Today’s inspiration…

In case you missed it just like I did, spare a few minutes and watch this short video on how a 15 year old  freshman in high school developed a paper sensor that could detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancer in five minutes for as little as 3 cents.     There is hope in the…

Celebs have them too…

….vascular access devices, that is! Yes, just like our patients, many celebs have had a vascular access device placed to receive medical treatments. As an infusion nurse, I have made mental note of celebs who have publicly admitted they’ve had a PICC line or any other central venous access devices (sad, I know). And the…

In case you missed it….

…some latest news and initiatives on infection prevention and safety….. “Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients” – CDC is launching a new program called Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients, featuring tools to help both clinicians and patients prevent infections. CDC worked with partners to develop a Basic Infection Control and Prevention Plan for Outpatient Oncology Settings, which…

Better late than never….

I can’t believe I totally missed it… the start of “Break Cancer” WordPress World Record to mark the beginning of National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week!!!  Sadly I did…but as the saying goes…better late than never. 🙂 It’s hard to think that adolescents and young adults (AYA), ages 15 to 39, are diagnosed with cancer.…