Oncology Nurse Practitioners Write Award-Winning Book
Two pediatric oncology nurse practitioners at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin edited and helped author an award-winning book entitled Telephone Triage: A Professional Resource for Pediatric Hematology Oncology and Stem Cell Transplant Nurses. The book was named a gold award winner in the book/manual/catalogue category of the 2013 Association TRENDS All Media Contest.
Susan Burke, BSN, MA; and Meghan Belongia, MSN, are the co-editors of the book, which was published through the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurses. Burke and Belongia also penned one of the chapters of the book, which was written by a number of hematology, oncology, and stem cell transplant practitioners and nurses involved in the association.
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“We know that nurses are often the first line of contact for patients and families, so the role of the telephone triage nurse has evolved and is a critical component of pediatric hematology/oncology nursing,” the authors said. “These guidelines are designed to promote safe quality care and support.”