APHON has developed position papers on several clinical pediatric hematology/oncology practice topics written and reviewed by subject matter experts. Additionally, APHON has endorsed practice guidelines that advance the care of children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and blood disorders and their families.
The Transition of Patients with Sickle Cell Disease from Pediatric to Adult Health Care
Published Year: 2022
This position paper, co-published by APHON and ASPHO, provides recommendations for the quality of care given to sickle cell patients transitioning into adult hematology care.
Pain Management for the Child with Cancer in End of Life Care
Published Year: 2021
This position paper provides recommendations for prevention and alleviation of pain, the role of the child and parent, dosing of analgesics, and the nurse's role in managing pain at the end of life.
APHON Position Paper on Drug Shortages
Published Year: 2020
This paper provides APHON's position on the circumstances and effects of drug shortages in pediatric hematology/oncology nursing.
APHON Position Paper on the Nurse's Use of Social Media
Published Year: 2018
This paper provides APHON's position on the nurse's use of social media in the workplace.
APHON Position Paper on Human Papillomavirus Immunization
Published Year: 2018
This paper provides APHON's position on the administration of HPV immunization.
American Society of Clinical Oncology/Oncology Nursing Society Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards, Including Standards for Pediatric Oncology
Published Year: 2016
This paper updates the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)/Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) Chemotherapy Administration Safety Standards and highlights standards for pediatric oncology.
Ambulatory Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nursing Practice
Published Year: 2009
This paper provides APHON's position on patient safety and quality of care, staffing resources, chemotherapy and biotherapy administration, telephone triage guidelines, and patient education in ambulatory care.
Educating the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse
Published Year: 2011
This position paper provides APHON's recommendations about the education needs and standards for the pediatric hematology/oncology nurse.
Fertility Preservation for Pediatric and Adolescent Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Patients
Published Year: 2012
This position paper provides APHON's position on discussions regarding fertility preservation with patients and families.
Endorsed Guidelines and Standards
Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice
APHON, along with other organizations of the Professional Oncology Navigation Task Force, created the Oncology Navigation Standards of Professional Practice to provide clinical oncology nurse navigators, social work navigators, and patient navigators with clear information regarding best practices in the provision of professional care. These standards also provide benchmarks for use by healthcare employers and information for policy and decision-makers, health professionals, and the public to understand the role of professional oncology navigators.
Release Date: March 2022
Use of E-Cigarettes and Vaping
APHON supports the following position statements on e-cigarettes and vaping with particular emphasis on the recommendations for children and adolescents.
Oncology Nursing Society
Release Date: September 2019
American Academy of Pediatrics
Release Date: October 2019
Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families
Release Date: December 2015
The Psychosocial Standards of Care for Children with Cancer and Their Families guidelines are published by the Mattie Miracle Cancer Foundation and provide strong recommendations for basic elements of psychosocial care for all children with cancer.
Baseline Standards for Paediatric Oncology Nursing Care
Release Date: June 2014
The Baseline Standards for Paediatric Oncology, Nursing Care guidelines, were developed by the SIOP PODC Nursing Working Group and provide baseline standards for paediatric oncology nursing care in low to middle-income countries.