6. Treatment Innovations — Creating the Ideal Adolescent and Young Adult Environment at CHOC Children’s Hospital
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  7. Practice Corner — There Is No Place Like Home: Meeting the Needs of Adolescent Patients
    Lana Tacey, MN RN CPON®, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Alberta Children's Hospital
  8. APN Updates — Challenging Conversations with AYA Patients
    Barbara Lockart, DNP APN/CNP CPON®, Solid Tumors & Fertility Preservation, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  9. Administrative Tidbits — Adolescents/Young Adult Oncology: Overcoming Challenges Through an AYA Care Strategy
    Deborah Echtenkamp, MSN APRN CPON®, Manager, APRN Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Program, Medical City Children's Hospital
  10. Steering Council News — Age Is Not Just a Number
    Ann Mazzeo, MSN RN APNC CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Oncology, Hackensack University Medical Center
  11. COG Feature of the Quarter — The Importance of Fertility Risk Education in Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
    Genevieve Sylvain, RN CPHON®, Survivorship Program Coordinator, Children's Hospital Colorado
  12. Evidence-Based Practice — Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care in Sickle Cell Disease: Translating the Evidence into Practice
    Barbara Speller-Brown, DNP MSN PNP-BC, Sickle Cell Nurse Practitioner, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's National Health
  13. My Most Memorable Case — Past the Last Dose of Chemo
    Stephanie Phillips, MSN ARNP FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, HOPE Survivorship and Solid Tumor Team, Children's Hospital Colorado

Fall

Volume 29, Number 3

  1. From Novice to Expert: Things I Have Learned Along the Way
    Carlene Cord, APN, Nurse Practitioner, Institute for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders, Hackensack University Medical Center
  2. The Many Roles of Hematology/Oncology Nurses
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  3. President's Pen — Unique Roles in Nursing
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. COG Feature of the Quarter — Engaging Clinical Experts in the Evidence-Based Practice Process to Improve Patient Outcomes in Children with Cancer
    Elizabeth A. Duffy, DNP RN CPNP®, Clinical Assistant Professor, The University of Michigan School of Nursing
  6. Practice Corner — Implementation of a Safety Nurse Role to Improve Chemotherapy Administration
    Leigh Hart, BSN RN CPON®, Chemotherapy Safety Nurse Coordinator, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Jessica Mahoney, MSN RN CPON®, Chemotherapy Safety Nurse Coordinator, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Sarah Matney, BSN RN CPON®, Director, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Connecticut Children's Medical Center
  7. Local Chapter News — Who's Your "Go-To"?
    Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN APN/CNS CPHON®, Staff Development Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Division, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  8. APHON 39th Annual Conference and Exhibit Recap
  9. 2015 Award Winners
  10. APHON Year in Review
  11. Evidence-Based Practice — From EBP Novice to Advanced Beginner: On the Journey Toward EBP Expert
    Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN APN/CNS CPHON®, Staff Development Specialist, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  12. APN Updates — From Novice to Expert: An APRN Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
    Pat Wills Bagnato, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Director, Advanced Practice Providers, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital
  13. Administrative Tidbits — A Unique Role for a Unique Program
    Jennifer Morgan, MSN RN CPN CPON®, Affiliate Program Director of Nursing, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  14. Treatment Innovations — A Unique Role Created in an Outpatient Setting: An Admission Nurse
    Gretchen C. Hirschey, BSN RN CPHON®, Practice Administrator, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  15. My Most Memorable Case — From Novice to Expert: The Patient and Parents Are the Experts
    Julianne Ruggiero, MSN BSN RN CPNP®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Bone Marrow Transplant Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Winter

Volume 29, Number 4

  1. Improvement in Early Recognition of Deteriorating Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Patients
    Robbie Norville, MSN RN CPON® BMTCN™, Clinical Specialist, BMT, Texas Children's Hospital
  2. Monitoring and Managing Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Emergencies
    Kaye Schmidt, MA RN NEA-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Pauline Allen Gill Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders, Children's Health: Children's Medical Center Dallas
  3. President's Pen — A Tale of Two EDs
    Kathy Ruccione, PhD MPH RN FAAN CPON®, Associate Professor, Doctoral Programs School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Steering Council News — Quick, Easy Access to Information for Stem Cell Transplant Patients and Their Families
    Amy Haskamp, MSN RN PCNS-BC CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Palliative Care, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
  6. Practice Corner — The Importance of the Rapid Response Team
    Sheryl J. Hendler, MSN BSN RN STT CPON®, Charge Nurse, Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  7. Local Chapter News — Navigating Emergencies Within Your Local Chapter
    Meghan Belongia, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Terri Boyce, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care, University of Texas Health Science Center
  8. COG Feature of the Quarter — Importance of Safety Monitoring for Patients on Clinical Trials Involving Investigational Agents
    Gina Martin, BSN RN CCRP, Clinical Research Specialist, Washington University; Jennifer Wofford, APRN PNP-BC MSN RN CPHON, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Washington University
  9. Administrative Tidbits — Harvey Teams — Using a Defined Role to Ensure Competent Staff and Best Possible Patient Outcomes
    Regina Wilkes, MSN RN CNL, ICU Clinical Nurse Leader, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Rafonda Burks, MSN RN CPN, ICU Manager St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  10. APN Updates — Neurologic Emergencies in Pediatric Oncology Patients
    Rebecca Rusch, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  11. Treatment Innovations — Pediatric Stroke Review for the Hematology/Oncology Nurse
    Chris Donaghey, MSN RN PCNS-BC CPN CPHON®, Staff Nurse, Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent
  12. My Most Memorable Case — Intuition Doesn't Lie
    Jessica Wells, BSN RN, Registered Staff Nurse Clinical Level II, Hackensack University Medical Center
  13. Evidence-Based Practice — Great New Opportunities from the EBP and Research Committee
    Kristin Stegenga, PhD RN CPON®, Nurse Researcher, Children's Mercy Hospital

2014

Spring

Volume 28, Number 1

  1. Evidence-Based Practice in a Nutshell
    Jennifer Blaney, BSN RN CPON®, Clinical Nurse IV, Bone Marrow Transplant, Children's Hospital Los Angeles
  2. Hematology/Oncology Nurses Are Passionate About the Evidence-Based Practice Process to Guide Their Nursing Practice
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — Show Me the Evidence!
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, APHON President
  4. Treatment Innovations— Linking Innovation and Evidence-Based Practice
    Emily K. Browne, DNP RN CPNP, Director of Professional Development, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  5. APN Updates — Inspiring Change: The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse in Evidence-Based Practice
    Joy Hesselgrave, MSN RN CPON®, Clinical Specialist, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers, Texas Children's Hospital
  6. COG Feature of the Quarter — Evidence-Based Nursing Practice in the Children's Oncology Group (COG)
    Cheryl Rodgers, PhD RN CPNP CPON®, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing; Janice Withycombe, PhD MN RN CCRP, Research Nurse, Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
    News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  7. Administrative Tidbits — Manager and Employee Perspectives on Evidence-Based Practice
    Courtney Hahn, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Coordinator, Outreach Nursing Development, International Outreach Program, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Joshua Roberts, MSN RN CNML, Manager, Solid Tumor Unit, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  8. Practice Corner — Scrub the Hub, Cover the Cap, Let It Dry! What Really Prevents a Central Line Associated Bloodstream Infection (CLABSI)?
    Meredith Lahl, MSN PCNS-BC PNP-BC CPON®, Senior Director, Advanced Practice Nursing, Cleveland Clinic
  9. Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) — Evidence-Based Practice: The Future of APHON
    Deborah Lafond, DNP PNP-BC CHPPN CPON®, Nurse Practitioner, PANDA Care Team, Division of Hospitalist Medicine, Children's National Health System
  10. My Most Memorable Case
    Meghan Belongia, MSN RN APNP, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  11. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — Distraction in Healthcare
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator: Hem/Onc/SCT and VAT, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Summer

Volume 28, Number 2

  1. Decades of Survivorship Nursing
    Debra Eshelman-Kent, MSN APRN RN, Five Plus Cancer Survivorship Center, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  2. Embracing the Importance of the Survivorship Journey: What Hematology/Oncology Nurses Should Understand About This Complex Transition Process
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — The Gifts of Survivors and Co-Survivors
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Local Chapter News — Local Chapters Focus on Survivorship
    Meghan Belongia, MSN CPNP, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator, Boston Children’s Hospital/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  6. Treatment Innovations — Transitioning from Pediatric to Adult Care: A Crucial Time for Young Adults Living with Sickle Cell Disease
    JoBeth McBee, MSN APN NE-BC PPCNP-BC, Advanced Practice Nurse, Department of Hematology and Bone Marrow Transplant and Cellular Therapy, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital; Sheila M. Anderson, BSN RN, Case Manager and Transition Coordinator, Department of Hematology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  7. Practice Corner — Electronic Resources Available to Young Adult Cancer Survivors for Treatment Summary Development
    Caroline Mohrmann, MSN RN CPNP-AC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Late Effects Clinic, Washington University School of Medicine/St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  8. APN Updates — Maximizing Your Patient’s Post-Therapy Visits: Focus on Transition and Survivorship
    Karina Danner-Koptik, MSN RN APN CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Survivors Taking Action & Responsibility (STAR) Program, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Karen Kinahan, MSN PCNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, STAR Program, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
  9. My Most Memorable Case — One Patient’s Transition to End-of-Life Care
    Gina Dovi, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Level III Staff Nurse, Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital, Hackensack University Medical Center
  10. Administrative Tidbits — Improving Patient Participation in Long-Term Follow-Up
    Patty Dacus, BSN RN-BC, Staff Nurse, After Completion of Therapy Clinic, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  11. Steering Council News — What’s the Big Idea?
    Ann Mazzeo, MSN RN APNC CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Oncology, Hackensack University Medical Center
  12. COG Feature of the Quarter — A Children’s Oncology Group Study Addressing Key Adverse Events After Childhood Cancer
    Katie Fitzgerald Gettinger, MSN RN CPNP, Late Effects Clinic/Cancer Predisposition Clinic, Washington University/St. Louis Children’s Hospital
  13. Childhood Cancer Updates
    Deborah McBride, MSN RN CPON®, Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University
  14. APHON’s Pediatric Chemotherapy and Biotherapy Curriculum Now Available in Spanish

Fall

Volume 28, Number 3

  1. Measuring Quality in the Era of Healthcare Reform
    Emily K. Browne, DNP RN CPNP, Director of Professional Development, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  2. Understanding the Impact of Healthcare Reform: Should Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Expect Practice Changes Based on Quality Measures and Outcomes?
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — Healthcare Policy and Advocacy —Way Out of My Comfort Zone!
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Communications & Marketing Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — Healthcare Reform: Improving Outcomes and Reducing Costs Through Standardization
    Erin Osterkamp, BSN RN CPN, Inpatient Hematology/Oncology Clinical Manager, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
  6. Local Chapter News — Evidence and Quality in the Local Chapters
    Sarah Matney, BSN RN CPON®, Nurse Manager/Practice Manager, Connecticut Children's Medical Center; Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN APN/CNS CPHON®, Staff Development Specialist, Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant Division, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  7. COG Feature of the Quarter — The COG Patient-Reported Outcomes and Quality of Life Resource Center
    Christina Baggott, PhD RN PPCNP-BC CPON®, Clinical Research Nurse Practitioner Cancer Clinical Trials Office, Stanford University
  8. Treatment Innovations — Concurrent Care for Children: An Innovation to Be Continued
    J. Katherine Youngblood, MS BSN RN CPHON® CPN PON V, Staff Nurse, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  9. APN Updates — The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Pediatric Oncology
    Beth Siever, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Children's National Medical Center
  10. APHON 38th Annual Conference & Exhibit Recap
  11. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — Drug Shortages
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Educator: Hem/Onc/SCT and VAT, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago
  12. Administrative Tidbits — Video Simulation: A Strategy to Implement Evidence-Based Bedside Handoff
    Sheryl Lang, MA RN CPNP NEA-BC, Nurse Manager, Children's and Women's Services, University of Iowa Children's Hospital
  13. Evidence-Based Practice — Finding the Evidence to Promote Quality Measures and Outcomes
    Deborah Lafond, DNP PNP-BC CHPPN CPON®, Nurse Practitioner, Children's National Health System; Sarah Kaczor, MSN RN CPN CPHON®, Staff Nurse, Children's National Medical Center; Kelly McDonald, BSN RN CPN CPHON®, Staff Nurse, Children's National Medical Center
  14. My Most Memorable Case — Sometimes It’s the Little Things That Matter Most
    Jessica Mahoney, MSN RN CPON®, Nurse Coordinator, Hemostasis Program and Chemo Safety Nurse, Connecticut Children's Medical Center

Winter

Volume 27, Number 4

  1. What Really Counts
    Teresa M. Conte, PhD CPNP, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, University of Scranton
  2. Hematology/Oncology Nurses Demonstrate the Value of Self-Care Strategies to Avoid Compassion Fatigue and Healthcare Burnout
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — It's Time to Take a Step Back, Reflect, and Regroup!
    Jami Gattuso, MSN RN CPON®, Nursing Research Specialist, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. COG Feature of the Quarter — The Experience of Delivering a Family-Focused Nursing Intervention in a Children's Oncology Group Nursing Clinical Trial
    Casey Hooke, PhD RN CPON®, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota School of Nursing
    Leslie Landon, BSN RN CPHON®, Staff Nurse, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
    Joan Haase, PhD RN FAAN, Professor, University of Indiana School of Nursing
  6. Local Chapter News — Moral Distress: What It Is and How Local Chapters Can Help
    Monica Hente, MS RN PNP-BC CPON®, SCT Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Children's Hospital
    Kathy Perko, MS RN CHPPN PNP CPON®, Director, Bridges Palliative Care, Doernbecher Children's Hospital
  7. Practice Corner — Caring for Yourself While Caring for the Pediatric Hospice Patient
    Jordan Miraglia, MS LMSW, Pediatric Support Services Specialist, Hands of Hope
    Mollie Huskey, MSN APRN CPNP CHPPN, Pediatric Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Hands of Hope
  8. Treatment Innovations — Pilot Group Uses Self-Care Strategies to Overcome Compassion Fatigue
    Belinda Mandrell, PhD RN, Director, Division of Nursing Research, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  9. Steering Council News — Taking Care of Yourself Professionally
    Ann Mazzeo, MSN RN APNC CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Oncology, Hackensack University Medical Center
  10. Administrative Tidbits — Supporting Self-Care for the Pediatric Oncology Nurse
    Robin Mobley, MSN RN NE-BC, Director, Inpatient, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  11. APN Updates — Is There a Risk of Caring Too Much? Advanced Practice Nurses (APNs) and Compassion Fatigue
    Sue Ogle, MSN CRNP, Advanced Practice Nurse Manager, Cancer Survivorship Nurse Practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Gina Santucci, MSN CRNP,Pediatric Advanced Care Team Nurse Practitioner, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
    Lynne M. Kaplan, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, Division of Oncology, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  12. My Most Memorable Case
  13. Ashlee Stofferahn, MSN RN PCNS-BC CPHON®, Pediatric Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sanford Children's Hospital
  14. Childhood Cancer Updates
  15. Deborah McBride, MSN RN CPON®, Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University

2013

Spring

Volume 27, Number 1

  1. Evidence-Based Oral Mucositis Prevention and treatment
    Michele Farrington, BSN RN CPHON®, Clinical Healthcare Research Associate and Staff Nurse, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
  2. Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurses Confront the Challenge of Assessing and Managing Disease-Related Patient Symptoms
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President’s Pen — Recognizing the Amazing Projects Accomplished by the APHON Membership
    Melody Ann Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System,APHON President
  4. News on Certification — ONCC Announces New Certification Renewal Method
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — In Search of an Assessment tool to Identify and Manage Patient Symptoms
    Miranda Webster, BSN RN, Staff Nurse, BMT Unit, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  6. Local Chapter News — Symptom Management for Local Chapters
    Janice Nuuhiwa, MSN RN APN/CNS CPHON®, Staff Development Specialist, Ann <&amp/> Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  7. COG Feature of the Quarter — Nurses focus on Prevention of Oral Mucositis in a Children's Oncology Group Study
    Ellen Olson, MS RN CPNP, Nurse Practioner, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta-Egleston, Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorder Service
  8. Steering Council News — New Telephone Triage Resource Helps Nurses Manage Patient Symptoms
    Kristin Stegenga, PhD RN CPON®, Nurse Researcher, The Children’s Mercy Hospital
  9. Treatment Innovations — From Killer to Savior: The Use of Inactivated Human Immunodeficiency Virus to Treat Oncologic Malignancies
    Elizabeth Randall, BSN RN BC, Professional Development Educator II, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  10. Administrative Tidbits — The Pain Medication Shortage: How Does This Impact Our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice?
    Beth Savage, MSN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Advance Practice Nurse, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  11. Childhood Cancer Updates
    Deborah McBride, MSN RN CPON®, Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Column Editor
  12. APN Updates — Sleep-Wake Disturbances in Children and Adolescents Undergoing Cancer Treatment
    Amy J. Walker, PhD RN, Assistant Professor, University of Washington, Department of Family and Child Nursing
  13. My Most Memorable Case — Lessons Learned in Pediatric Oncology
    Laura A. Dorneman, BSN RN CN IV CPHON®, Primary Nurse, Neuro-Oncology, Children’s Hospital Colorado

Summer

Volume 27, Number 2

  1. Pediatric Venous Thromboembolism: What Is Important to Know About Blood Clots in Children
    Jennifer Tiller, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Children's Blood and Cancer Center, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas
  2. The Nurse's Assessment Is Critical in Managing Coagulopathy Events in the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — Recognizing the Art of Listening—Making a Difference for the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Patient
    Melody Ann Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — Why You Should Get to Know Your Hemophilia Nurse Coordinator
    Chris Guelcher, MS PNP-BC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Department of Hematology/Oncology, Children's National Medical Center
  6. Local Chapter News — Celebrating the Success of APHON Local Chapters
    Meghan Belongia, MSN APNP, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  7. COG Feature of the Quarter — Bevacizumab (Avastin®) in Clinical Trials and Nursing Care Related to Bleeding Problems
    Debra M. Spoljaric, MSN RN CPNP-PC, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
  8. Treatment Innovations — Veno-Occlusive Disease, Defibrotide, and the Role of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse
    Michelle N. Rickard, BSN RN CHPPN PON IV CPON®, Transplant Unit Staff Nurse, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  9. Administrative Tidbits — Experience with a Shared Leadership Model in a Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Service Line
    Jacqueline Ward, MSN RN NE-BC, Clinical Director of Nursing, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers
  10. APN Updates — Clotting and Bleeding at the Same Time? Understanding Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC)
    Molly Brickler, MSN RN CPNP-AC, Inpatient Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
  11. Childhood Cancer Updates
    Deborah McBride, MSN RN CPON®, Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University, Column Editor
  12. My Most Memorable Case
    Barbara Hilzinger, RN CPHON®, Staff Nurse and Transition Nurse, Cancer Care Unit, Seattle Children's Hospital

Fall

Volume 27, Number 3

  1. Targeted Therapies in Children and Adolescents with Cancer
    Rita Secola, PhD RN CPON®, Patient Care Services Director, Hematology Oncology Service Line, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
  2. Eploring the New Frontier for Cancer Treatment: Use of Targeted Molecular and Biological Agents to Treat Children and Adolescents
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — Targeting New Leadership Candidates to Serve in APHON
    Melody Ann Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Practice Corner — Blinatumomab: Nursing Challenges for Children with ALL
    Stacey Crane, MSN CCRP CPON®, Research Nurse III, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  6. Local Chapter News — Relating Targeted Therapies to Local Chapter Growth
    Libby Montoya, MSN APN CNS-BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Leukemia/Lymphoma/Hematology Services, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPON®, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Educator, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  7. COG Feature of the Quarter — The Use of Crizotinib as a Targeted Novel Therapeutic Agent in the Treatment of Pediatric Cancer
    Jennifer Wofford, MSN RN APRN PNP-BC CPHON®, St. Louis Children’s Hospital/Washington University
  8. APN Updates — Brentuximab Vedotin: The Current Frontier in Targeted Therapy
    Advanced Practice Nurse–Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
  9. Treatment Innovations — Targeted Therapies: Standing at the Edge of the Future
    J. Katherine Youngblood, MS BSN RN CPN PON V CPHON®, Weekend Clinic Staff Nurse, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  10. Chemotherapy/Biotherapy News — Biotherapy Safe Handling
    Mary Lynn Rae, MSN RN CPON®, Clinical Educator: Hem/Onc/SCT and VAT, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  11. APHON 37th Annual Conference and Exhibit
  12. Recognition of 2013 Award and Scholarship Recipients
  13. Administrative Tidbits — Administering Novel Biological and Targeted Therapies: A Staffing Challenge for the Nurse Management Team
    Jennifer Romeril, BSN RN, Assistant Nurse Manager, Aflac Outpatient Clinic
  14. Childhood Cancer Updates
    Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University
  15. My Most Memorable Case — The Other Side of the Curtain
    Jennifer Stahlecker, MSN RN CPNP CPHON®, Hematology/Oncology/BMT Staff Nurse, Phoenix Children’s Hospital

Winter

Volume 27, Number 4

  1. Developing Culturally Competent Nursing Care: Learning from Personal Experience
    Rita Secola, MA RN CPNP CPHON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
  2. The Importance of Providing Culturally Sensitive Nursing Care to Hematology/Oncology Patients
    Sharon Bergeron, BSN RN CPON®, Research Educator, CHOC Children's Hospital
  3. President's Pen — The Challenge of Delivering Culturally Competent Nursing Care
    Melody Ann Watral, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Duke University Health System, APHON President
  4. News on Certification
    Pamela Asfahani, BS, Product Manager, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  5. Local Chapter News — Integrating Multicultural Nursing into Local and National APHON: Get Involved!
    Monica Hente, MS RN PNP-BC CPON®, SCT Nurse Practitioner, St. Louis Children’s Hospital
    Colleen Nixon, MSN RN CPON®, Hematology/Oncology Clinical Educator, Boston Children’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  6. Steering Council News — ¿Que Pasa? What’s New from the Steering Council
    Ann Stiefbold, MSN RN APNC CPON®, Advanced Practice Nurse, Pediatric Neurology and Neuro-Oncology, Hackensack University Medical Center
  7. COG Feature of the Quarter — A Children’s Oncology Group Study Addresses Racial and Ethnic Differences in Survival in Childhood ALL
    Maria Bisceglia, MSN RN CPNP CPON®, Nurse Practitioner, Outpatient Oncology, Children’s Medical Center Dallas
    Wendy Landier, PhD RN CPNP CPON®, Clinical Director, Center for Cancer Survivorship, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
  8. Treatment Innovations — Pediatric Oncology Nursing in Developing Nations: Making a Difference Through a Culturally Sensitive Approach
    Courtney E. Hahn, MSN RN CPNP-AC CPHON®, Outreach Nursing Development Coordinator, International Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
    Mohammad R. Alqudimat, MSN RN, Nursing Director, International Outreach Program, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  9. APN Updates — Bumping into Culture: Cultural Competence in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing
    Kristin Gard, MN ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital
  10. Practice Corner — Multicultural Care on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
    Annamarie Borich, MSN RN, Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Staff Nurse, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  11. Administrative Tidbits — Education to Improve Cultural Competency
    Alicia Huettel, MSN RN, Coordinator Family Centered Care, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  12. Childhood Cancer Updates
    Deborah McBride, MSN RN CPON®, Staff Nurse III, Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Assistant Professor, Samuel Merritt University
  13. My Most Memorable Case
    Meghan Belongia, MSN RN APNP, Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

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